Fallacious Supreme Court ruling probably dooms commerce tax referendum

Though anyone capable of signing a petition with anything other than an “X” understands that a vote to repeal a tax would require lawmakers to either cut spending or find revenue elsewhere, the Nevada Supreme Court in its infinite pettifogging wisdom … [Read more...]

Feds would rather spend money than allow machines in a wilderness

When it comes to preserving the pristineness of pristine wild lands, federal land managers are willing to spare no expense — since it is merely tax money, of which there is an endless supply. U.S. Forest Service plans to begin work soon on … [Read more...]

Rural HEALTH Act a worthy step toward saving rual hospitals

After the closure of Tonopah’s only hospital nearly a year ago left area residents hours away from an emergency room, Republican Rep. Cresent Hardy, whose district covers southern rural Nevada, began researching ways to protect the financial … [Read more...]

Baker on track to replace leaking water tank this summer

The residents of the tiny community of Baker at the entrance to Great Basin National Park can breathe a little easier now. David Sturlin, chairman of the Baker Water and Sewer General Improvement District, reports that the Bureau of Land … [Read more...]

Bundy and his followers should get a speedy, public trial

Rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and their 16 co-defendants in the April 2014 armed standoff with federal agents trying to round-up Bundy’s cattle should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, but prosecuted under the full constraints of … [Read more...]

A little GOP schooling: Do the math, read the history

Donald Trump keeps throwing temper tantrums like a spoiled school boy, complaining the system is rigged and crooked and he is being robbed of votes. “You’re going to have a very, very angry and upset group of people at the convention,” Trump said … [Read more...]

Nevada water law needs to be more flexible

Nevada is the driest state in the union and lawmakers are grappling with how water law in the state could be changed to cope with that fact. The Legislative Commission’s Subcommittee to Study Water — chaired by state Sen. Pete Goicoechea, a … [Read more...]

Window on government employee pensions is eye-opening

The Nevada Policy Research Institute has updated its popular transparentnevada.com website, which reports the names and salaries of state and local government employees, with 2015 data. While the salary data is significant information for … [Read more...]

The two faces of Cliven Bundy

Not since Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde shared the same body has one man been seen in such startlingly contrasting lights. That man is Cliven Bundy, the Bunkerville rancher whose armed supporters two years ago faced down federal land agents until they … [Read more...]

Window on government employee pensions is eye-opening

The Nevada Policy Research Institute has updated its popular transparentnevada.com website, which reports the names and salaries of state and local government employees, with 2015 data. While the salary data is significant information for … [Read more...]