Rural lands bill must pass Senate now

As the days of Nevada Sen. Harry Reid’s power to set the agenda of the U.S. Senate wind down in this lame duck session of Congress, there is one bill the Democratic majority leader must bring to a vote and win passage. That is a package of seven … [Read more...]

Give Nevadans a break with IRS sales tax exemption

If the lame duck session of Congress does nothing else, it must pass an extension of the federal income tax deduction for state and local sales taxes. Currently state and local income taxes are deductible but the sales tax deduction has expired. … [Read more...]

Nevada Supreme Court should rule for free speech as guaranteed by state Constitution

It drives me to distraction when smart lawyers try to peel away tiny layers of the law with a scalpel instead of bashing it with a sledgehammer. That’s what the attorney for Citizen Outreach did recently before the Nevada Supreme Court. He argued … [Read more...]

If Harry Reid had his way our electricity bills would necessarily skyrocket

Predictably Harry Reid, D-Green Energy Cronies, launched into full pouting mode after the Nevada Public Utilities Commission killed a proposal by NV Energy to build a $438 million, 200-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant on the Moapa River Paiute … [Read more...]

Cegavske’s background in business is important; Attorney General Pick

The secretary of state of Nevada has a number of duties relating to keeping track of business filings, commercial recordings, regulating notaries and securities. But the highest profile and most significant duty of the office is to oversee the … [Read more...]

Knecht has the right experience for controller; Treasurer Pick

The office of controller may be one of the least understood constitutional offices in the state of Nevada. The controller is basically the chief fiscal officer, responsible for handling the states accounting system, paying bills and collecting … [Read more...]

Lt. Governor Pick

Oddly enough, the marquee race on the November ballot is the one for lieutenant governor, usually an afterthought. But, with Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval facing a Democratic opponent who came in second to “none of these candidates” in the … [Read more...]

Question 3 doesn’t give answer to school funding

If you know nothing about any other matter on the November ballot, we urge you to go the polls to cast a resounding “no” vote on Question 3 — otherwise known as The Education Initiative or more accurately as the margin tax. Depending on which … [Read more...]

Question 2: Voters should just say ‘no’ to meddling with the mining tax

Only days after the state of Nevada celebrates its 150th anniversary of statehood on Oct. 31, voters will be asked on the General Election ballot whether to repeal a section of the Nevada Constitution on which the very question of statehood hinged … [Read more...]

Bureaucrats playing a befuddled, futile game of species preservation with our money

“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.” — Proverbs 26:12 Economist F.A. Hayek called the efforts of central planners to create a more efficient economy than the free market could: “The Fatal … [Read more...]