Heller-sponsored bill gives veterans health care choice

With a deadline rapidly approaching, two weeks ago President Trump signed a bill sponsored by Nevada Sen. Dean Heller that appropriates $2.1 billion to extend a program that provides veterans with an opportunity to seek health care outside the … [Read more...]

Here’s another chance to repeal the Commerce Tax

In 2014 Nevada voters rejected by 79 percent to 21 percent a proposed margins tax, effectively an income tax on state businesses. Despite this unequivocal rejection at the ballot box, lawmakers a few short months later passed a similar, though … [Read more...]

Western congressmen seek monument size reductions

Recently the 17 members of the Congressional Western Caucus — which includes Nevada’s Rep. Mark Amodei — took Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke up on his request for feedback on what to do about all the national monuments created in the past two decades, … [Read more...]

REP. KIHUEN: ACA REPEAL SPELLS DISASTER FOR NEVADA

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Representative Ruben J. Kihuen issued the statement below following the Congressional Budget Office score of H.R. 1628 the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017: “House and Senate Republican’s are willing to do whatever it … [Read more...]

The deal that never should have been

In all the second-guessing and navel gazing over the Faraday Future flop, no one is bringing up the real reason that the deal should never have been made in the first place. Yes, it was an ill-conceived idea for gullible Nevada lawmakers in a … [Read more...]

Standing up for Nevada’s Veterans

By Dean Heller WC: 565 As a senior member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and representative of more than 300,000 veterans living in Nevada, I am always working to address the problems that continue to plague one of our c … [Read more...]

It’s just one person’s opinion

I never aspired to work in the media, at least not as a writer. I fell into the position, quite by accident, some eight years ago when I began working for the MLN as an ad sales person at the time they tried to launch the Arizona Rattler. The writer … [Read more...]

Repeal ObamaCare and let states handle health insurance

The bad news for those who live in Clark, Carson City and Nye counties is that companies offering ObamaCare-compliant health insurance policies have requested 38 percent premium increases in 2018. The good news for those in the rest of Nevada is that … [Read more...]

Return authority over intrastate water to the states

The Environmental Protection Agency announced this past week that it is moving to rescind the Obama administration’s 2015 rules that defined the "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act of 1972 as every stream, ditch, wetland o … [Read more...]

Nevada right to join sanctuary city fight

Earlier this month Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt joined with nine other attorneys general in filing a friend-of-the-court brief challenging a federal judge’s decision in April to block a President Trump executive order that would deny some f … [Read more...]