Senate Democrats Pull Payroll Tax Plan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A debate over education funding turned bitter on the Nevada Senate floor when Democrats accused Republicans of not wanting to compromise on taxes and the GOP minority leader chastised the majority for failed leadership.

An intense 90-minute session began Tuesday when Democratic Majority Leader Mo Denis of Las Vegas announced he had canceled a hearing on a proposed payroll tax plan because without GOP willingness to consider it, Democrats lacked the votes for passage.

At times emotional, Denis told his colleagues they were setting children up for failure and putting partisanship over policy.

Republican Minority Leader Michael Roberson of Henderson responded with a rebuke, saying Democrats need to learn how to lead.

The exchange punctuated a stalemate unlikely to thaw with less than two weeks left in the session.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 208447531 - kolotv.com/a?a=208447531