State of Nevada Archives: on Jobs


Adam Laxalt: Remove barriers to job creation

I'll promote policies that take advantage of Nevada's many natural economic strengths, remove barriers to job creation and business expansion, and empower our education system to equip our future workers with the skills they need to succeed. That means eliminating unnecessary regulations and licensing requirements that only serve to stifle private-sector job growth and keep individuals out of the workforce.
Source: 2018 Nevada Gubernatorial website AdamLaxalt.com Nov 7, 2017

Jacky Rosen: Fight for livable wage; expand small business capital

Jacky will work to expand access to capital so our small businesses can grow and thrive. She will also fight to raise the minimum wage from a poverty wage to a livable wage, so that working families can make ends meet.
Source: 2016 Nevada House campaign website RosenForNevada.com Nov 8, 2016

Jacky Rosen: End pay discrimination against women

Early in her career, Jacky experienced pay discrimination, when her superiors provided larger raises to male colleagues. In Congress, Jacky will be a champion for women, and she will fight to ensure they get equal pay for equal work. She supports making childcare more affordable and accessible for working families and promoting young girls' interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) education.
Source: 2016 Nevada House campaign website RosenForNevada.com Nov 8, 2016

Ruben Kihuen: Women earn less for same job as male colleagues

Nevadans from all walks of life see the reality of the American dream slipping away. Families work harder for less. Everyday Americans can't afford to send their kids to college. Women earn less for doing the same jobs as their male colleagues.

It is unacceptable that if a woman and a man do the same job, on average, the woman will make 30% less. That's why I sponsored and passed legislation to crack down on employers knowingly paying women less than men in Nevada.

Source: 2016 Nevada House campaign website RubenForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Ruben Kihuen: No one who works full time should live in poverty

If you work 40 hours a week and make the Nevada minimum wage of $8.25/hour, you are living in poverty. That is simply unacceptable. No one in the United States who works full time should live in poverty.

In 2015, I presented the bill in the Nevada legislature to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Unfortunately, the reckless Republicans who controlled the legislature killed the bill. I will continue to fight for an increase at the Federal level in Congress.

Source: 2016 Nevada House campaign website RubenForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Dean Heller: Get bipartisan bill passed for online poker

Heller said he would work with Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to get an online poker bill passed by the end of this year.

Some of Berkley's sharpest attacks on Heller came on online poker, on which Reid has blamed Heller for failing to get votes in the Senate. "My opponent is failing the people of the state of Nevada," she said, saying online poker legislation could mean up to 1,200 jobs in Nevada. "My opponent is not doing his job. Either he does not have an understanding of how important this is to the state of Nevada, or he's not caring."

Heller waived away the attacks as political. He said he believes he has two opponents in the race--Berkley and Reid. Reid saw online poker "as his last best chance to get involved in the U.S. Senate race," Heller continued. "26 days from now, Sen. Reid and myself will put aside our differences and get something passed."

Source: Las Vegas Sun on 2012 Nevada Senate debates Oct 11, 2012

Dean Heller: Denied 2010 reports that unemployed were "hobos"

Heller had to fend off his musings from a 2010 speech in Elko that unemployment benefits were creating "hobos."

Heller denied it outright, though press reports from the time confirm that he did indeed draw the correlation between unemployment benefits and "hobos."

"Look, the fact of the matter is my opponent actually did call unemployed people hobos and that puts him very much in line with what Mitt Romney said about the 47 percent," Berkley said.

Source: Las Vegas Sun on 2012 Nevada Senate debates Oct 11, 2012

Shelley Berkley: Online poker could mean up to 1,200 jobs in Nevada

Heller said he would work with Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to get an online poker bill passed by the end of this year.

Some of Berkley's sharpest attacks on Heller came on online poker, on which Reid has blamed Heller for failing to get votes in the Senate. "My opponent is failing the people of the state of Nevada," she said, saying online poker legislation could mean up to 1,200 jobs in Nevada. "My opponent is not doing his job. Either he does not have an understanding of how important this is to the state of Nevada, or he's not caring."

Heller waived away the attacks as political. He said he believes he has two opponents in the race--Berkley and Reid. Reid saw online poker "as his last best chance to get involved in the U.S. Senate race," Heller continued. "26 days from now, Sen. Reid and myself will put aside our differences and get something passed."

