Forget PILT checks, transfer federal land to Nevada

It’s that time of year again, when counties in Nevada and across the West squat on the street corner with their alms cups extended anxiously awaiting the tinkling sound of a few coins from the federal till — otherwise known as Payment in Lieu of Tax … [Read more...]

Online sales tax collection might not be worth it

Before jumping on the bandwagon and trying to snag sales tax revenue from out-of-state online retailers — which a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling now allows — Nevada should crunch the numbers to make sure it is worth the effort. Overturning pre … [Read more...]

Federal Grants Help Our Rural Communities Thrive

By Senator Cortez Masto  This year, regional airports in Ely, Elko and Battle Mountain will begin renovation and improvement projects that include runway rehabilitation, airport building improvements and the instillation of new perimeter fencing. … [Read more...]

Nevada’s Economy Is Stronger Because of Smart Tax Policies

By Adam Laxalt Nevada’s economy is soaring. The President visited this weekend to get an update from the front-lines on the results of his administration’s policies on jobs and the economy. I was happy to be able to tell him that, here in Nevada, w … [Read more...]

The one question to ask every candidate

The major party primaries are over and it is on to the General Election this November. The candidates will be making the rounds shaking hands and asking for your vote. So, stick out your right hand and firmly clutch you wallet with your left, then … [Read more...]

No casino employees in my backyard

Let’s get a few things straight up front about the proposed Initiative Petition for the Mesquite Clean Indoor Air Ordinance of 2018.   First, it goes far beyond ‘indoor’ air at casinos as you’ve been repeatedly told.   Second, it … [Read more...]

Commentary on smoking ban effects By Anthony Toti, CEO, Mesquite Gaming

In November 2006, the citizens of Nevada voted to approve the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act (NCIAA). It took effect in December 2006. Since then, Mesquite Gaming has invested a significant amount of time, expertise and money to provide clean, filtered … [Read more...]

Stop blocking public land from productive use

Several years ago a high ranking Interior Department official told a Nevada newspaper editorial board that the agency planned to maintain its level of land control by acquiring an acre of land for federal ownership for every acre of land that was … [Read more...]

Let Trump control who stands on his soapbox

The First Amendment prohibits the federal government abridging one’s free speech, but it does not, as a federal judge has ruled, require anyone to provide the soapbox for that speech. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of New York ruled r … [Read more...]

Free market is better for the Internet

The debate continues over whether the Federal Communications Commission’s December repeal of the Obama administration’s “net neutrality” rule will help or hurt rural communities’ bid for greater access to high-speed Internet service, and now it has be … [Read more...]