Should each county get a single state senator?

The blue Clark County tail wagged the red Nevada dog in this past week’s election. Election results show rural and urban Nevada are of two vastly different states of mind. For example, in the race for the U.S. Senate, Democrat Jacky Rosen … [Read more...]

Coming Legislature likely to favor tax hikes

“No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session,” is often attributed to Mark Twain. Though the quote is most likely apocryphal, its veracity is likely to be affirmed when Nevada’s newly elected lawmakers gather in … [Read more...]

These are the best choices to send to Washington

It is vital for rural Nevada that we send representatives to Washington who will defend us from the encroachment of the federal bureaucracies. When it comes to the race for the Senate seat, the choice is obvious. Republican Sen. Dean Heller knows … [Read more...]

Pink tax repeal would shift tax burden

Question 2 on the November ballot — the so-called pink tax repeal — would eliminate the state and local sales taxes on feminine hygiene products such as tampons and sanitary napkins. Nevada does not apply sales taxes to such necessities as food … [Read more...]

Time to let free market work for electricity

The Energy Choice Initiative — Question 3 on the November ballot — would amend the Nevada Constitution to require lawmakers by July 1, 2023, to “establish an open, competitive retail electric market, to ensure that protections are established that … [Read more...]

This big piggy goes oink, oink, oink

The libertarian-leaning Nevada Policy Research Institute has published this year’s edition of its popular “The Nevada Piggy Book” — a collection of anecdotes illustrating the tendencies of state and local governments to lavishly overspend our money … [Read more...]

No need for further sales tax exemptions

Question 4 on the November ballot proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require lawmakers to pass a law exempting certain durable medical equipment — such as oxygen tanks, wheelchairs and ventilators — from the state sales tax. Who doesn’t … [Read more...]

Who has the better plan for Nevada’s economic future?

Plans or platitudes? That is our choice when it comes to electing the next governor of Nevada. Republican Adam Laxalt, currently the state’s attorney general, has outlined clear and precise plans for helping grow the economy of the state, while … [Read more...]

Groups try to thwart wild horse experiment

It worked during the Obama administration, but will it work with the Trump administration? A gaggle of self-styled wild horse advocate groups have filed lawsuits in Washington, D.C., and Portland, Ore., demanding that the Bureau of Land Management … [Read more...]

Passage of Question 5 will do more harm than good

Question 5 — the Automatic Voter Registration Initiative — on the November ballot is a pointless and costly endeavor likely to do more harm than good. The proposal would require the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to automatically send personal … [Read more...]