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Will we need new taxes in Nevada? By Stcae Senator Mike McGinness When the Nevada Legislature opened the doors on January 20, 1997, the line was out to the street to get in on the surplus of money available because of strong rev- enue collections. The predicted surplus was high as $400 million No one predicted new taxes including the Gov- ernor. Now, only a month later, the impetus for additional sales taxes is growing - and not just from Clark County. The unparalleled growth of Clark County fueled the debate aitially, but now other entities with infrastructure needs are looking at the sales tax increases with envious eyes. I represent the Central Nevada Senatorial District cover- ing eight rural counties and each of them has problems with infrastructure including roads, school buildings, sewer and water needs, landfill problem, flood control, and the list goes on. The Nevada Legislature cannot pass legislation tar- geted to one area (supposedly), so if a sales tax is ap- proved, does that leave the door open for every county to raise taxes? In my opinion, the authority could be given to each county to accommodate an increase for capital projects, but let them do so by action of a county body or vote of the people. Bringing the issues close to the people will make everyone more responsive, and give everyone an opportunity to visit with their locally elected officials to express approval or disapproval. Each local issue will have to be judged on its merit. I have voted against many meritorious measures in the Nevada Legislature simply because they took away or failed to bestow local control. It won't be any different with infrastructure taxes. Please don't hesitate to contact me with your ideas, comments or concerns at 1-800-367-5057 or send your letter to Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson Street, Car- son City, NV 89701-4747. My e-mail address is mmcginness@sen.state.nv.us. I look forward to hearing from you. Rodeo weekend in Pahrump PAHRUMP-Thc Nevada High School State Rodeo Association will hold its first rodeo of the spring season here Saturday and Sunday. The March l & 2 competition is a double header, each day counts as a complete rodeo with points tabulated at the close of the day. The rodeo starts at 9 a.m. on both days. Ad- mission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children 12 and under. The Pahrump Valley Rough Rid- ers will operate the concession stand. Action is the word for the weekend. Bareback, bronc and bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, pole bending, break-a-way roping, goat tying and team roping will provide dynamite excitement. A Saturday night dance at the Community Center will give everyone an opportunity to relax and socialize. Rodeo secretary, Robin Laub, says all three motels are full with RV parking at a premium as participants and their families arrive from all over the state. NHSRA will hold a rodeo, at a different Ne- vada location, most weekends from now until the state finals June 18-22. The national finals will be held July 14-20 at Pueblo, Colorado. Local NHSRA directors are Jeff Meek and Liz Sandoval. 727-5583 Beat/he Spring Garden Section Deadline Don't miss the opportunity to be included in our Spring Garden Section! Call 727-5583 today to reserve your space for the March 13th special sec- tion. Deadline to participate is Friday, March 7th. It's no secret that desert gardening is a challenge for even the most dedicated enthusiast. People new to the climatic extremes of the desert may think their green thumbs have turned brown. Not true. Trees and plants will thrive in our challenging en- vironment when suitable varieties are selected and given proper soil preparation, feeding and care. New home owners landscaping a barren site and established home own- ers who want to en- hance their environ- ment will find useful ideas and helpful hints. The Gazette Garden Section will have infor- +nation about soil, Licensed & Bonded #3M_ +:_. a I' Pump !* IllP I CompleteSymS i UnmUea  S i] Iwarranty ':il Rad"o O"isp"'atc'-h'  7 days a week service 1 1220 E. Manse III E. o/eV sLvo  I 727-446 plants and even ponds. The insert is designed to be retained by garden- ers as a handy reference. Every time the gardener refers to this section, your business message will be showcased. Gardeners need nursery products, irrigation sup- plies, pond materials, fencing, tools, gloves, cloth- ing and an entertaining video or a good place to dine after a hard day of planning, digging and planting. Plant your information seed in our Spring Gar- den Section and reap a bouniiful business harvest. i Cactus - Cactus Largest Selection in Nevada Desert Plants - Succulents Lots of native Nevada plants including: Red Barrels, Cholla, Yucca, Mound Cactus, Clariet Teddy Bear, Beaver Trail, Prickly Pear, Saguaro Golden Barrels, Organ pipe, Desert Willow Blue Pale Verde, Ocotillo, Mexican Fence Post and Extremely Nice Nevada Joshua Trees Free Cactus Say you saw it in the Gazette, limit of one. (702) 875-1968 l:::= !: Fax (702) 875-1913 _ "f2=, j I I I Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, February 27, 1997 9 Daily Assurance For the Homebound Elderly - Probation / Parole - Latch Key . Wake-up Calls Disabled Reminder Service Service for those with limited outside contact Fully automated system Pahrump Communication Station (PCS) 751-2121 Ext. 10. 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