Source: Las Vegas Sun on 2012 Nevada Senate debates Oct 11, 2012

Brian Sandoval: $10M for deals via Nevada Jobs Unlimited

Nevada Jobs Unlimited will pursue strategies that grow jobs within existing Nevada businesses, as well as recruit companies from out-of-state. But we will do so with a new sense of urgency, coordination, and accountability. Collaboration and tighter performance indicators will be the metrics of this new system. We are also proposing a $10 million Catalyst Fund to provide much-needed resources to close deals, finance infrastructure, and spur the growth of new jobs. The Fund will be continued in futur budgets only if it delivers the kind of success we expect. Our proposal builds upon the foundation laid by the New Nevada Task Force, which has provided new ideas for the future of our state's economic development activities. Our future lies in business sectors like technology commercialization, bioscience, renewable energy development, and defense sector expansion. Innovation will drive tomorrow's economy, and so it must drive our decision-making as we rebuild our economic development infrastructure.
Source: 2011 Nevada State of the State Address Jan 24, 2011

Sharron Angle: It's not a Senator's job to create jobs

Angle hammered Reid over a legislator's role in generating economic growth. "Once again, Harry Reid: It's not your job to create jobs," she said, after the moderator asked both candidates if job creation was part of a Senator's job description.

On economic issues, Angle reiterated her belief that job creation does not fall under the job description of a U.S. Senator, arguing. "It's your job to create policies that create the confidence for the private sector to create those jobs."

"That'd be a no?" the moderator prompted, pushing for a firm yes or no answer to his question.

"I believe my job is to create the policies that will encourage private sector to do what they do best," she responded. "We need to get back to work," Angle said. "The way we do that is by encouraging the private sector to do what they do best. [Employers] are in a cloud of uncertainty & they're holding back $2 trillion that they would like to invest in jobs. They have lost confidence because of things like Obamacare."

Source: CBS News coverage of 2010 Nevada Senate debate Oct 15, 2010

Sharron Angle: No, I don't think the unemployed are spoiled

Both candidates had to answer for controversial remarks they've made in the past. Angle was asked whether she really thinks jobless Americans have been "spoiled" by unemployment benefits. "No, I don't think that our unemployed are spoiled," she said, "and that was totally mischaracterized by my opponent," which has become Angle's standard response when questioned about past statements.

But Reid, too, is known for making strange remarks. Angle tried to score by reminding the debate audience that Reid had once said the Iraq war had been lost. "That emboldened our enemies, demoralized our troops and endangered them, and you need to apologize to them, Senator," Angle chided. Reid countered with the many things he's done for veterans and his endorsement from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Source: NPR Morning Edition coverage of 2010 Nevada Senate debate Oct 15, 2010

Dennis Kucinich: Iím the one candidate who comes from the working class

If we had trade agreements that had workersí rights in them, that would lift up conditions for workers in this country and all countries. Iím the candidate of workers because Iíve stood for jobs, full employment economy, health care, education for all. A Kucinich administration will means a workersí White House. Right now wealth is being accelerated upwards. Iím the one candidate in the race who comes right from the working class and can address those needs directly because I remember where I came from
Source: 2007 Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Nevada Nov 15, 2007

Dennis Kucinich: Give teeth to the National Labor Relations Act

Q: The National Labor Relations Act passed in the 1930s grants uniform collective bargaining rights to all private-sector employees but does not cover public-sector workers. Should it?

A: One of the reasons why youíve seen union membership dropping in this country is because you havenít seen that kind of common application of labor law. We have to make sure that all these institutions that have been set up to protect the rights of working men and women actually have teeth.

We have a Department of Labor. Itís seldom that you see the kind of enforcement for workers or workersí rights. Iím now the chairman of Domestic Policy Subcommittee for the US House. Weíre finally going to get into looking at what the NLRB does and how they really work consistently to undermine the rights of workers & unions to try to be heard and to be represented.

We also have to look at OSHA and enforcement like that because thereís a lot of unsafe workplaces where the people are not being held to account in law.

Source: 2007 AFSCME Democratic primary debate in Carson City Nevada Feb 21, 2007

John Edwards: Make joining unions easier; ban firing strikers

Iíve been running a poverty center at the University of North Carolina for the last couple of years. The most important anti-poverty movement in American history is the organized labor movement. We need to make it easier for workers to organize themselves into unions. If a Republican can join the Republican Party by signing their name to a card, any worker in America ought to be able to join a union by doing exactly the same thing. Itís nothing but democracy. Itís what we believe in.

We ought to ban the hiring of permanent replacements for strikers, and make that the law of the land.

We need to strengthen and grow the middle class in this country. And one of the most important tools for doing that is to organize, organize, organize. I have been all over this country, organizing thousands of workers into unions, walking picket lines. So thank you for what all of you do every day.

Source: 2007 AFSCME Democratic primary debate in Carson City Nevada Feb 21, 2007

Kenny Guinn: Privatized state workerís comp & insurance

We were the first state in the country to privatize our stateís workerís compensation program, removing more than a thousand positions from the state payroll and a $2.2 billion liability from the stateís ledger. And in the future, we will save over $3 million more, every year, by self-insuring.

We maintained a hiring freeze for the past two years, streamlining government and leaving more than 1,500 positions unfilled or eliminated. We also reformed our stateís group health insurance plan.

Source: 2001 State of the State Address to the Nevada Legislature Jan 22, 2001

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