Assembly Republican Minority Leader Pat Hickey released today the following statement in response to the Assembly Democrat’s job plan:
“A few days ago President Obama stated, “The private sector is doing just fine”. If Assembly Democrats really agree with the president, then I think their “Five-Point Plan for Job Creation and Economy Recovery,” is going to be just about as well received.
Nevadans know the economy is not fine and are looking for solutions, not the same big government ideas and empty promises. In any case, measures that help Nevadans find jobs are certainly worthy of consideration.
Regarding “Nevada Jobs First,” and the idea to expand it to public works projects, the best idea would be to exempt prevailing wages on projects like schools saving millions of dollars in Clark County alone. Until the economy starts growing, there won’t be many public works projects anyway.
The Democrats proposal to “utilize empty state buildings or land for economic development” is an empty idea. It would be smarter to move existing state agencies into all those empty buildings instead of spending taxpayer monies on rent before we give them away to private businesses.
Finally, with regard to “streamlining application and permitting processes,” I applaud the Assembly Democrats for finally agreeing with Governor Sandoval and the bi-partisan economic development plan for lauding the successes of Utah and Florida, where similar Republican-led innovations did the very same.”