Think tank outlines how to make Nevada taxation fairer and more stable

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The word that will be buzzing through the halls of the Nevada Legislature like a swarm of bees from February until June will be “taxes” — whether to raise them, create new ones or fix the ones we have. Our lawmakers would do well to heed the … [Read more...]

Lawmakers should reform education, not just throw money at it

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When Nevada lawmakers meet in Carson City in a couple of weeks the top priority will and must be education, but the focus should not be solely on funding, but on fundamental, meaningful reform focused like a laser beam on two key elements — choice … [Read more...]

Holding the line on taxation will take only 15 Assembly members

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At this point, perhaps the best we can hope for is gridlock. The 2015 session of the Nevada Legislature is only a month away — 120 days during which our lives, liberties and property, especially our property, will be in jeopardy, as Mark Twain … [Read more...]

State corporate welfare clearly unconstitutional and courts should stop it

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The attorney for the legal arm of a libertarian-leaning Nevada think tank this past week asked the state district court in Carson City to issue a summary judgment that would essentially put the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) out of … [Read more...]

Give the gift that warms the heart and feeds the brain — a good book

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In case you are approaching wit’s end as Christmas Day looms around the bend, and you’ve still not come up with that unique gift for that unique Nevada friend or family member, may I be so bold as to suggest a gift that will give pleasure for years … [Read more...]

Author of book on presidential power grabs should have enough material for a sequel or two

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“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”          ― James … [Read more...]

Nevada’s problem is its spending priorities, not its rate of taxation

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Cowboy humorist, philosopher and rope-twirling raconteur Will Rogers once said, “It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.” Well, everybody knows Nevada is a low-tax state. Ask anyone. Why our very state … [Read more...]

States can do a better job of savings endangered species and jobs, too

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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 was intended to protect the grand and noble eagles, bears, whooping cranes and condors, but it has turned into a tool for self-styled environmental groups to wipe productive human endeavors from private and … [Read more...]

Think tank offers road map for Nevada lawmakers

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The state of Nevada — for the first time since before the Great Depression — has a Republican governor and Republican majorities in both the Assembly and state Senate, as well as all the statewide elective offices, providing an opportunity to finally … [Read more...]

New attorney general needs to hit the ground running on issues involving federal land agencies

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Newly elected Attorney General Adam Laxalt has promised to make a priority of defending the state and its businesses and residents against overzealous federal encroachment on rights to use public and private land within the state of Nevada. He says … [Read more...]