LVGEA Issues Statement on Defeat Q.3 “The Education Initiative”

The defeat tonight of Question 3, “The Education Initiative,” removes the threat of a poorly constructed 2 percent business margins tax negatively effecting economic development and diversification in Nevada.

“Businesses across the state are breathing a sigh of relief that the margins tax has been defeated,” said Tom R. Skancke, president and CEO of the LVGEA. “But they’re also wondering what’s next for education. An inadequate education system restricts economic development and diversification in Nevada. Nevadans now have an opportunity to find consensus on what is wrong with our education system and what it will take to adequately fix and fund education in Nevada.”

Working with elected officials, community leaders, representatives from business and labor, and all concerned parties, the LVGEA is confident that Nevadans can find a Nevada solution to a Nevada problem.

To kickstart that discussion, the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance and the Clark County Education Association invite you to attend a discussion about improving and funding K-12 education in Southern Nevada in 2015 and beyond. A brief presentation will preview a panel discussion with LVGEA and CCEA Nov. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at MGM Grand Conference Center Premier Ballroom.

Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchase online at:
Please RSVP to Veronica Turner at 702-791-0000 or

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