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 pri … [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 study … [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 Conceit … [Read more...]

Voters should approve appeals court to speed delivery of justice

Between now and the November election you likely will hear this phrase repeated frequently: “Justice delayed is justice denied.” This pithy little aphorism is usually attributed to 19th century British Prime Minister William Gladstone and argues th … [Read more...]

Be aware of scams in everyday life

We’ve all heard about scams. They plague us daily in one form or another. Whether it’s another envelope from the sweepstakes company claiming you could win a million dollars a week for life, or an email from some Prince in India who wants to marry … [Read more...]

Nevada lawmakers need to finally tackle public employee pension costs

When the Nevada Legislature meets in the spring it is going to have to sharpen a lot of pencils to figure out how to balance the coming biennial budget. Lawmakers must contend with growing public school enrollment, growing Medicaid enrollments, … [Read more...]

Congress should resurrect federalism and let the states and local governments do their jobs

"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the Federal Government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State Governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, … [Read more...]

Improving Mesquite, one happy thought at a time

On a daily basis, there is always someone, somewhere, complaining about something. Mesquite is no exception to that rule. Working in the media for the past four years has opened my eyes to more of that than I could have ever imagined. Some of it is … [Read more...]