Brower files for second term

Greg Brower on Monday filed for a second term representing parts of Reno, Tahoe and Carson City in the Nevada Assembly.

Brower, 36, is a Reno lawyer. At this point, he has no opposition for the seat.

He said he thinks initiative petitions that seek to force the Legislature to increase gaming taxes and create a business tax in Nevada are inappropriate.

"First, I don't believe in taxation by petition," he said. "But we're also in the middle of this fundamental review process and I think we need to complete that first."

Brower said the review ordered by Gov. Kenny Guinn will, among other things, resolve whether new taxes are needed and, if so, how much revenue they must generate.

"I think we need to look at the spending side first," he said.

He said reapportionment is also a big issue, especially the question of whether to expand the Legislature.

"I'm not sure where I come down on that," said Brower, "although I am concerned about the rurals."

Rural legislators say unless the total membership of the Legislature is increased, reapportionment will make their already huge districts so large in area that one person can't cover the territory.

Brower represents District 37, which includes most of Washoe County south of Reno, Incline Village and the north shore of Lake Tahoe and portions of northern and western Carson City.

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