As if business owners didn’t already have enough rules, restrictions and guidelines governing our employees, AB 190, pushed and passed by the Democrats, imposes even more. The recently enacted law is touted as a savior for employees needing to … [Continue reading] about More Restrictions on Employers: Lawmakers Overstep Again!
“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.” – B.F. Skinner As the silver storm clouds of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation gather over the Silver State, one cannot help but feel a sense of foreboding. Yes, … [Continue reading] about A Storm Is Coming: AI Looms Over Nevada’s Future
Nevada, a state where the spirit of enterprise once sparkled like gold flakes in clear water, now stands on the brink of a new dawn, one that seeks to challenge the time-tested pillars of commerce and independence: the emergence of Central Bank … [Continue reading] about Nevada at Crossroads: Traditional Dollar vs. Digital Wave?
“Nevada’s solar economy is booming,” according to claims by US Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). She recently backed a bill that seeks to pour millions into the solar panel manufacturing sector. The proposed Reclaiming the Solar Supply Chain Act … [Continue reading] about The Illusion of Solar
Nevada’s Legislative session ended last month and there were a number of bills that made it past the Democrat-controlled House and Senate that weren’t in the best interest of Nevadans. Fortunately, Governor Joe Lombardo held the line on his campaign … [Continue reading] about Holding the Line: Pushing Back the Legislature
Let’s face it, lawyers get a bad rap. There are more attorney jokes than there are about any other profession. They are usually funny, but almost never paint the lawyer in a good light. As with any industry, there are bad actors in the legal … [Continue reading] about Did you hear the one about the attorney that walked into the bar?
In March of this year, Assemblywoman Shea Backus introduced Assembly Bill 231 (AB231) which proposes updates to The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Those “updates” include a change to the definition of money. The bill proposes that money be defined … [Continue reading] about Redefining Money: It’s About Government Control
A bill in for consideration at the Nevada Legislature, SB96, would raise the annual cap on property taxes. The bill was introduced by the Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development and presented by Senator Dina Neal (D). With Nevadans … [Continue reading] about Now Is Not the Time To Raise Taxes: Squeezing Water from Stone
“Modern nuclear power plants are safe contrary to what people may think.” – Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla and SpaceX The idea of nuclear power conjures up images of Chernobyl, Ukraine, Three Mile Island, United States and Fukushima, Japan in many people’s … [Continue reading] about Let’s Go Nuclear: A Misunderstood Energy Resource
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know Nevada, and the entire Southwest is in the midst of a severe drought. January’s rain has helped, but in the overall scheme of things, it’s just a drop in the bucket. A long term solution is needed. … [Continue reading] about Time to Get Real: Nevada Leads Water Conservation
"The more pain we are all experiencing from the high price of gas, the more benefit there is for those who can access electric vehicles.” - Pete Buttigieg, US Secretary of Transportation in testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure … [Continue reading] about Conflicting Goals: Electric Vehicles or Biodiversity
For better or worse, the 2022 election cycle is over. Nevada solidified its position as a “purple” state, not fully Republican and not fully Democrat. The Governor’s office will change hands with Joe Lombardo taking the reins from Steve Sisolak. On … [Continue reading] about Observations From the Mid-Term Elections
November has arrived and with it the start of the Holiday season. Pumpkins are everywhere from our drinks to our food and most of us are starting to plan for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I believe it’s important we take a moment to reflect on how … [Continue reading] about Happy Thanksgiving: Let’s Reflect on the Season
Well, folks, it's that time again. Every two years we endure months of political ads, mailers and debates leading up to election day which is only a month away. This year, Nevada elections are very tight which means each and every vote is important. … [Continue reading] about Tight Races: Get Out and Vote
When you want to make an omelet, you need to break a few eggs. That adage also clearly applies to our state’s education system. I’ve been a Nevada resident for almost half a century and, as long as I’ve been here, the biggest topic of concern has … [Continue reading] about Break It to Fix It: Education in Nevada
In high school civics, most of us were taught about the Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances in our government. As a refresher, our government is designed with three branches, each with individual powers to prevent any one branch from … [Continue reading] about Questioning Authority: Checks and Balances
This may be the most politically incorrect commentary you read in a while. So, if you are especially sensitive, please just turn the page. I write this knowing people will disagree, my email will be flooded with responses and I may be punished, or as … [Continue reading] about Shop and Vote Your Values