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Old 08-24-2019, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Minnesota/ Las Vegas
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Look at all the issues facing Nevada; not just public education. Take a good look.

This is the result of elections. This is the result of electing those who WANT the jobs versus those who can acutally DO the jobs. We really do get the government for which we vote.

Your worst beliefs are probably true.
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Why wait for a tax increase? The government and school district both take donations.

My point was that you will not even notice the increase because it is so small.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:45 PM
 
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Money won't solve the discipline issues. Students want to fight because someone looked at them the wrong way or accidentally bumped in to them. Teachers get disrespected by students everyday. Many teachers are barely maintaining control of the classroom. I think teachers should wearing body cams just like cops. If the public knew the disrespect that was going on in schools I think most would be shocked.



For the discipline issues alone that teachers have to deal with I think they should all get raises of at least $10,000.
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Southern Highlands
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This is a tax that will hit me directly, yet I am 100% for it. The last time sales tax went up, it was to help with the police compensation and pensions. It went from 8.15% to 8.25%. I remember keeping track of how much it was costing me. It was around 5 pennies a month. Yes, 5 pennies a month. If this one goes through, and I hope it does, it will end up hitting me for around the same. I can spare another 5 pennies to help the schools.

The sales tax went up .10% and cost you 5 cents per month. That means you spend $50 a month on taxable goods.
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:32 PM
 
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While Iím generally anti-tax increases, the one potential counter argument is that much of the sales tax burden is borne by tourists whereas all of the benefit will flow to locals. Does anyone know what percentage of sales tax is borne by residents vs non-residents?
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Old 08-25-2019, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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The sales tax went up .10% and cost you 5 cents per month. That means you spend $50 a month on taxable goods.

Yes, and that would be at most. 5 cents is nothing, even to me. Even if you use a big spender, who spends $1,000 a month on taxable goods, the increase would only be a $1 a month. It is not going to be a noticeable to anyone while it helps the schools, so I am all for it.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:29 PM
 
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Yes, and that would be at most. 5 cents is nothing, even to me. Even if you use a big spender, who spends $1,000 a month on taxable goods, the increase would only be a $1 a month. It is not going to be a noticeable to anyone while it helps the schools, so I am all for it.
This won't help the schools one bit.

The money from the proposed tax increase will be used as a one time payment for teachers who completed professional development for column advancement but never got it as the district never asked the state to fund that.

When these teachers are due their step increase next year, the district will again say "we don't have the funds" and freeze salaries.

Then we're back to increasing taxes again.
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:27 PM
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Location: North Las Vegas
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My classes this year are 43, 42, 39, 38, 36. During my last evaluation my administration wrote that they wanted more student movement in the classroom. I started laughing.
Where do you teach at? Sounds an awful like the situation that I gave up on at Cheyenne High School. (Class sizes were the same, and for my CC class my co-teacher was an English specialist, the only problem was I taught Algebra).
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:36 AM
 
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This is a tax that will hit me directly, yet I am 100% for it. The last time sales tax went up, it was to help with the police compensation and pensions. It went from 8.15% to 8.25%. I remember keeping track of how much it was costing me. It was around 5 pennies a month. Yes, 5 pennies a month. If this one goes through, and I hope it does, it will end up hitting me for around the same. I can spare another 5 pennies to help the schools.

The problem is (and Marilyn Kirkpatrick mentioned this) is the accountability of where the funds go when they go to schools. CCSD is like a black hole, people want to see improvement when they raise taxes for schools. It's hard to see that with CCSD.
And the problem many people have with the sales tax is what is called sales tax creep. It equates to the boiling water analogy with the frog. Slowly increase the sales tax a little at a time and people won't notice. Well I and many others notice and it has to stop.
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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This is a tax that will hit me directly, yet I am 100% for it. The last time sales tax went up, it was to help with the police compensation and pensions.
Pensions? Outside of the public sector, who gets a pension these days? Specifically, I'm referring to a monthly-defined benefit that is in addition to a self-funded or employer-matched 401k type plan.

Way back when, public sector employees generally received lower pay in exchange for guaranteed better benefits (pension, vacation, free or low cost medical for life, etc) when compared to the private sector. It was a fair trade-off IMO. Today, many public sector workers get the best of both worlds. Their pay often exceeds what a comparable private sector job pays while maintaining these benefits. Further, it's common for many govt employees to "double dip". They retire after X number of years, then get hired as a consultant doing the same job while drawing their pension.

These retirement benefits are a huge source of our budgetary problems at all levels of government across the nation. I will not support any tax increase, no matter what it is designated for, until total public sector compensation packages (pay, benefits, and retirement) are reformed and brought inline with the private sector.
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