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Gas Prices Are Terrible in Nevada. Cortez Masto Tried to Make Them Even Worse.

Gas Prices Are Terrible in Nevada.

Cortez Masto Tried to Make Them Even Worse.

Prices at the pump are wrecking family budgets across Nevada. The average price of a gallon of gas is 47 cents more than it was a month ago, and $1.50 higher than it was a year ago. What’s Cortez Masto doing about it? Nothing. In fact, she’s trying to make the price of gas even worse. Last year, Cortez Masto supported a proposal to permanently raise the federal tax on gasoline by indexing it to inflation. Of course, inflation in Nevada is up 16% now thanks to her rubber stamp support for Joe Biden’s terrible economic policies. So if she had her way, Nevadans would be paying even more to fill up their cars. Worse, Cortez Masto demonstrated her incompetence and ignorance a few months ago by endorsing an election-year gimmick to temporarily suspend the federal gas tax, a move meant to create an artificial decrease in prices across the country as Americans decide who to vote for in November. There’s just one problem: Nevada is unique in that state law “raises Nevada’s fuel tax by the exact amount of any reduction in federal levies.” That means the political band-aid Cortez Masto backed “won’t bring relief for Nevada residents,” even if it was implemented. You’d think Cortez Masto, a former attorney general, would have known about this state law. If she did, her move was just another one of her empty, meaningless gestures. If she didn’t know what the law said, Nevadans could clearly be better represented by someone who knows what they’re doing. That’s Adam Laxalt. He cleaned up Cortez Masto’s mess before, and he’s the only candidate who will go to work in the U.S. Senate to increase American energy production, fight inflation, and bring down prices.


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