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. … [Read more...] 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 … [Read more...] 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 … [Read more...] about Questioning Authority: Checks and Balances
In a phone call earlier this year, Mark Wlaschin, deputy Secretary of State (SOS) for elections in Nevada said, “Hope is not a course of action. We are taking action.” He was referring to the measures the Secretary of State is taking to prevent … [Read more...] about Repairing the Vote: “Hope is Not a Course of Action”
There seems to be one issue Nevadans can all agree on to some degree – education needs to improve, the health of our state depends on it. However, how to improve education is an issue that has been hotly debated and those debates tend to fall along … [Read more...] about Education Needs Help: And Parents Need Options
CARE Complex is a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating homelessness in Downtown Las Vegas. The organization was established in 2005. In 2014, CARE purchased a foreclosed property in the city’s “Corridor of Hope” – a prime area to help those burdened … [Read more...] about Mission War: Las Vegas Wants Nonprofit’s Land
For as long as I can remember, the Clark County Education Association (CCEA) has been working to raise taxes for education. They’ve come to nearly every industry in the state with their hand out for more money. Like most other business owners, I … [Read more...] about Dangerous Word Play: Holding the Line with “Shall”
I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their … [Read more...] about Enough is Enough: Stop Government Overreach
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr If Dr. King were alive today, half a century … [Read more...] about Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Since the 2020 election concluded, voting issues have come to the forefront for our nation. Some contend the election was “rigged” while others insist it was fair. I won’t speak to whether or not this most recent election was conducted fairly for all … [Read more...] about The Right to Vote: Restoring Confidence in Elections
Nevadans owe state Republican Senators a debt of gratitude. In case you missed it, last month the state’s Supreme Court ruled the power grab by democrats during the 2019 legislative session was unconstitutional. By way of background, in 1994 the … [Read more...] about It’s a Win! Senators go to Bat for Nevadans: Lawbreaking Elected Officials Should be Held Accountable
As a business leader, how would you like to provide a required service with no competition? Would you like to be the only provider of a product with a built-in customer base that must access your facility to be in compliance with the law? It sounds … [Read more...] about DMV: A Consumer’s Nightmare, An Entrepreneur’s Dream
“The powers of the government of the state of Nevada shall be divided into three separate departments, the Legislative, the Executive and the Judicial; and no persons charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of these departments … [Read more...] about What Gives them the Right? Separation of Powers in Nevada
In Nevada we have what’s known as a part-time citizen Legislature. Our state’s elected officials only meet for 120 days in odd-numbered years and those that serve often have other jobs in Nevada. Only three other states have a similar schedule and … [Read more...] about COVID-19’s Latest Victim: Legislative Freedom
Over the last eight months, COVID-19 has been brought into sharp focus for most of us. I know people that have caught the virus and have seen the effect it has on them. It’s certainly not something anyone should be taking lightly. The advice on how … [Read more...] about It’s time to Choose: The Economy Versus COVID-19
Work is almost completed on the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, located near Tonopah. The developers had received a $737 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy, so if the project fails like Solyndra did, taxpayers will be on … [Read more...] about Alternative Energy Projects: Who Pays for These Boondoggles?
There are so many things wrong with last month’s BLM “roundup” it’s difficult to even know where to start. As anyone in businesses will tell you, to effectively negotiate a deal, both parties must begin with the same premise. Clive Bundy was … [Read more...] about Fed Up: Who Works for Who?