Gov. Brian Sandoval gives the Republican Party’s Weekly Remarks
Hello, my name is Brian Sandoval and I have the honor of serving as Governor of the Great State of Nevada. When I first came to office, our country was in the depths of the great recession. And, no state had been hit harder than Nevada.
At our peak, Nevada’s unemployment rate was almost 15 percent, and we led the nation in foreclosures and bankruptcies. Jobs disappeared almost overnight, leaving behind steel skeletons of half-built buildings to memorialize the day the economy froze and the work stopped. But, despite those dark days, I knew that a brighter future was just around the corner. (Scroll down for complete video of these remarks.)
Nevadans and all Americans are resilient. Overcoming adversity is a part of our national heritage. Mere survival, though, was not enough. We needed decisive action and a significant course correction to meet the challenges that lay ahead. Upon taking office, I ordered an immediate freeze to all state regulations until they could be reviewed.