Bad Year of Laxalt: Shady Favors, Cover-ups, and Ethics Scandals Galore

A Roundup of Adam Laxalt’s Terrible Year

Let’s face it – it’s been a bad year for Adam Laxalt. From February, when news surfaced about Laxalt’s attempts to convince the state’s chief gaming regulator to intervene in a lawsuit to benefit Laxalt’s largest campaign contributor, to being blasted for opposing Nevada’s involvement in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, Laxalt has been awash in bad headlines all year.

In order to commemorate Adam Laxalt’s spectacularly bad year, American Bridge will be highlighting Laxalt’s terrible headlines all day long via Twitter using the hashtag #BadYearofLaxalt.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“This year, Adam Laxalt has proven the saying, ‘you reap what you sow.’ Laxalt has spent his short career pursuing policies that reward his donors at the expense of Nevadans – and now he’s wrapped up in so many ethics scandals, we’ve lost count. 2017 has been a terrible year […]

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Wrong Again, Laxalt

Following the Donald Trump’s DACA repeal, American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Not only will Laxalt refuse to look into the faces of the families whose lives would be torn apart by repealing DACA, but he also refuses to do the responsible thing for Nevada’s economy. Adam Laxalt has backed removing protections for 13,000 hardworking DREAMers who have jobs, are going to school and are improving Nevada’s economy. Nevadans deserve a leader who will look out for their best interest, not slash the state’s GDP because of politics.”

Nevada would lose $603,921,133 in GDP if 13,070 DACA Participants and 11,371 DACA workers were deported. [Center for American Progress, 7/21/2017]

Immigrant Families Attempted To Confront Laxalt Over His Opposition To DAPA And DACA, But His Staff Refused

America’s Voice: Immigrant Families Attempted To Confront Laxalt Over His Opposition To DAPA And DACA. According to a […]

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Adam Laxalt Complicit on Dangerous TrumpCare Bill

The Congressional Budget Office finally released the non-partisan scoring of the newest TrumpCare plan.  Not only will this bill rip away health care coverage from 22 million Americans, it will also cause insurance premiums for those with chronic conditions to skyrocket, and slash funding for Medicaid.

Adam Laxalt has previously called for the full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, but today he’s hiding his position on this disastrous bill that would leave Nevadans paying more for less coverage and roll back efforts to fight the opioid epidemic… all for a few tax breaks for the wealthiest few.

State Waivers For Cutting Benefits: The new TrumpCare bill allows states to obtain a waiver to drop protections of essential health benefits like maternity care and prescription drugs, potentially leading to women paying thousands more for maternity care and seniors choosing between their regular prescriptions and groceries.

State waivers could lead […]

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American Bridge Statement on Adam Laxalt’s Corrupt Actions

Following the Nevada Independent’s report that Adam Laxalt used his office to cut a deal between the Gaming Board Commission and his largest campaign donor, American Bridge President Jessica Mackler made the following statement:

“It is totally out of bounds for Adam Laxalt to use his political influence and intervene in a lawsuit that favors his biggest donor, Sheldon Adelson–that alone should disqualify him from running for governor. He proved he’s a corrupt politician willing to do anything for his billionaire donors instead of doing his job to protect Nevada families and he doesn’t deserve a second chance at statewide office.”

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