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Brian Sandoval on Tax Reform
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brian Sandoval on other issues.
  • Don't raise taxes by $1B; that would halt job growth. (May 2011)

Senate:

NV 2012: 2012 Nevada Senate Debates


Shelley Berkley on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (NV-1): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Berkley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 24% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 83% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Apr 2012)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)
John Ensign on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator (NV): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for John Ensign on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Rated 87% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Dean Heller on Tax Reform
Republican: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dean Heller on other issues.
  • Oppose any attempt to raise taxes. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Harry Reid on Tax Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (NV): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Harry Reid on other issues.
  • I am not in favor of giving billionaires tax cuts. (Oct 2010)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 17% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 80% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Opposes flat-rate federal tax; supports increased tax rates. (Aug 2010)

House:


Mark Amodei on Tax Reform
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Amodei on other issues.
  • Americans don't pay too little in taxes. (Sep 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Joe Heck on Tax Reform
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Heck on other issues.
  • Supports eliminating the estate tax. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Steven Horsford on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steven Horsford on other issues.
  • Tax cuts for the middle class & working families. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Dina Titus on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Dina Titus on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jim Gibbons on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (NV-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jim Gibbons on other issues.
  • No new taxes and no expansion of state government. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 67% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Kenny Guinn on Tax Reform
Republican NV Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kenny Guinn on other issues.
  • Nevada needs new revenue, but now is no time for new taxes. (Jan 2001)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Shelley Berkley on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (NV-1): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Berkley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 24% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 83% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Apr 2012)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)
Dean Heller on Tax Reform
Republican: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dean Heller on other issues.
  • Oppose any attempt to raise taxes. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Richard Bryan on Tax Reform
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Richard Bryan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
Barbara Vucanovich on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Barbara Vucanovich on other issues.
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Rick Ziser on Tax Reform
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Ziser on other issues.
  • Must hold down spending. (May 2004)
Sharron Angle on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger (2010): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Sharron Angle on other issues.
  • Extend the Bush-era tax cuts, or it's a tax increase. (Oct 2010)
  • No tax increases; reduce capital gains; end death tax. (Aug 2010)
  • Consistent vote against unnecessary tax increases. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports flat-rate federal tax; opposes increased tax rates. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
Jack Carter on Tax Reform
Democratic challenger, previously First Son: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Carter on other issues.
  • Oppose the elimination of the sales tax deduction by the GOP. (May 2006)
Jon Porter on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (NV-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jon Porter on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Rated 61% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Jim Gibbons on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (NV-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jim Gibbons on other issues.
  • No new taxes and no expansion of state government. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 67% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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