STAFF PAY RAISES HAVE NEVADA VOTERS PROTESTING OUTSIDE GOVERNOR’S HOUSE

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ANGRY PROTESTERS MARCH ON NEVADA GOVERNOR

The way voters in the state of Nevada are reacting you’d think their governor, Jim Gibbons, was an AIG executive (see sign in above photo.) This week voters were so outraged over raises that Gibbons gave his personal staff that they marched outside the home of “America’s Worst Governor” in protest.

Las Vegas Review Journal columnist John L. Smith destroys Gibbons in his latest piece and accuses the governor of “hypocrisy.” Nevada is currently going through the worst budget crisis in the history of the state. Things are so bad that virtually all state workers were recently forced to take a 6 percent pay cut. That included every teacher in Nevada. It is under that economic and political climate that Gibbons just gave his press secretary a 28% pay raise. In fact, all of Gibbons’ staff got hefty raises leading to outrage and physical protests.

This is a seperate protest than the one recently conducted on the campus of UNLV where education dollars have been drastically slashed.

 

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NEVADA COLLEGE STUDENTS PROTEST GOVERNOR

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