Name: Elliot Anderson
Office: State Assembly, District 15
Party Affiliation: Democratic
Question: Last legislative session, the major initiative was a tax increase to support education in the state. What should the major accomplishment of 2017 legislature be?
I believe that this Legislature should work hard to make Nevada’s constitution more fitting of the 21st-Century world we live in. Too often, our constitution restricts us from being flexible enough to craft effective policies to serve middle class families, small businesses, Nevada’s students, and a whole host of other issues.
Question: If recreational marijuana is legalized by voters in this state, do you want revenue from it to fund health initiatives, research and/or youth awareness campaigns?
My first priority with any new revenue is to fund our schools more appropriately. What we did in 2015 did not do enough for schools.
Question: Many elected officials in Clark County say they’d like to see the property tax cap changed – that its time because tax revenues aren’t meeting budgets. Is that an idea you want to see the legislature tackle?
We definitely need to consider the property tax cap because entities like Metro, and other local governments, do not have the funds they need to keep us safe from violent crime and to manage our cities and counties.
Question: Do you support the construction of a taxpayer-funded NFL stadium?
I have not made a decision and am taking input from those on each side.
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