Carson City — Nevadans should not have been surprised Thursday when Gov. Jim Gibbons vetoed legislators’ spending bills and the $780 million tax increase to pay for them.
He pounded down the veto stamp on eight bills in a made-for-TV event that was like an unofficial 2010 reelection kickoff.
… About two dozen conservatives — many of whom spent the session arguing against fluoridation of the water supply — cheered Gibbons wildly. For these faithful, the governor has upheld his promise.,,
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• May 18, 2009: Fluoride bill will go to voters