Nevada’s so-called “prevailing wage” laws cost taxpayers millions of dollars each year – many of these dollars go into union coffers instead of to workers. Once you know the facts about it, you’ll be as outraged as I am that this politically … [Continue reading] about Prevailing Wage Laws: Time to End This Corrupt System
Harry Reid likes to brag about all the money and jobs he’s bringing to Nevada by “earmarking” alternative energy projects. However, a little research shows that many of the companies receiving government loan guarantees and grants aren’t even based … [Continue reading] about Harry Reid and the DOE: Sending Nevada Dollars Overseas
While classroom teachers have been eating Ramen noodles so they can afford to buy school supplies, teachers union bosses are living high on the hog. Considering that teachers often have to purchase classroom supplies and teaching materials with their … [Continue reading] about Shame on the Teachers Union: In the end it’s the teachers and students that lose.
Leaders of the Culinary Workers Union in Las Vegas must be frustrated that they can’t convince Station Casinos workers to unionize. Think of all the dues they could be collecting right now, if only they could get their hands into the pockets of … [Continue reading] about Stop the Union Bullying: Culinary Tactics Hurt Us All
We have already seen the Obama administration attempt to take over the healthcare industry with its Obama care program, and we watched it meddle in the alternative energy market by propping up Solyndra and other companies that should have been … [Continue reading] about Obama Tries to Grab Control of Another Vital Private Industry: The Internet
You may recall, during Nevada’s Legislative Session last year, two bills were passed that extended taxes that were scheduled to sunset. What makes these two bills unique is that they both were unlawfully passed. The Nevada Constitution requires a … [Continue reading] about A Win for Taxpayers: District Court Upholds Nevada Constitution
Would you take a job that pays less than comparable positions, requires you to supervise unruly individuals without the authority to discipline them and results in your being blamed when other people don’t take care of their responsibilities? And … [Continue reading] about If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher
During the holiday season it’s natural to think about helping the less fortunate, but it’s also a good time to point out that Nevada businesses donate all year long to make our communities better. Despite what the progressives and the liberal media … [Continue reading] about ‘Tis the Season to Give: Businesses Help Nevada Communities
In case you’re wondering why the U.S. economy is in such a mess, consider this sobering statistic: for the first time since the Great Depression, U.S. households received more in cash handouts from the government in 2010 ($2.3 trillion) than they … [Continue reading] about Entitlements & Handouts: The Big Lie
The Tea Party movement has been the target of vicious verbal attacks recently, and they seem to be escalating. Indiana Congressman Andre Carson, a member of the Black Congressional Caucus, said, “Some of them in Congress right now with this Tea … [Continue reading] about The Tea Party Movement: Terrorists or Patriots?
Merriam-Webster’s defines integrity as “a firm adherence to a code of moral values (incorruptibility).” Words related to integrity are: character, decency, goodness, honesty, morality, righteousness, uprightness, and virtue. Opposites include … [Continue reading] about Integrity in Government: An Endangered Species
The principle of separation of powers is an important part of the Nevada Constitution, which states that no one “charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of these departments [Executive, Legislative and Judicial] shall exercise … [Continue reading] about Public Employees as Legislators: Foxes Guarding the Henhouse?
Anyone who watched Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at their May 20 press conference must have been struck by the contrast between the two men. Netanyahu led an elite combat unit and fought in the Yom Kippur War. He worked … [Continue reading] about Obama’s Israel Policy: A Major Blunder
In representing Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District, Dean Heller voted his conscience as a staunch fiscal conservative, and on several occasions seemed to be the sole voice of reason among the Nevada delegation. Now that Gov. Sandoval has appointed … [Continue reading] about Senator Dean Heller: Facing the Challenges Ahead
This issue of Nevada Business Magazine recognizes a group of remarkable home grown companies and the families that have made them successful. Unlike large corporations or governments, these businesses operate without a safety net. Their success is … [Continue reading] about Saluting Family-Owned Businesses: Helping Those that Help Themselves
It’s no secret that Nevada’s education system is in trouble: our high school graduation rate of 41.8 percent is the lowest in the nation, and less than one-third of our minority students achieve a diploma on time. And the list of discouraging … [Continue reading] about School Vouchers: Could they be the answer for Nevada?
Think your job is difficult? How’d you like to be the one in charge of balancing Nevada’s budget - filling a gap between expenses and revenues that’s expected to reach $2.5 billion over the next two years? Governor Brian Sandoval is required by law … [Continue reading] about Balancing the State Budget: Hold the Line on Taxes