Archives for 2016

Governor Buries Hope of Education Savings Accounts: A Shot in the Head to School Choice

Almost as soon as they were signed into law by the Nevada Legislature last year, Educational Savings Accounts (ESA’s) were contested by those that would hold back a ground-breaking solution to some of Nevada’s most serious issues. If you haven’t been following the ongoing battle for school choice, here’s a brief history. SB 302, or… [More…]

The Second Amendment is a RIGHT … Not a Privilege: Vote NO on Question 1

Most American’s support stricter gun controls. So I write this at the risk of being thrown into Hillary’s “Basket of Deplorables” and knowing my e-mail account will be bombarded with letters from folks livid that I could be so ignorant as to oppose stricter gun controls. But, I’m okay with both. Next month, Nevadans will… [More…]

Builders Beware! BLM’s Epic Money Grab

It’s common knowledge that nearly 90 percent of Nevada is federally controlled and the majority of that land is public domain. In order for the state to grow, it’s imperative that developers have access to and can legally purchase land from the government. Furthermore, it’s important that land which has already been purchased isn’t restricted… [More…]

What is PERS hiding? Government Agency Fails to Comply

Nevada’s Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) is a public agency created by the Nevada Legislature to provide benefits to retired government employees in the state. The agency is funded by your tax dollars and required to disclose retirement records, including pension amounts, for public employees per a 2013 Nevada Supreme Court ruling and in conjunction with… [More…]

Is Common Sense Really Dead? Shared Bathrooms are Simply Dangerous

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the most recent departure from common sense, the transgender bathroom issue. However, just in case you do call a rock your home, let me catch you up. In many places, men can now use the ladies’ restroom and ladies, if they’re so inclined, can find… [More…]

Stop Throwing Away Our Money!

You and I work hard for our money, and it’s painful to see government agencies wasting it with ridiculous projects and inefficient practices. If you want to see some prime examples of how our elected representatives in Washington are throwing away taxpayer dollars, look up the 2016 Congressional Pig Book, published by Citizens Against Government… [More…]

The Fast Track to Felony for Law-Abiding Citizens: Gun Transfers and Question 1

Last year, Nevada legislators made dramatic improvements to gun control laws in the state. Signed by Governor Sandoval in June, SB 175 and SB 240 were two of the most prominent pieces of legislation (although there were several) and applauded by gun owners statewide. By way of refresher, SB 175 abolished handgun registration in Clark… [More…]

Enough! Let’s Stop Bureaucrats from Increasing Our Property Taxes

In 2005, the state Legislature capped property tax increases for residential and commercial properties at 3 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Having two different rates seems unconstitutional to me and many others. Article 10, Section 1, of the Nevada Constitution, in part, states: “The Legislature shall provide by law for a uniform and equal rate… [More…]

Time to Kick the Kids Out of the House and Do a Bit of Damage Control

The recent passage of our state’s largest tax package, which came on the heels of a ballot in which Nevadans overwhelmingly rejected a similar business tax, makes it abundantly clear that our state politicians have no regard for the wishes of the people. And if they don’t represent us, then whom do they represent? However,… [More…]

Senator Michael Roberson – This Man Doesn’t Represent Us

A current State Senator of Nevada, Michael Roberson is not just any State Senator, he’s the Majority Leader. He also appears to resemble one of those ineffective Republicans in Congress and now he wants to be one. Many Nevada business leaders became very familiar with Michael Roberson last year, prior to the session, as he… [More…]