Nevada is killing jobs it spent tax money to attract

Sometimes the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. Two years ago the Governor’s Office of Economic Development doled out $1.2 million to entice rooftop solar panel installer SolarCity to open an office in Nevada and create … [Read more...]

Eureka commissioners call on governor to support land use lawsuit

The day after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell declared that the greater sage grouse are “not warranted” for listing under the Endangered Species Act, but instead would be protected under a new Greater Sage-Grouse Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA), … [Read more...]

Lawmakers spending money to entice new business is a bad bet

Hard on the heels of slapping existing taxpayers with $1.5 billion in new levies, our ever considerate lawmakers on Saturday overwhelmingly passed a package of bills that play Santa to a potential new business by doling out tax breaks and promises of … [Read more...]

State and couties should continue federal land use litigationState and counties should continue federal land use litigation

Gov. Brian Sandoval’s negotiations with the Interior Department’s Secretary Sally Jewell reached some compromises that provide some relief from the draconian land use plans the department promulgated after deciding the greater sage grouse did not … [Read more...]

High court apparently finds Republicans who support Reid are disreputable

It’s like in the movie “Miracle on 34th Street,” if the court says Edmund Gwenn is Santa Claus, then, by golly, he must be Santa Claus. Now that the Nevada Supreme Court has said a libel case can go forward, it must have concluded that a … [Read more...]

Reid vilely using tragedy to try to silence others

Have you no shame, Harry Reid? Is there no tragedy, no calamity that you won’t exploit for your political demagoguery and use to besmirch honest and sincere people whose only shortcoming is disagreeing with you and your liberal ilk? Mere days … [Read more...]

Give a gift that warms the heart and fills the head — books

Christmas is coming and you’re still scratching your head over just what to get for that special Nevada friend or family member. May I be so bold as to suggest a gift that will keep giving long after the wrapping paper and ribbons are moldering in … [Read more...]

Congress should let the states continue to regulate gambling

A bill has been introduced in Congress called the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) that is a solution without a problem. It would outlaw online gambling in the U.S., wiping out state-regulated online gaming operations in Nevada, Delaware and … [Read more...]

Minimum wage hike proposal would have opposite effect of its intention

Be careful what you ask for, because you just might get it — good and hard. A group of altruistic, benevolent and well-meaning Nevadans calling themselves the Committee to Raise the Minimum Wage in Nevada has filed a petition with the Nevada … [Read more...]

Supreme Court should tell Obama that Congress writes the laws

The Obama administration — thrice blocked by lower courts from enforcing its unilateral amnesty for illegal immigrants by executive order — has petitioned the Supreme Court to take up the case and to act expeditiously. Nevada is one of the 26 … [Read more...]