Nevada Families for Freedom Newsletter
Editor: Janine Hansen
May 2018, In the Year of Our Lord
Volume 44, Number 4, Email Version
June 12 Primary Election:
Do you know where candidates’ stand on SJR14 the tripling of our Property Tax?
The Democrats in the Legislature voted unanimously in favor of SJR14.
The Republicans in this current campaign year ARE SILENT regarding SJR14.
Where do they stand? You need to ask!!!!!!!!!!
The Question: Do you favor or oppose the Constitutional Amendment to triple property taxes, SJR14, which was passed by the Legislature last session? It will be voted on by the Legislature again in 2019 and then go to the ballot. Whether or not in their position they will be directly voting on it makes no difference. They need to use their campaign and their position to oppose it. If they have no position THEN they are supporting the property tax increase by default. (See more info on impacts of the Property tax inside.)
Many Republicans are afraid to take a stand against SJR14, the property tax increase, because the County Governments are supporting it. You also need to ask all candidates running for county offices in your county and all State Senate and State Assembly candidates, because they will be voting on this issue in the 2019 Session of the Nevada Legislature. (Only Republicans and Democrats have primaries and only Republicans with primaries have been listed.) Contact your favorite candidates and ask where they stand.
Republicans for Governor:
William “Bill” Boyd: Phone: (775) 857-7028, E-mail:
Stephanie Carlisle: Phone: (310) 367-7640, E-mail:
Frederick Conquest: E-mail:
Edward F. Dundas: (317) 531-6497, E-mail:
Jared L. Fisher: (702) 941-0984, E-mail:
Adam Paul Laxalt: (702) 361-7940, E-mail:
Dan Schwartz: (775) 781-2828, E-mail:
Republicans for Lt. Governor
Eugene Hoover: (775) 745-4799, E-mail:
Brent Jones: (702) 518-3823, E-mail:
Scott Anthony LaFata: (702) 421-8399. E-mail:
Stan Lusak: (775) 427-1812
Gary Anthony Meyers: (702) 595-5853, E-mail:
Michael Roberson: 702-575-9112, E-mail:
Secretary of State:
Ernest C Aldridge no contact info available
Barbara Cegvaske: (702) 592-1955, E-mail:
Bob Beers: (702) 592-8822, E-mail:
Derek Uehara: Phone: (775) 583-8123, E-mail:
Wes Duncan: (702) 304-1414, E-mail:
Craig Mueller: (702) 382-1200, Fax: (702) 940-1235, E-mail:
You can access contact information for candidates running for State Legislature:
Secretary of State:
The Single Largest Property Tax in Nevada History, SJR14
By Mike Clark, Washoe County Assessor
What is SJR14? It is proposed amendment to the Nevada State Constitution that removes property tax caps and depreciation. What does that mean? If passed, property taxes will be based on the sale price of property with no cap and no depreciation. Well what does THAT mean? Depreciation: "a reduction in the value of an asset with the passage of time, due in particular to wear and tear."- that means property taxes currently go down as the property ages and things like roofs, plumbing, stucco, and siding degrades and needs repairs or replacement. With no depreciation and no cap in tax, you pay MORE taxes in addition to the cost of needed repairs.
As homes age they cost more to maintain. The assessment of a property is supposed to determine the cost to replace a home. An actual physical structure that will break down over time will now be assessed as brand new each time it is sold. If passed, property taxes will be based on the sale price of property with no cap and no depreciation.
What if you rent? Well landlords will likely pass the financial burden on to tenants. If a landlord sells a rental property to a new investor, the rent will increase to cover the new property taxes.
What if I already own a house? If you ever want to sell your home a buyer will have a more difficult time qualifying for a loan with the higher taxes and will probably lower the price you are able to sell your house for. Not only that, but when you buy your new home, you will pay a much higher tax on that property.
When the housing bubble bursts, you will continue to pay taxes on the price you bought your house for. You may be able to argue with the assessor for a partial reduction, but they won't go all the way back. And given the rapid price increase for homes in Nevada I think it's safe to say that houses are selling for more than they are actually "worth".
People that do not qualify to buy new homes because of the property taxes will now not qualify for older homes as well. This will discriminate against first time home buyers and people on a fixed income.
Our teachers should be paid more, but the tax revenue that would be generated is not earmarked for any particular cause.
Also take into consideration that the median house price in the state is at an all time high, with brand new properties currently paying the highest taxes because there is no depreciation yet. Where is that extra revenue going now?
What does the property tax increase mean long term for businesses? Small businesses will fail and larger businesses will either leave or not come here in the first place because of the high taxes. We will be facing another devastating bust in our local economy.
Startling Examples of the Devastating Impact of the Property Tax increase!
The property tax bill for a 1,200 square foot home built in 1964 in Old Northwest Reno would increase from $677 per year ($56 per month) to $2,264 the first year after the sale. This results in a $133 increase per month.
