State budget could use some belt tightening

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The members of the Nevada Economic Forum met earlier this month and came up with a forecast for how much the total state general fund revenues will be for the next two years. The Economic Forum was created by lawmakers in 1993. It is responsible … [Read more...]

Give books about Nevada and by Nevadans

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With Christmas rapidly approaching some of you may still be confounded by the question of just what to give that Nevada friend or family member. May we be so bold as to suggest a gift that endures — books about Nevada or by Nevadans. The choices are … [Read more...]

Coming legislative session could resurrect some bad bills

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With the election of Democratic majorities in both the state Assembly and Senate, many fear that, as Yogi Berra once said, it’s going to be deja vu all over again. The 2019 session of the Legislature could resurrect many of the bills that … [Read more...]

We should be thankful for capitalism

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Thanksgiving is rich in traditions. The turkey. The dressing. The pumpkin pie. The family assembled in prayerful reverence in remembrance of the plight of the early settlers of this country — much of which is complete fiction. The Plymouth … [Read more...]

Should each county get a single state senator?

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The blue Clark County tail wagged the red Nevada dog in this past week’s election. Election results show rural and urban Nevada are of two vastly different states of mind. For example, in the race for the U.S. Senate, Democrat Jacky Rosen … [Read more...]

These are the best choices to send to Washington

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It is vital for rural Nevada that we send representatives to Washington who will defend us from the encroachment of the federal bureaucracies. When it comes to the race for the Senate seat, the choice is obvious. Republican Sen. Dean Heller knows … [Read more...]

This big piggy goes oink, oink, oink

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The libertarian-leaning Nevada Policy Research Institute has published this year’s edition of its popular “The Nevada Piggy Book” — a collection of anecdotes illustrating the tendencies of state and local governments to lavishly overspend our money … [Read more...]

Who has the better plan for Nevada’s economic future?

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Plans or platitudes? That is our choice when it comes to electing the next governor of Nevada. Republican Adam Laxalt, currently the state’s attorney general, has outlined clear and precise plans for helping grow the economy of the state, while … [Read more...]

Groups try to thwart wild horse experiment

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It worked during the Obama administration, but will it work with the Trump administration? A gaggle of self-styled wild horse advocate groups have filed lawsuits in Washington, D.C., and Portland, Ore., demanding that the Bureau of Land Management … [Read more...]

School district tries to obliterate public records law

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The Clark County School District has filed a legal action with the state Supreme Court that, if successful, could render the state’s strong public records law nearly meaningless and deprive the citizens in every jurisdiction in the state access to … [Read more...]