Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Historic Preservation is a hard sell. As you may or may not be aware the Ely City Council voted last week to purchase the office building at 480 Campton St. more commonly known as the old JOIN office. If you’ve spent any time … [Read more...]

‘State of the State’ speeches were entirely too much alike

Earlier this month Gov. Brian Sandoval delivered his “State of the State” address to the Legislature. A couple of days later President Obama gave his “State of the Union” speech in front of Congress. Obama is a liberal Democrat who faced both a … [Read more...]

Nevada public employee pension program must be reformed to be fair and save tax dollars

A new analysis of Nevada’s Public Employees’ Retirement System reveals just how out of whack state public government workers retirement pay is compared to those in the private sector who must foot the bill. For the first time — due to the fact a … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: This letter might be a mix between a public interest article for Ely and a plea for help. My husband's family is from Ely, mine is not but in our early married life, I was introduced to Ely. We ended up in the military and spent … [Read more...]

Governor’s budget plan is long on spending, short on accountability

It is called bait and switch. Just over two months after the voters of Nevada rejected by a 79 percent majority a margin tax on gross receipts of businesses that its backers claimed would raise $800 million in tax revenue, this past week in his … [Read more...]

Congress should rein in Obama’s war on fossil fuel

The price of gasoline in parts of the country has dropped below $2 a gallon after hovering near $4 for so long. In fact, in the most basic terms, the price of gasoline is the lowest it has ever been. According to the American Enterprise Institute, … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The holidays are over, we are in a new year, and it’s time to start looking ahead and making resolutions. One of my resolutions is to do at least one thing a month to help make our city a better place. The city council/mayor … [Read more...]

Think tank outlines how to make Nevada taxation fairer and more stable

The word that will be buzzing through the halls of the Nevada Legislature like a swarm of bees from February until June will be “taxes” — whether to raise them, create new ones or fix the ones we have. Our lawmakers would do well to heed the … [Read more...]

Local governments could save millions if freed from collective bargaining restrictions

One of the biggest costs at just about every level of local government across the state of Nevada is personnel. Over the years our lawmakers have made it difficult to control those costs by making public employee union collective bargaining … [Read more...]

Lawmakers should reform education, not just throw money at it

When Nevada lawmakers meet in Carson City in a couple of weeks the top priority will and must be education, but the focus should not be solely on funding, but on fundamental, meaningful reform focused like a laser beam on two key elements — choice … [Read more...]