Liberals have been telling us that lower taxes aren’t what companies are looking for in deciding where to open operations. Then Tesla comes into Nevada because of… lower taxes.
Liberals have been telling us that companies aren’t moving to Nevada because we’re not dumping enough money into education. Then Tesla comes to Nevada despite our awful schools. Liberals say to fix those awful schools, we need to spend more money on them. Then we find out this week that not one of the fourteen “zoom” schools that got a whopping $39.4 million in EXTRA funding last year improved their academic performance rating.
In fact, four of them were downgraded! Liberals say Reality Biting Nevada Liberals in the Butthat smaller class sizes and a longer school year will fix education. But “zoom” schools restrict kindergarten class sizes to 21 students and the school year was extended by 17 days.
And despite the Legislature putting more money, not less, into education, 73 Clark County schools were downgraded in their rating for the last school year… and that’s using a rating scale that the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports is considered by some to be “too lenient.”
Indeed, you can earn the highest rating — 5 stars — with a score as low as 77 out of 100. And you can chalk up a “C” — 3 stars — with a score as low as 50 out of 100… which in the real world is considered total failure.
The reality is, the ONLY way to fix public education is to give parents vouchers so they can send their kids somewhere other than a public school.
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Ralston Burp-Tweets More Egg on His Face On September 18, Jon Ralston — Nevada’s #2 liberal blogger with a television show watched by DOZENS — tweeted (because he no longer has a column in a real newspaper): “Oh, man, this is really dumb.” Ralston was referring to Republican congressional candidate Assemblyman Cresent Hardy holding a fundraiser for his congressional campaign on September 24, 2014.
What “Jonny Boy” thought was “dumb” was Hardy holding a fundraiser during the 15-day “blackout” period in which state legislative candidates are not allowed to raise money after a special session of the Nevada Legislature.
You see, legislators just wrapped up a special session to approve the Tesla giga-giveaway deal, so the 9/24 date falls within that 15 day “no fundraising” period. “Gotcha, you dummy!” thought Ralston.
Alas, Mr. Know-It-All was wrong again.
You see, Assemblyman Hardy is running for a federal office — Congress — not a state office. And there’s a 13-year-old official AG opinion, issued by former Democrat Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Pappa’s office, that very clearly states the following…
“Federal election law preempts state election law, therefore certain state officials are not prohibited from soliciting or accepting monetary contributions for a campaign for federal office before, during, or after a regular or special session of the Legislature.”
Who’s the dumb one now, Jon? Chuck Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, a non-profit public policy grassroots advocacy organization. He may be reached at email@example.com.