Whither the state’s effort to take control of public lands?

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In March 2015 Congressman Mark Amodei, who represents northern Nevada, introduced H.R. 1484, dubbed the Honor the Nevada Enabling Act of 1864 Act, which, if passed, would require the Departments of Agriculture and Interior to convey to Nevada a … [Read more...]

Nevada election results: The tail wags the dog

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Welcome to the state of Clark. The land mass that is Clark County was added to Nevada three years after statehood, carved from a corner of Arizona. It was a part of Lincoln County until 1909, when the Legislature split off Clark County. Clark … [Read more...]

Who should control the land inside sovereign states?

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Apparently the unexpected acquittal in Oregon — on charges of illegally occupying a wildlife refuge to protest the jailing of father and son ranchers over fires that got out of control and burned a few acres of federal public land — has emboldened … [Read more...]

Think tank slams governor’s fiscal policies

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  Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Not just fallen, but precipitously fallen. Every two years the Cato Institute releases its “Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors” — grading each governor from “A” to “F” and ranking them in … [Read more...]

Senate candidates are on opposite ends of political spectrum

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    The race to fill the U.S. Senate seat of retiring Sen. Harry Reid offers voters a marked contrast in candidates, especially rural voters. Reid has handpicked former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto to be his … [Read more...]

Lawmakers hand out corporate gift to another billionaire

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Meeting in special session in Carson City this past week Nevada lawmakers opened the windows and threw caution and tax money to the wind, voting to raise the room tax rate in much of Clark County by 0.88 of a percentage point in order to contribute … [Read more...]

Nevada taking lead in challenging new overtime rule

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New labor rules being arbitrarily foisted on the private and public sectors by the Obama administration in his final year in office will cost the economy $80 billion — nearly half of that, $33 billion, due to a new rule raising the number of workers … [Read more...]

Education savings accounts not yet saved

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Though the Nevada Supreme Court this past week jettisoned most of the arguments that somehow the state’s education savings account (ESA) law is unconstitutional, it still barred enforcement of the law, saying lawmakers failed to properly appropriate … [Read more...]

Lawmakers should punt on stadium funding plan

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Gov. Brian Sandoval is calling the Legislature into special session in October to consider raising the room tax on Las Vegas tourists by almost 1 percentage point to put $750 million toward a $1.9 billion domed football stadium for the Oakland … [Read more...]

Nevada attorney general hits the road to listen to constituents

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Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt has been taking a page from his grandfather’s playbook in recent weeks touring various communities in the state with some of his staff and conducting townhall meetings with concerned citizens in what he calls “AG … [Read more...]