Ownership of land would be better than paltry PILT payouts

It is that time of year again, when counties in Nevada and across the West squat on the street corner with their tin alms cups extended anxiously awaiting the tinkling sound of a few coins from the federal till — otherwise known as Payment in Lieu of … [Read more...]

Governor right to veto bill mandating more clean energy

In vetoing this past week a bill that would have increased the required percentage of electricity in Nevada coming from renewable sources — such as solar, wind and geothermal — from the current 25 percent by 2025 to 40 percent by 2030, Gov. Brian San … [Read more...]

Congress should dump plan to tax advertising

Congress is finally seriously talking about tax reform for the first time since President Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986, but there is a fly in the anointment. The current draft being proffered contains a proposal to alter the Internal … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: U.S. Senate plans to fast track a bad health care bill. By a roll call vote on May 4, 2017, two hundred seventeen United States Representatives, including  Mark Amodei (R-NV), voted to take health care away from 23 million … [Read more...]

Heller sponsoring bills to address doctor shortage

N evada Sen. Dean Heller has joined with several other U.S. senators to introduce bills to address the looming shortage of doctors in the coming decade, particularly in rural areas. According to a study released in March by the Association of … [Read more...]

Nevadans welcome review of sage grouse land use plans

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who had filed a lawsuit attempting to overturn the Interior Department’s 2015 land use plan to protect greater sage grouse, is praising the recent decision by the Trump administration to review those p … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Open Meeting Law Violations, The Ely Times, Threats of Grand Jury Investigations, Anonymous Letters, Fail Recall, White Pine Clutter, Facebook, White Pine Talking, Letters to the Editor, and my favorite of course, the juicy g … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As a final note to your response to my letter, Madam Mayor, you have asked for constructive ideas. Here are just a few I would like to offer: 1. Keep a copy of your oath with you, look at it often, and live up to what you have … [Read more...]

Nevada Democrats wrongly predict disaster over Paris Climate Accord pullout

The caterwauling over President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord and renegotiate was quick, loud and anguished — including from Nevada’s usual Democratic suspects. Freshman Nevada U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto fired off t … [Read more...]

Is Farady Future history?

Gullible Nevada lawmakers in a special session in 2015 on blind faith alone agreed to dole out $215 million in tax abatements and credits to entice Faraday Future to build an electric car factory at the Apex industrial complex in North Las Vegas, … [Read more...]