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 … [Continue reading] 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 … [Continue reading] about Time to Kick the Kids Out of the House and Do a Bit of Damage Control
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 … [Continue reading] about Senator Michael Roberson – This Man Doesn’t Represent Us
This issue marks the first in our 30th Anniversary year and, as I reflect on the last three decades, I am struck by the progress we’ve made. Remaining a statewide voice for business, the only such publication in Nevada, has been no easy feat. The … [Continue reading] about Connecting the State: Nevada Business Magazine Turns Thirty
At this point, it’s been the topic of several news articles, commentaries and has become a point of contention between Governor Sandoval and Attorney General Adam Laxalt. What, you may ask, could cause so much fuss? Just a little bird known as the … [Continue reading] about A Little Birdie Told Me… The Danger of Sage-grouse in Nevada
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 … [Continue reading] 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 … [Continue reading] about Nevada’s School Voucher Program Apparently Too Much of a Good Thing
Many, myself included, have lamented the role that government now plays in the home. Invading families through a variety of channels, we’ve found ourselves with a watchful “Big Brother” and it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when he entered our homes. It … [Continue reading] about Has Government Taken Over for the Family? Let’s Make this “Easy”
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 … [Continue reading] 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 … [Continue reading] 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 … [Continue reading] about Killing is Not “Death with Dignity”! Watch Out for the Slippery Slope
No one seems to take a stand on political and social issues anymore. They don’t want to make waves or offend anybody. Maybe they’re afraid of being bullied, or in the case of politicians, they’re afraid that speaking out on an issue may alienate some … [Continue reading] about Where’s Our Backbone? Speak Up Nevada!
The Nevada State Government needs to stop throwing good money after bad; and, it should begin now. As business people, we have just a few days to affect our Nevada State Legislators and what they do, and do not, vote for. What do you plan to do? Sit … [Continue reading] about The Solution to Education: Do What Works
Most of you remember the fable that tells of a leader who showed up naked, yet was so powerful that no one said a word. Our Governor has shown strong leadership during our state’s worst economic crisis and enjoys high ratings among Nevadans. However, … [Continue reading] about The Emperor Has No Clothes: Businesses Must Speak Out on Governor’s Tax Plan!
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 … [Continue reading] 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 … [Continue reading] 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 … [Continue reading] about Carpetbaggers or Statesmen? Nevada Legislators, Fix this Ridiculous Flaw!