Proposed law takes the slap out Nevada’s anti-SLAPP law

Slinking quietly through the Nevada Legislature is a bill that would gut the state’s strong anti-SLAPP law that was once called the gold standard of such laws. SLAPP stands for Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation and is generally … [Read more...]

If lawmakers can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen

Lawmakers in Carson City are attempting to play Pontius Pilate and wash their hands of one of their responsibilities. Assembly Joint Resolution No. 10 proposes to revise the Nevada Constitution and set up a Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for … [Read more...]

Democratic candidate sure would fill Harry Reid’s shoes

Former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is imminently qualified to step right into the shoes of Sen. Harry Reid. This past week she became the first Democrat to announce her candidacy for Reid’s seat and he immediately endorsed her. For … [Read more...]

On the issue of public lands, first, we have to get their attention

When my ol’ pappy broke the two-by-four across the muzzle of our stubborn 2,000-pound black Angus bull, he explained: “First, son, you have to get his attention.” Perhaps that is one way to look at Assembly Bill 408, which would prohibit the … [Read more...]

Bill would facilitate doctors ‘seeing’ patients remotely by using technology

Nevada already has one of the lowest doctor-to-patient ratios in the nation — 47th to be precise. Add to that the time and expense to bring the two together for in-person visits when the patient is living in a remote rural area. This is where a … [Read more...]

Nevada lawmakers must put a stop to civil assett forfeitures prior to conviction

The whole concept of civil asset forfeiture turns the law on its head, essentially finding people guilty until they can prove their innocence. Police departments and federal agencies across the country have been using civil procedures to seize … [Read more...]

Federal government’s fracking rules usurp states’ rights

Our masters in Washington are always searching for solutions to problems. They invariably find a solution even if they can’t find a problem. The Interior Department recently released a 400-page set of rules for fracking on public lands, which … [Read more...]

Former Gov. Miller touts his failed education spending to promote Sandoval’s plan

This past week Gov. Brian Sandoval presented his proposed business license tax based on gross receipts in the form of Senate Bill 252 to a joint meeting of the state Senate and Assembly taxation committees. He insisted his proposal is not like the … [Read more...]

Nevadans should not have to change our clocks twice a year

It is time to cast off our chains and free ourselves from slavery to the clock. Mankind once worked from can till cain’t, as my ol’ grandpappy used to say — from the time you can see till the time you can’t — and farmers and ranchers such as … [Read more...]

Lawmakers must jettison proposed doubling of minimum wage

In a sane world, one would feel reassured that Senate Joint Resolution No. 8 would never see the light of day, but we are talking about the Nevada Legislature, where anything can and does happen. Therefore, we feel obliged to shine a bright light on … [Read more...]