Sen. Steve Horsford was the prime sponsor in the last legislative session for a study to examine the state's fiscal situation. Even he was cagey about tax increases although he delivered a blistering speech in the special session demanding that businesses pay their fair share of taxes. Now he's broken the unofficial silence on the tax issue for the 2011 legislature by saying that more responsibilities will fall on local governments, programs will be cut and that taxes will be raised by around $1.5 billion. We talk about Horsford's prescription for the state's budget crisis.

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Anjeanette Damon, Carson City Bureau, LV Sun

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