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Quotes on Sandoval’s budget, speech

Sandoval's State of the State

Gov. Brian Sandoval, center, leads a standing ovation for a pair of Nevada servicemen who were decorated for their actions in Afghanistan, while making his first State of the State address before a joint session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. Lt. Col Tony Millican, who is stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, received the Bronze Star and the Air Force's Lance P. Sijan Award for heroism. Spl. Ernesto Padilla, of the Nevada National Guard received the Purple Heart for wounds he suffered from a road side blast that tore his vehicle in half. Launch slideshow »

Comments on Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval's State of State address and budget proposal:

"The worst thing you could do is raise the tax on struggling families and struggling businesses." -- Gov. Brian Sandoval during remarks to the press after his State of the State address.

"There are some aspects of the governor's speech tonight with which I agree: We must work together to pass a balanced budget. We must focus on economic development and put Nevadans back to work. But tonight Gov. Sandoval offered a budget that would gut public education - and our kids' futures as a result. ... I will not accept a budget plan that extinguishes all hope for a new Nevada built on better schools." -- Nevada Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford, D-North Las Vegas.

"I think the governor left out a lot of details and I think they are going to be severe to our state and be hard to recover from." -- Jan Gilbert, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada.

"I thought it was a wonderful speech. The hallmark of it was the sincerity." -- Bob List, former Nevada governor and member of the National Republican Committee.

"I was very disappointed, balancing the budget again on the backs of our students again and state employees. I don't know how you do it without mostly layoffs." -- Jim Richardson, Nevada Faculty Alliance.

"I'm hoping that when the Legislature looks at it they'll feel as good about it." -- Sam McMullen, business lobbyist.

"We believe the size and scope of Nevada's financial difficulties are greater than the governor indicated -- and demand still more thought if the job is to be done rights." -- Assembly Speaker John Oceguera, D-Las Vegas.