Gov. Bob Miller faced a recession in the early 1990s shortly after he had taken office. But, he says, he insisted on the Legislature funding smaller class sizes for the state's elementary schools. That stands in contrast with the current budget proposals, which might see classes in every grade balloon with the laying off of 1,000 or more teachers in the Clark County School District. Miller rejects those cuts as unfair and damaging to the long term prospects of the state.