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 … [Read more...] about Now Is Not the Time To Raise Taxes: Squeezing Water from Stone
Americans no longer expect quality, much less excellence, from our public education system, and U.S. students now lag behind those from other developed countries. What’s happening in Nevada is a prime example of the dumbing-down of our public … [Read more...] about Lowering the Education Bar: Nevada and the U.S. shortchange students or are we becoming a Third World country?
Since Nevada’s legislature chose to take no action on the Free Margin Tax initiative by the March 15th deadline, this important state issue has been automatically passed on to the 2014 ballot. This means Nevada voters will decide whether or not we … [Read more...] about Killing Jobs to Pay for Education: Nevada’s Free Margin Tax Initiative… Won’t be Free
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 … [Read more...] about Stop the Union Bullying: Culinary Tactics Hurt Us All
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 … [Read more...] about ‘Tis the Season to Give: Businesses Help Nevada Communities
The freak tornado in Salt Lake City last month claimed one of Las Vegas’ finest. Allen Crandy, in typical Allen fashion, skipped lunch to make sure the booths at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market were up to par. His failure to join his co-workers … [Read more...] about MY HERO
Passed during the 2015 legislative session in Nevada, the Commerce Tax, or Senate Bill 483, has been a sore spot for business owners over the past two years. It’s a frustrating tax for several reasons, not the least of which is, the year before, … [Read more...] about Commerce Tax Repeal: The Process Begins
The Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) recently released the 2016 edition of the Nevada Piggy Book. This is good because Nevada taxpayers need to know about government waste, which is an especially important topic while the Legislature is in … [Read more...] about Nevada Piggy Book: Required Reading for Taxpayers
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
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, … [Read more...] about The Emperor Has No Clothes: Businesses Must Speak Out on Governor’s Tax Plan!
Am I the only one sick of this BS? Two stories have come to light recently that show how taxpayers’ money is being wasted by the Clark County School District. These examples not only point out the quality of the district’s decision-making, but also … [Read more...] about Clark County School District Waste: Throwing Our Money Away