Nevada Question 5, Automatic Voter Registration via DMV Initiative (2018)
Encouraging more Nevadans to take an active role in their community and voting is a worthy objective. However, we all know too well good intentions don’t always lead to good results.
I support governor Sandoval when he says “ IP1 fails this test because it extinguishes a fundamental, individual choice—the right of eligible voters to decide for themselves whether they desire to apply to register to vote—forfeiting this basic decision to state government. … the core freedom of deciding whether one wishes to initiate voter registration belongs to the individual, not the government.”
I will vote no on Question 5
No to increase Property taxes
In 2005, the Nevada Legislature determined that rising real property values had placed an unreasonable property tax burden on taxpayers: The Legislature hereby finds and declares that an increase in the tax bill of the owner of a home by more than 3 percent over the tax bill of that homeowner for the previous year constitutes a severe economic hardship.
In 2017 SJR 14 is a proposed Constitutional amendment to change the way property taxes are assessed in Nevada. It passed the 2017 Legislature. It would need to pass the 2019 Legislature and then go to ballot in 2020. State Senator Julia Ratti from Disrtict 13 Reno-Sparks was the sponsor.
An example provided by Nevada Families for Freedom A home taxed with the current cap incurs a tax bill of $7,706 annually, with out the cap, based on the taxable value would be $17,706.
Shannon Bilbray Axelrod voted yes to remove the cap in 2017
Janice Wesen will vote no to remove the cap in 2019
Small Government, Less Bureaucracy
Increase jobs and a strong economy benefits every Nevadan, one method to ensure growth and prosperity for all is a smaller government and less bureaucracy. A small business owner, or start up entrepreneur should not be rquired to hire a team of attorneys and CPA’s, to start up a business.
As a business owner with over thirty years experience in the private and public sector I can relate too well to getting bogged down with analyzing and implementing regulations, taxes and fees. There needs to be a common sense balance of government regulations and allowing an entrepreneur to create jobs and build a strong economy.
I support policies which benefit the small business and private sector job creators and do not impose burdensome taxes and regulations.