Nevada wins grouse listing battle, but still faces land use restrictions

This past week Interior Secretary Sally Jewell declared that the greater sage grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, but instead created a federal land use plan so restrictive that the lack of listing became a distinction without … [Read more...]

Let the free market ‘invisible hand’ distribute water

As Ronald Reagan once said: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” Those words came unbidden to mind when a gaggle of government satraps gathered in Carson City to discuss how … [Read more...]

Manufacturers making the case against EPA ozone rules

The National Association of Manufacturers has begun broadcasting a television commercial across the West, including Nevada stations, that argues that a Obama administration Environmental Protection Agency rule for reducing ozone is a futile gesture … [Read more...]

Whether you get to vote on tax hike will be up to the courts

One of these days, perhaps, you will be able to go online and download and sign a petition calling for the repeal of the $1.4 billion in tax hikes — a nearly 17 percent increase in state spending — approved by your Republican-majority Nevada … [Read more...]

Obamacare is breaking down and bleeding tax money

Obamacare is a black hole into which taxpayer money is being poured. It is bad enough that the union-backed Nevada Health Co-op has gone belly up with little chance of it ever repaying its $66 million federal start-up loan, since it lost $42 … [Read more...]

ACLU lawsuit is an attack on parental choice for educating their children

Many of the news stories about the ACLU suing to block implementation of Nevada’s education savings accounts (ESAs), approved by this past Legislature as Senate Bill 302, mention that such accounts were declared unconstitutional in Colorado recently. … [Read more...]

Reid and Obama playing fast and loose with the facts about ‘green’ energy

When President Obama took the stage to close out Harry Reid’s traveling planet salvation show this past week in Las Vegas, he accused opponents of his sweeping clean energy plans of spreading misinformation. “We refuse to surrender the hope of a … [Read more...]

Born in the USA—Congress may decide whether that warrants citizenship

When Donald Trump released a position paper on immigration earlier this month, he could not resist taking a potshot at Nevada’s Sen. Harry Reid. “End birthright citizenship. This remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration. By a 2:1 margin, … [Read more...]

Judges find in the folds of the law a right to watch predators

You never know what new, previously unheard of rights some federal judges can find tucked in the folds of the law. Earlier this month a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, of course, rejected a decision by … [Read more...]

Tax hike battle should prove to be a bruiser — politically and legally

This should get interesting. A group of people calling themselves the We Decide Coalition has filed an initiative petition with the Nevada Secretary of State that would give voters a chance to repeal the $1.4 billion in tax hikes passed by the … [Read more...]