Back in 2004, just as voters narrowly approved an advisory question to raise the sales tax by one-half a cent to hire more cops, a disturbing idea emerged: What if the city of Las Vegas and Clark County – the local governments that fund the Metropolitan Police Department – decided to short the department’s budget by an equal amount and spend the money elsewhere?
Give Secretary of State Ross Miller credit for moving the dialogue forward, at least.
I’ve “obtained” this piece of correspondence from “a senior Democratic strategist” posing as a friend to a young Republican consultant in order to proffer some rather diabolical advice. Apologies to the great C.S. Lewis, from whom this literary device is liberally borrowed and poorly imitated.
It’s decision time for Gov. Brian Sandoval.