With 35 years of experience in business, most of it at the executive level, Randy Kirner truly understands the challenges that businesses face in the economic recession. With extensive education in business, including an MBA and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, Kirner is a fiscal conservative who believes in limiting government, keeping taxes low, and holding regulations to a minimum.
His academic, professional, and personal experience as the son of a small business owner have helped him to understand that small business is what drives the U.S. economy. Kirner knows that we can't balance Nevada's budget on business. To create jobs and stimulate growth, you must create a tax climate that is favorable to businesses - one that draws them to our state, and then enables them to thrive and expand here.
Just like with your family's budget, you can't spend money that you don't have. Instead, you tighten your belt, examine your existing income, and spend accordingly. It's the same with the state budget. We need to rein in the state budget so that our expenditures don't exceed our tax revenue. In a down year, in which that revenue is even tighter, this is even more important.