PERS should stop trying to hide public records

The Public Employees’ Retirement System should stop wasting taxpayer money and release the records of Nevada public employee retiree payments as the courts previously ordered them to do. The Reno Gazette-Journal sued for these records in 2013 and w … [Read more...]

How schools must handle diverse gender identities

In 2017 Nevada legislators passed a bill requiring schools in the state to establish policies for “addressing the rights and needs of persons with diverse gender identities or expressions.” A month ago the state Department of Education published a dr … [Read more...]

Second Amendment is not a second-class right

Do the courts treat the Second Amendment like a second-class right? Supreme Court Justice Clarence believes they do and makes a compelling argument. This past week the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of … [Read more...]

Fire Season is Here: Congress Must Act

By Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Congress recently passed a bipartisan budget agreement that addresses many crucial priorities for Nevadan’s. Yet Congress failed to address the critical issue of empowering federal agencies and state fire d … [Read more...]

Wild horse issue needs a compromise solution

Let the caterwauling continue. The headline over a press release by a group calling itself the American Wild Horse Campaign reads, “80+ Organizations Oppose Trump Administration Plan to Slaughter America’s Mustangs.” The trigger for the press re … [Read more...]

Head of EPA bemoans ‘weaponization’ of his agency

Under the Constitution the duty of the executive branch of the federal government is to enforce the laws enacted by Congress. Somewhere along the way some presidents and many of their appointed administrators of the various executive branches have … [Read more...]

Suit to block feral horse plan is frivolous

As sure as hogs wallow in slop, one month after the Bureau of Land Management announced a plan to properly control the population of feral horses on a nearly 4 million-acre tract of land 50 miles southeast of Elko, a New York nonprofit group calling … [Read more...]

Candidates should promise to end earmarks

Everybody loves to hate earmarks. Don't they? Nevada Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen, who is running for the Senate in a bid to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller, recently introduced legislation to ban earmarks. Earmarks are those … [Read more...]

Nevada should impose work requirement for Medicaid enrollees

Even though Congress could not find a way to repeal the budget-busting, economy-distorting Affordable Care Act, affectionately known as ObamaCare, there are still a few things the states can do to ameliorate its impact. Chief among these, … [Read more...]

REP. KIHUEN: I CANNOT SUPPORT A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT FAILS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Today, Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen released the statement below ahead of votes expected later this afternoon by the U.S. House of Representatives to reopen the federal government and end the Republican shutdown: “While I am pleased that today will end four … [Read more...]