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 … [Read more...] about Builders Beware! BLM’s Epic Money Grab
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 … [Read more...] about Is Common Sense Really Dead? Shared Bathrooms are Simply Dangerous
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 … [Read more...] about Stop Throwing Away Our Money!
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 … [Read more...] about The Fast Track to Felony for Law-Abiding Citizens: Gun Transfers and Question 1
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 … [Read more...] about Enough! Let’s Stop Bureaucrats from Increasing Our Property Taxes
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 … [Read more...] about Time to Kick the Kids Out of the House and Do a Bit of Damage Control
Standing out in a field of Republican candidates, many of whom with extremely strong qualities, is not easy. Regardless, Marco Rubio is quickly becoming a major contender in this Presidential race. Having performed well in the last two Republican … [Read more...] about Who is Marco Rubio? He’s a Contender
When SB 302, commonly known as the Nevada School Voucher Program, was passed earlier this year by the Nevada legislature, it was widely praised as a step in the right direction for Nevada’s oft criticized education system. Allowing parents greater … [Read more...] about Nevada’s School Voucher Program Apparently Too Much of a Good Thing
Everyone knows who Hillary Clinton is and most of us know something about many of the Republican nominees running for President. But, do you know who Ben Carson is? As I began learning about him, I asked a number of people if they had ever heard of … [Read more...] about Who is Ben Carson? Is This Guy a Real Deal?
Nevada’s public schools have been receiving failing grades for many years, ranking among the lowest in the country for graduation rates, standardized test scores, and other measures of student achievement; but, thanks to Governor Sandoval and the … [Read more...] about School Choice Bill: Congratulations Governor Brian Sandoval & NV Legislators
Did you know that a bill was introduced in the 2015 Nevada legislative session that would have allowed physicians to assist patients in committing suicide? It didn’t get much media coverage, and thankfully Sen. Joe Hardy, who is a doctor, made sure … [Read more...] about Killing is Not “Death with Dignity”! Watch Out for the Slippery Slope
When we think we’ve seen it all, we get delivered another whammy! Do you remember all the commercials and reasons to defeat the ballot question seeking Nevadan’s approval for a Margin Tax? How can we so soon forget the barrage of commercials and … [Read more...] about Margin Tax Defeated? …Maybe Not
For many people, the New Year is a time to take a look at their lives and make resolutions to improve themselves, their families and their careers. It's a time to set goals and it's a time of the best of intentions. This year, I'd like to take a … [Read more...] about 2015 Wish List: Eliminate Things That Don’t Make Cents
The November elections may be over, but many people still have a bad taste in their mouths when remembering how some politicians conducted themselves. The unrelenting barrage of negative campaign ads was bad enough, but we actually had two Democrats … [Read more...] about Carpetbaggers or Statesmen? Nevada Legislators, Fix this Ridiculous Flaw!
American businesses are finally emerging from the recession – some of us survived bruised and battered, others didn’t make it and some companies managed to succeed by a combination of business smarts, ruthless cost-cutting and just plain luck. If the … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned: Integrity Matters
November may seem far away now, but plans for the next elections are already well underway. Now is the time to start researching the field of candidates to decide who you want to represent your interests when the Legislature convenes in February … [Read more...] about November 2014 Elections: Support Pro-Business Candidates Now
Barack Obama was elected in 2008 with a message of hope and change. Unfortunately, the change we got was for the worse. There is little hope left that the country can pull itself out of the recession anytime soon, and we’re left hoping that the … [Read more...] about Why Vote Against Obama? Eight Compelling Reasons