State makes progress in challenging sage grouse rules

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Nevada won a temporary reprieve from the Interior Department’s plans to enforce sweeping restrictions on land use as a means of protecting greater sage grouse habitat, but failed to convince a federal judge to put those plans on hold entirely. In a … [Read more...]

Wild horse suit dismissal leaves inhumane conditions in place

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There is something positively perverse about the gloating coming from the self-styled wild horse advocates over the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejection of a lawsuit intended to force federal land agencies in Nevada to reduce the … [Read more...]

Bill could dilute Nevada’s presidential voting power

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There is a bill pending in the Legislature that could have the effect of diluting the state’s voting power in presidential elections. Assembly Bill 274 would rope Nevada into a compact called the “Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by … [Read more...]

Why Nevada joined a Wisconsin property rights case

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a rather obscure and complicated property case titled Murr v. Wisconsin, in which the Murr family claims the value of their waterfront property was drastically reduced by government … [Read more...]

Prevailing wage law change will cost taxpayers

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A fool and his money are soon parted. In Nevada those fools are the taxpayers who keep electing Democrat majorities to send to Carson City to pick their pockets. Assembly Bill 154, sponsored by a raft of Democrats, would roll back the minor headway … [Read more...]

Lawmakers should narrow, not expand gun-free zones

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Lawmakers in Carson City continue to exhibit rabid hoplophobia — fear of guns. A bill has been introduced to further extend gun-free zones to public libraries and their parking lots. Senate Bill 115, introduced by state Sen. Mo Denis of Las Vegas, … [Read more...]

Bill proposes to turn Nevada into a ‘sanctuary state’

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Return with us now to those thrilling days under the Articles of Confederation when every state made up its own rules regarding immigration and naturalization of foreigners, back before the Constitution gave Congress the sole authority to establish … [Read more...]

Why separation of powers must be enforced in Nevada

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Assembly Bill 121 is Exhibit A in the case for finally enforcing the state constitutional mandate for separation of powers, such that each branch of government may provide checks and balances to prevent the abuse that results when power is … [Read more...]

Proposed environmental bills would kill jobs

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With delusions of saving the planet from catastrophic warming, a Las Vegas assemblyman is offering up a futile gesture in the form of a bill to ban fracking in Nevada. According to media accounts Democratic Assemblyman Justin Watkins has stated … [Read more...]

Minimum wage bill doesn’t pass constitutional muster

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Democrats in the Nevada Legislature have introduced Senate Bill 106, which proposes to amend the state minimum wage law by raising the minimum wage by 75 cents an hour each year until it reaches $11 an hour for employers who provide health insurance … [Read more...]