More Tax Increases To Come After Largest Tax Increase In Nevada History, Plus More Stories

More Tax Increases To Come After Largest Tax Increase In Nevada History, Plus More Stories

July 12, 2016

Last year, the State of Nevada Republican legislature, led by Gov. Sandoval, pushed through the largest tax increase in the State’s history, all in the name of education. And graduation numbers are up. Since Governor Sandoval took office in 2010, graduation numbers for the Clark County School district have gone from 61.6 percent in 2012 to 72.1 percent in 2015. The state­wide graduation rate in 2015 increased to 70.8 percent, up from 63.1 percent over the last four years. But it appears the graduation rates may be based on social promotions rather than actually teaching kids reading, writing and arithmetic.

Almost all of the Juniors in Clark County High Schools took the ACT college test. The ACT college readiness assessment is a standardized test for high school students to determine if their educational skills are ready for college. Only 9 percent of the Juniors who took the ACT test were actually college ready. That means that 91% of high school students currently graduating from Clark County High Schools cannot read their own diplomas. Maybe this is why the Teachers’Unions oppose testing students so much. And the legislature wants to raise taxes again next year for “education”.

In other local news, a teenage boy was shot and killed near the North Las Vegas Airport overnight, bringing the total number of homicides in Metro’s jurisdiction to 95 this year. Last year the total number of homicides was 136. Clark county is on track to double that number this year. Many local leaders are criticizing Metro’s continued refusal to turn over criminal illegal aliens to ICE for deportation and instead allowing illegal aliens that are arrested for violent felonies to post bond and then be released back into our local community, hoping they appear in court.

Also here in Las Vegas, a Clark County District Court is set to hear Assemblyman James Oscarson’s motion to dismiss Tina Trenner’s law suit seeking to compare the paper ballots to the electronic ballot machine readings.

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