Governor is very generous with our money for electric car owners

The next time you top off your tank please make note of the fact that more than 50 cents from every gallon is being siphoned off in the form of state and federal taxes. Then bow toward Carson City and tip your cowboy hat to the geniuses there who are … [Read more...]

There’s more than one way to fight the EPA water grab

Earlier this summer, the Environmental Protection Agency issued its final rule to “clarify” what water is covered by the Clean Water Act of 1972, which originally was intended to limit pollution of navigable waterways. The clarification puts nearly … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Wake-up country! the Confederate flag is a part of history. What if the south won? Would we start taking the American flag down? It represents the whole USA. That’s freedom for all, no matter what race. It’s not prejudice or racism. … [Read more...]

Feds flagrantly infringe free speech rights with futile ferreting

Reason magazine has been hit with a federal subpoena seeking “any and all identifying information” about comments posted on an online blog discussing the conviction and harsh sentence given to the founder of an online website called Silk Road, where … [Read more...]

Imperious BLM agents still behaving like they are better than us

Who says the United States does not have a royal class? The bureaucrats at the Bureau of Land Management just don’t think like the rest of us. They are downright imperious — in more ways than one. A year ago they sent an invading army of … [Read more...]

Nevada should control its land and not settle for paltry alms

The silence is deafening. Because so much of the West in general and Nevada in particular is controlled by the federal government and cannot be taxed, Congress four decades ago came up with a program called Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT). Each … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Why did Governor Sandoval veto the Ely disincorporation bill? Why would he care? It had passed the Nevada Senate unanimously – and the House almost unanimously. Why would Governor Sandoval deny Ely the direct democracy of an … [Read more...]

Taxpayer’s guide to Sandoval’s record tax hike in Nevada

By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence Nevada State Controller and Assistant Controller This column reviews the new and increased taxes, totaling $700-million per year, passed recently by Nevada’s Legislature at the behest of Gov. Brian … [Read more...]

Be careful what you so ask for – you just might get it – good and hard

Return with us now to those thrilling days of the 2013 Nevada legislative session, when lawmakers, determined to save the planet from carbon dioxide-induced global warming by closing down all of the state electric grid’s coal-fired power plants, … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: It was refreshing to see some new faces on Sunday during the latest community clean up. Although the turnout was only about 15 or 20 people, we did get a load (at least 35 bags or so) of trash picked up and delivered to the … [Read more...]