Federal bureaucrats ignored state and local input on land use plans

You have the right to remain silent. No, you have the obligation to remain silent, because if you don’t you’ll be slapped with the very thing you’ve worked against for four years at the cost of millions of dollars and countless man-hours — listing … [Read more...]

Remember how they voted on the budget when you vote

This past week Congress kicked the budget can down the road, along with any pretense of trying to rein in deficit spending that will balloon the federal debt to $20 trillion, passing a budget deal that blows the top off budget caps and gives Obama a … [Read more...]

Point of View

Despite writing for The Ely Times for almost two years now, this will be the first time I’ve ever written something for the paper about myself. For two years I’ve done my best to keep the spotlight, and the company’s nice camera, pointed right back … [Read more...]

Many Nevadans continue tax fight with cynical state politicians

By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence Nevada State Controller and Assistant Controller If we share a weakness, it’s our perpetual optimism. As free-market economists, we often reflect on the amazing achievements of the past 300 years, and … [Read more...]

Keeping the community informed

Philosopher Camus wrote “Always go too far, because that’s where you will find the truth.” Intent - The reason for this article is to keep the community informed as to what the local governing bodies are talking about and adding my … [Read more...]

To ‘negotiate’ with the feds, you have to speak their language

Will the real Brian Sandoval please stand up? This past week the Nevada governor stood virtually alone in rebuking Attorney General Adam Laxalt for joining in a lawsuit seeking to block Interior Department plans to enforce draconian land use … [Read more...]

Courts must expedite approval of school choice law

With the school year already under way and the Nevada treasurer’s office working apace to implement the state’s new education savings account law early in 2016, it is vital that the courts make short work of the American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit … [Read more...]

Where are the hard decisions?

Philosopher Camus wrote “Always go too far, because that’s where you will find the truth. Commissioners - Where are the hard choices we were promise? Tourism - What happened to the signage committee? The GID really impressed me the minute I … [Read more...]

Rest of Nevada should have same growth opportunity as Clark County

You know the type. No sooner do they move into a nice, new neighborhood than they stand up and say, “That’s enough. No more new residents. No more new homes. Lock the gates. Throw away the key.” Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani and … [Read more...]

You can fool some of the people some of the time – and that may be enough

I have a sincere and earnest question for a large plurality of Nevada Republicans who say they will participate in the state’s among-the-first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses in February: What the hell are you thinking? According to the most … [Read more...]