Every child in Nevada deserves the opportunity to succeed and that starts with strong public schools. Steve supports investing in Nevada schools so they have the resources to provide a safe and effective learning environment for all of our kids. He believes that in order to strengthen our schools we need to raise teacher salaries and lower classroom sizes. And Steve will always fight against the diversion of funding from public schools into private schools. Steve also supports more workforce development classes so that students have the opportunity to come out of high school career-ready.
As a former member of the Board of Regents, Steve believes higher education should be available to everyone and that we need to reduce the amount of debt students carry after college. As a Regent, Steve stood up for Nevadans wrongfully charged out-of-state tuition and fought for increased funding.
Nevada’s economy has always been driven by tourism and we must continue to promote our great state. However, in order to truly grow, Steve believes we need to diversify our economy. Nevada can be a leader in new fields like clean energy, technology, and medical research.
As a Clark County Commissioner, Steve helped recruit a new solar company to Nevada. As governor, Steve will make it a priority to continue to promote new fields and recruit job-creating companies so people all across Nevada can earn good pay with benefits to care for their families.
All Nevadans deserve quality, affordable healthcare. The expansion of Medicaid helped cover over 200,000 Nevadans alone and the Affordable Care Act’s other provisions ensure nobody can be denied or charged more for being sick, or elderly or a woman. Nevadans have come to depend on protections like these that guarantee their access to the coverage they need.
But now, access to healthcare is under attack by Republicans in Washington and the Trump administration. Other Nevada politicians even want to rollback the Medicaid expansion. As governor, Steve will stand up to anyone who tries to undo the progress that has been made since the Affordable Care Act.
Whether or not politicians are willing to admit it, Steve knows climate change is real and poses a direct threat to our environment and communities. As governor, Steve will promote policies that address our changing climate, cut carbon pollution and protect the resources we have.
Steve is a firm believer that investment in clean energy like solar power will be the driver of Nevada’s economy in the future. On the County Commission, Steve helped recruit a solar company to Nevada, which helped create good-paying jobs. As governor, Steve will continue to promote clean energy projects that can put Nevadans to work.
Steve is also a fierce defender of Nevada’s public lands, which are some of the most beautiful in the world. Nevada’s public lands showcase our state’s natural beauty, support our recreation economy, and connect us with our history. Steve will stand up to any efforts from the Trump Administration to reduce the size of our public lands, like Gold Butte and Great Basin, so they can be preserved for generations to come.
Enough is enough – it’s time for action on gun safety. We have witnessed unthinkable tragedies from Sandy Hook to Pulse Nightclub to 1 October to Parkland, while in communities across the country, guns continue to take lives every day. But until we have the leaders who will take on the gun lobby, nothing will change. Steve will be the leader Nevada needs to reform our gun laws. The Las Vegas 1 October shooting changed Steve forever as it did for so many. Steve has pledged to take on the NRA and immediately enact commonsense gun safety regulations to stop horrific mass violence like we saw here in Las Vegas and prevent dangerous individuals from accessing firearms. That includes implementing the voter-approved background check law as well as banning bump stocks, assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and silencers.