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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014 file photo, Adam Laxalt prepares before a debate with Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller in Las Vegas. Laxalt has been going against strong headwinds from the time he first announced his underdog campaign against two-term Democratic Secretary of State candidate Ross Miller last January, all the way up to the drive from southern to northern Nevada to move into his new post. “He was the one guy who never had a doubt that he could win, said Robert Uithoven, Laxalt's campaign consultant. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Adam Laxalt Friday, Aug 20 2021

Nevada Workers: Infrastructure Opponent Adam Laxalt is a “Threat to Nevada Jobs”

Aug 20, 2021

As highlighted by KLAS-TVNevada workers are calling out Republican U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt as a “threat to Nevada jobs” — citing his opposition to President Biden and congressional Democrats’ broadly-popular bipartisan infrastructure deal. In the same interview in which he opposed the investment in Nevada jobs and working families, Laxalt defended his support for the 2017 Republican tax law’s trillion-dollar giveaway to the wealthiest 1% and the biggest, most-profitable corporations.

Thanks to U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto’s leadership, the bipartisan infrastructure deal is sent to invest millions into creating thousands of good-paying Nevada jobs, including by allocating: $100 million for broadband coverage; $2.5 billion for road projects; $225 million to repair broken bridges; as well as $450 million for large-scale water recycling in Nevada and other western states.

Days into his 2022 Senate campaign, it isn’t just Nevada workers who are calling out Laxalt. The Las Vegas Sun Editorial Board today slammed Laxalt, dismissing him as “a failed candidate who tried to overturn the results of a free and fair election in 2020,” and adding that “Even Nevada Republicans aren’t too crazy about him.”

Laxalt’s opposition to the bipartisan infrastructure deal, comes despite the popular bills widely-reported benefits for communities across Nevada:

KLAS-TV: Labor unions call Laxalt ‘threat to Nevada jobs’ as Republican senate candidate launches bid

Reno Gazette Journal: Nevada set to receive $3 billion under Senate-approved bipartisan infrastructure bill

Las Vegas Review Journal: Senate OKs $1 trillion infrastructure bill with benefits for Nevada

KOLO 8 News Now: Senator Cortez Masto says infrastructure bill will impact Nevadans’ lives

KVVU-TV: ​​Infrastructure bill could support water conservation in Southern Nevada

Las Vegas Review Journal: Money for fighting wildfires, recycling water in Senate infrastructure bill

Nevada Current: Policy experts say infrastructure deal could transform clean energy efforts, address inequity

The Nevada Independent: Senate sends bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure package to House


Published: Aug 20, 2021

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