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...]

New senator wants to shred First Amendment protection

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Nevada’s newly elected U.S. senator, Catherine Cortez Masto, has already taken up the cudgel against the First Amendment previously wielded by her predecessor, Harry Reid. She put out a press release recently announcing that she has joined with … [Read more...]

Retirement system officials should respect transparency

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What do you do with a rogue government agency that spends billions in taxpayer dollars but constantly dissembles, denies, deceives, dodges and dithers to avoid public scrutiny and does so by spending still more taxpayer money? For years the … [Read more...]

Lawmakers must finally address public worker retirement reform

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In his State of the State speech this past week Gov. Brian Sandoval tossed out tax money like trinkets and candy from a Mardi Gras parade float — a couple million here for this or that education program, a few million there for a veterans’ home, … [Read more...]

This little “Piggy” is getting fat at the public trough

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Back in the 1970s Wisconsin U.S. Sen. William Proxmire began handing out his monthly Golden Fleece Award, recognizing wasteful spending by government agencies, such as a $4 million advertising campaign by the Postal Service to encourage Americans to … [Read more...]