“Nevadans expect their legislators to stand up for their values while finding common ground and reaching across the aisle for the good of this state,” Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford, D-Las Vegas, said in a statement in the wee hours Monday. “I’m proud that we’ve been able to work in a bipartisan fashion to close out this session with these important pieces of legislation.”
After the session ended, the two-term Republican governor praised accomplishments made during the 120-day session and called the process a “good compromise” while expressing disappointment that ESAs failed. “We fought hard and I’m as disappointed as anybody, and it’s just one of those things that didn’t work out,” he said. “But at the end of the day, we are still going to be able to have a $20 million investment that goes toward those Opportunity Scholarships.” He added, “At the end of the day, it’s not about money. It’s about kids and now these kids — more kids in our state — will have access to the school of their choice.”
“Personally for me it’s a great session,” Sandoval said.
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