Bill would facilitate doctors ‘seeing’ patients remotely by using technology

Nevada already has one of the lowest doctor-to-patient ratios in the nation — 47th to be precise. Add to that the time and expense to bring the two together for in-person visits when the patient is living in a remote rural area. This is where a b … [Read more...]

Federal government’s fracking rules usurp states’ rights

Our masters in Washington are always searching for solutions to problems. They invariably find a solution even if they can’t find a problem. The Interior Department recently released a 400-page set of rules for fracking on public lands, which c … [Read more...]

More problems with those Las Vegas water authority ranches

The folks at the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) are spreading ill will across rural Nevada counties like they were using a fertilizer spreader. A lawsuit filed in Clark County district court earlier this month resurrects allegations that … [Read more...]

Lawmakers must jettison proposed doubling of minimum wage

In a sane world, one would feel reassured that Senate Joint Resolution No. 8 would never see the light of day, but we are talking about the Nevada Legislature, where anything can and does happen. Therefore, we feel obliged to shine a bright light … [Read more...]

‘Bassackwards’ government

By Sherm Frederick For whatever reason, government has a tendency to fold in upon itself to the point that it begins to behave like it knows better than the people from which government derives its authority and which it is supposed to … [Read more...]

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...]