Congress should dump plan to tax advertising

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Congress is finally seriously talking about tax reform for the first time since President Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986, but there is a fly in the anointment. The current draft being proffered contains a proposal to alter the Internal … [Read more...]

Nevadans welcome review of sage grouse land use plans

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Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who had filed a lawsuit attempting to overturn the Interior Department’s 2015 land use plan to protect greater sage grouse, is praising the recent decision by the Trump administration to review those … [Read more...]

Nevada Democrats wrongly predict disaster over Paris Climate Accord pullout

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The caterwauling over President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord and renegotiate was quick, loud and anguished — including from Nevada’s usual Democratic suspects. Freshman Nevada U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto fired off … [Read more...]

Nevada politicians balk at Trump’s budget

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The Obama administration managed to increase the national debt from $10.6 trillion in 2009 to nearly $20 trillion in 2016, meaning the cost of serving that debt has doubled and will rise as interest rates rise. But when President Trump proposes a … [Read more...]

The path to mandated diversity leads to an absurdity

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When you boil it down to its fundamental essence, what she is proposing is an affront to democratic principles and an absurdity. Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who picks up the liberal agenda from where Harry Reid left off, stated in a recent … [Read more...]

Democrats now find fault with visa program abused by Reid

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Democrats are highly selective about the things that send them into high dudgeon. Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said this past week that Congress should end the EB-5 visa program that grants visas to foreigners who invest at least … [Read more...]

Democratic lawmakers trying to ration free speech

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Nevada’s Democratic lawmakers in Carson City are seeking to enforce their egalitarian philosophy on everyone: All people are equal and deserve equal rights — and only equal amounts of those rights. You have the right to free speech, but no more than … [Read more...]

It may be time to negotiate for Yucca Mountain benefits

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Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman once threatened to lie down on the tracks to block any rail shipment of nuclear waste to Yucca Mountain. “We’re going to do whatever it takes, even if we have to lie down in front of the tracks,” Goodman … [Read more...]

Lawmakers seek to dodge duty to set their own salaries

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Perhaps the lesson of 1989 lingers. In that legislative session, Nevada lawmakers were so bold as to pass a law that increased their pensions by 300 percent. Though the eventual retirement payouts amounted to only a few hundred dollars per month, … [Read more...]

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...]