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|The President's Budget & Nevada|
The Presidents Budget funds Americas priorities, provides the largest debt reduction in history and provides fair and responsible tax relief. In Nevada, the budget:
Benefits an estimated 107,000 Nevada small businesses and entrepreneurs by reducing marginal tax rates and making the Research & Development tax credit permanent.
Provides tax relief for roughly 730,000 Nevada citizens who pay taxes.
Provides relief for an estimated 343,000 Nevada married couples by reducing the Marriage Penalty.
Provides relief for an estimated 194,000 Nevada families by doubling the Child Tax Credit.
Increases Nevadas education funding over current levels to more than $169 million to give local schools more tools to ensure that no child is left behind.
Increases Nevadas Head Start funding over current levels to more than $ 19.6 million to better prepare Nevadas children for success in school.
Increases funding to more than $130 million in housing assistance and services for low-income Nevada citizens.
Provides more than $ 66 million in funding for water resource projects along Nevadas rivers and waterways.
Provides more than $21 million to fund Nevadas environmental protection efforts.
Provides more than $6.9 million to help conserve Nevadas natural resources a 563% increase over current levels just for Nevada.
Provides an estimated $206 million in highway funding for Nevada.
Provides $391 million for programs and grants to help local fire departments and emergency services in Nevada and all across America with training, equipment, and fire fighting and lifesaving efforts.
Provides a $5.6 billion National Emergency Reserve to aid Nevada and other states nationwide struck by disasters.
Increases Nevadas funding over current levels to more than $3 million to help more Nevada children awaiting adoption find loving homes faster.
The Presidents Budget Funds Important Priorities for Nevada:
Improving Education. Provides the Education Department with the largest percentage spending increase of any federal department (11.5% or $4.6 billion) and triples funding for childrens reading programs.
Protecting Social Security. Locks away every penny of the $2.6 trillion Social Security surplus for Social Security.
Preserving Medicare. Spends every dime of Medicare receipts over the next 10 years only for Medicare, increases funding over the next year by $21 billion, and modernizes Medicare with an integrated prescription drug benefit.
Strengthening Defense. Improves quality of life of our troops and their families and begins the transition to a 21st century force.
Improving Healthcare. Doubles funding for NIH medical research on important health issues like cancer, the largest funding increase in NIH history. Creates more than 1,200 new community health centers nationwide to make health care more accessible.
Protecting the Environment. Fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund a $900 million commitment, with more than $6.9 million targeted for Nevadas conservation efforts; gives the EPA the second highest operating budget ever -- $3.7 billion, with more than $21 million targeted for Nevadas environmental efforts; and increases funding for the EPA $56 million above the amount requested by President Clinton.
Nevada Will Benefit from the Presidents Historic Debt Reduction:
The Presidents Budget provides the fastest, largest debt reduction in history and reduces the debt to its lowest share of the economy since World War I, which will benefit Nevada citizens in many important ways.
Fair and Responsible Tax Relief for all Nevada Taxpayers:
Provides the typical family of four in Nevada paying income taxes $1,600 in tax relief.
An estimated 730,000 Nevada taxpayers stand to benefit by the new, lowered rate structure.
An estimated 107,000 Nevada small businesses and entrepreneurs stand to benefit from the tax cut.
1 in 5 taxpaying families with children will no longer pay any income tax at all completely removing 6 million American families from the tax rolls.
A family of four in Nevada making $35,000 a year will receive a 100% federal income tax cut.
A family of four in Nevada making $50,000 a year will receive a 50% tax cut receiving at least $1,600.
A family of four in Nevada making $75,000 a year will receive a 25% tax cut.
The marginal income tax rate on low-income families will fall by more than 40%.