A 3,900 square foot home built in 1991 in Juniper Trails with a current tax bill of $8,344 per year would increase to $13,699 resulting in a $446 increases to the buyer’s monthly payments.
Taxes with abatement were $7,706 (on a particular parcel in Washoe County) for 2017. Based on taxable value they would have been $17,766. With the implications of SJR14 the 2017 taxes on this parcel would be $21,165. TRIPLE!!!!
If passed, this proposed amendment to the Constitution of Nevada will be the single largest property tax increase in the state's history. It passed the Legislature in 2017 already and if it passes in 2019 it will go on the 2020 ballot. Please take some time to research SJR14 and let Nevada politicians know that you are against unsustainable taxation and the impact it will have on AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
51 Million Households In Trouble
) – Egon von Greyerz: “There are 51 million American households that cannot make ends meet. This means that 43% of American households can’t afford a basic middle class life. Of these, 35 million are dubbed ALICE which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed with a further 16 million households living in poverty…
“It is absolutely remarkable that in the world’s biggest and “richest” country, just under 50% of the households are struggling to afford a basic middle class life and that 50 million people live in poverty. And this is after decades of prosperity and economic growth. What this proves is that the average person in the US is seeing no prosperity at all. All the official figures of employment, production, growth, GDP, etc, are just humbug. They are fake data which is completely misleading and paints a totally false picture. The official unemployment figure is 4% but the real figure is 22%. There are 95 million Americans capable of working who are not in the labour force.
“The US economy consists of a small minority which has benefitted dramatically from the credit expansion and money printing. And then there is the big majority that earn low incomes and have enormous debts who struggle to make interest payments on debts that they can never repay. Real median hourly wages have not increased in the US for 50 years! Today, 66% of Americans earn less than $20 per hour.
“Trump was aware of the situation of the average American during the election campaign. And by appealing to this group, he won the election. But sadly, making promises is a lot easier than solving an insoluble debt problem. The US and global economies are soon going to be crushed by the massive global debt situation, as I outlined in my article last week about “Alice in Horrorland.
“Since 1/3 of Americans have less than $5,000 in savings, they have nothing to fall back on when they lose their jobs and hit hard times. At that point, the government will default and there will be no social security net. They will of course print unlimited amounts of money, which will be totally worthless and thus have no effect except for causing hyperinflation.
“It is not just the personal debt situation in the US that is cause for concern. Corporate debt is now at an extreme, in a similar position as before the 1990, 2000, 2008 economic crises and stock market collapses…The fact that US national debt has doubled since 2009 is certainly not going to make the situation easier.”
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Facebook link: @nevadafamilies
Hi, I’m Nancy Jones. I spent my growing up years in Las Vegas surrounded by lots of cousins. My great grandparents migrated to Nevada after they were taxed off of their farm in Utah during the great depression. They found work building Boulder Dam. My husband and I moved to Carson City three years ago after living in Pennsylvania during our graduate studies (my husband got his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology and I got my masters degree in American Studies) and a brief sojourn in Bakersfield, CA. We fell in love with the beautiful mountains and clear blue skies of northern Nevada. We have four daughters who are currently ages two, four, six, and eight. Our family loves to read and talk about books together, play in the waters of Lake Tahoe, and see what we can grow in our big backyard. I teach private voice lessons and started a children’s choir in Carson City. I am passionate about preserving freedom in Nevada, and I was so pleased to have met Janine Hansen at hearings during the 2017 legislative session and saw the good work she is doing. I started the Nevada Families for Freedom Facebook page to help spread the word to more Nevadans.
We can thank President Trump for Defunding Planned Parenthood!
"A Bright Line" of Physical and Financial Separation in Title X
Pro-life Americans can rally behind Friday’s executive action that should stop Title X funding going to Planned Parenthood for abortions! We received word from the White House that President Trump's Department of Health and Human Services is filing a proposal to protect life in the Title X Family Planning Grant Program. HHS will file with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a proposal to update the regulations governing the Title X program to ensure compliance with the program's statutory prohibition on taxpayer funding of programs where abortion is a method of family planning.
There are 266 Planned Parenthood facilities which currently provide both chemical and surgical abortions in the same place as family planning services. Similar to the Reagan-era framework, which was upheld by the Supreme Court, the new proposal would require a “bright line of physical as well as financial separation between Title X Programs and any program or facility where abortion is performed, supported, or referred for as a method of family planning.” It will prohibit counseling for abortion, but not counseling about abortion. It will better protect victims of sexual assault, incest, and rape by requiring documentation of compliance with state reporting laws regarding potential victims.
Planned Parenthood performs 300,000 abortions a year, and is now reported to be moving into actions to “change” gender which ultimately permanently sterilize and otherwise mutilate healthy bodies. Let’s express our support to stop sending tax dollars to Planned Parenthood. For every PP “clinic” there are 20 that provide legitimate family planning services.
Why do Taxes continue to go up, up, up…..?
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