Voters should dump a tax, add a tax and end a monopoly

Nevada and many other states were well on the way to breaking up the electricity monopolies 15 years ago until the Enron market manipulation debacle that led to blackouts and price spikes scared lawmakers off. A free market was not the problem, it … [Read more...]

Senate candidates are on opposite ends of political spectrum

The race to fill the U.S. Senate seat of retiring Sen. Harry Reid offers voters a marked contrast in candidates, especially rural voters. Reid has handpicked former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto to be his Democratic heir apparent, … [Read more...]

Voters should reject gun background check initiative

One of the most harebrained, fetid proposals ever to waft out of the cesspool of New York City has landed with a sickening splat on Nevada’s November ballot and it just might become law — jeopardizing our freedoms and constitutional rights without … [Read more...]

Nevada taking lead in challenging new overtime rule

New labor rules being arbitrarily foisted on the private and public sectors by the Obama administration in his final year in office will cost the economy $80 billion — nearly half of that, $33 billion, due to a new rule raising the number of workers … [Read more...]

Rural residents being harmed by health care changes

From the beginning under ObamaCare rural residents throughout the nation have had fewer choices for health care coverage and have been charged considerably higher premiums than those in urban areas. As insurers flee the ObamaCare market there is … [Read more...]

Education savings accounts not yet saved

Though the Nevada Supreme Court this past week jettisoned most of the arguments that somehow the state’s education savings account (ESA) law is unconstitutional, it still barred enforcement of the law, saying lawmakers failed to properly appropriate … [Read more...]

A warning about public funding of stadiums

By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence As our readers know, we’re huge sports fans.  So the idea of going to a professional sporting event in our home state of Nevada is very exciting. And that excitement is resonating across Nevada as the Oakland … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I walk my dog almost daily at Steptoe Park in the mornings. I feel I am a responsible pet owner, and I pick up after my dog. I appreciate the fact that the county provides “doggy potty bags” at three locations around the park. What … [Read more...]

Lawmakers should punt on stadium funding plan

Gov. Brian Sandoval is calling the Legislature into special session in October to consider raising the room tax on Las Vegas tourists by almost 1 percentage point to put $750 million toward a $1.9 billion domed football stadium for the Oakland … [Read more...]

Time to cut occupational licensing requirements in Nevada

With Nevada still clinging to its ignominious ranking of second worst in the nation in joblessness, more needs to be done to clear away the hurdles for those seeking to earn a decent living. One place where the deadwood can be cleared is in the … [Read more...]