A note to our Bank Members:
Thank you for participating in the battle against the Margin Tax Initiative. The intuitive was poorly-conceived and if passed would have been detrimental for Nevada. Our victory last Tuesday was a double-win for bankers: the banking industry would have been solely responsible for funding the implementation of this tax program.
I entered the fight mid-stream and it was great to see so many united on this issue. I recognize each bank made a sizable contribution to the campaign. Bank contributions were a major source of funding for the success of the campaign. Additionally, bankers took the time to learn about the initiative and share information with colleagues, clients, employees and families. Thank you for all of your contributions and your efforts. The NBA worked side-by-side with the Coalition and Associations throughout the state. This is truly the power of association.
We all recognize that Nevada education is in need of reform and needs our support. The coming year will need to be one of assessment, understanding, strategic planning and compromise to work toward reform and transformation of the education system. Our children (and our future workforce), deserve our best efforts to address educational needs and foster classroom improvement.