Sarah and I had a blast tonight at the Sienna Conservative Club Holiday Buffet & Party. We both came away encouraged by so many new Nevadans getting active in the process and decided to post this old editorial cartoon for Throw Back Thursday.
From 1999 to 2007, I lived and breathed the state budget serving in the Nevada Legislature. Both Democrat and Republican majorities appointed me to the “money” committee every session I served. There, I learned the ins and outs of state cash flow, revenue forecasting and state overspending habits. With this fresh knowledge, I requested a bill draft in 2004 (in between sessions) to rebate Nevadans with a credit on their annual car registrations due to over taxation. The Governor brushed me aside and championed the idea as his own in 2005, but I didn’t care, and was just happy Nevadans got back $300 per vehicle the next year.