Lawmakers must reform public employee retirement system

Most of the blather coming out of Carson City this legislative session has been about the various means that can be employed to tap more tax revenue from the citizens. But finally someone has introduced a bill that would curb the state’s profligate s … [Read more...]

Laxalt proven correct in joining lawsuit challenging Obama executive order

When Nevada’s new Republican attorney general, Adam Laxalt, joined in the lawsuit with 25 other states challenging President Obama’s executive fiat granting amnesty from deportation and granting green cards and Social Security cards to millions of ill … [Read more...]

Las Vegas water grab is a waste of time and money

The Nevada Supreme Court has dealt another blow to the Las Vegas attempt to snatch groundwater from Lincoln and White Pine counties. In December 2013, state court Senior Judge Robert Estes ruled that State Engineer Jason King had failed to … [Read more...]

Governor’s proposed tax hike is unnecessary

Both the state’s newly elected Republican controller and treasurer have come out against Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval’s plan to raise taxes by $1.3 billion over the next two years, primarily to fund education. State Controller Ron Knecht in what … [Read more...]

Laxalt correct to join suit over immigration executive orders

The primary thrust of Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s decision to join 25 other states in suing over the president’s executive orders blocking deportation of millions of illegal immigrants is strictly about the rule of law and the limited pow … [Read more...]

Nevada public employee pension program must be reformed to be fair and save tax dollars

A new analysis of Nevada’s Public Employees’ Retirement System reveals just how out of whack state public government workers retirement pay is compared to those in the private sector who must foot the bill.   For the first time — due to the … [Read more...]

Congress should rein in Obama’s war on fossil fuel

The price of gasoline in parts of the country has dropped below $2 a gallon after hovering near $4 for so long. In fact, in the most basic terms, the price of gasoline is the lowest it has ever been. According to the American Enterprise Institute, … [Read more...]

Local governments could save millions if freed from collective bargaining restrictions

One of the biggest costs at just about every level of local government across the state of Nevada is personnel. Over the years our lawmakers have made it difficult to control those costs by making public employee union collective bargaining … [Read more...]

Court should stop federal public land agencies from usurping our rights

Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. The agencies in charge of federal public land have developed a penchant for “sue and settle” — some friendly environmental group files suit to demand protection of some weed, bug, minnow or rodent and the … [Read more...]

State should not interfere with life and death decisions of terminal patients

The founders of this nation were adherents to the concept of natural law, especially as outlined by philosopher John Locke, who stated that all individuals have the right to self-determination over their own lives, liberty and property and no … [Read more...]