Sessions: Reid destroying Senate with “brute political force” »

Sessions: Reid destroying Senate with “brute political force”

(U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions) – It brings me no pleasure to make the remarks I am compelled to make today. The Senate, the legislative body heralded by the late Robert Byrd as the second great Senate in history—the first being the Roman Senate—is being eroded beyond recognition by Majority Leader Reid and those who support him in that process. Once again here we are, at the 11th hour, being asked to vote for a spending […]

Tesla Deal is Great…for Tesla »

Tesla Deal is Great…for Tesla

(Chuck Muth) – The Sandoval administration is creating enough wind patting themselves on the back to qualify for typhoon status over the decision by electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors to build its battery gigafactory in Nevada.  But not everyone is a happy camper. Nor should they be. The decision was not exactly a surprise, even though Nevada was competing with three other states to land the facility.  Tesla was looking for relatively inexpensive land in […]

Yahoo Stands up to Big Brother, Gets Slapped Down »

Yahoo Stands up to Big Brother, Gets Slapped Down

(Chuck Muth) – If you’re looking for bipartisanship in Washington, DC, look no further than government measures that trample on what are supposed to be constitutionally-protected privacy rights. But before we get into this, let me just point out that if you’re one of those people who say, “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear,” you’re (a) not going to like this column, and (b) are part of the problem. On […]

Fiore on Tesla: Business Flourishes when Taxes are Low and Predictable »

Fiore on Tesla: Business Flourishes when Taxes are Low and Predictable

(Assemblywoman Michele Fiore) – Friends, I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate your support during the Special Session. I have received many emails asking questions and giving suggestions as we prepared to vote on Tesla. I’m amazed at what has been accomplished and appreciate that Governor Sandoval has taken the lead and worked with our legislative leaders and Nevada’s economic development team to put Nevada in the #1 spot. I have received a […]

Marijuana Regulators Tempting the Law of Unintended Consequences »

Marijuana Regulators Tempting the Law of Unintended Consequences

(Chuck Muth) – I don’t envy the folks over at the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) who are charged with implementing Nevada’s new licensing process for Medical Marijuana Establishments (MMEs) and are presently evaluating over 500 applications. But first, for opponents, bear in mind that Nevadans overwhelmingly voted, not once but twice, to legalize medical marijuana in the state. And to implement the voters’ wishes, the Nevada Legislature in 2013 authorized the lawful […]

Tesla Deal Appealing, but Unconstitutional and Risky »

Tesla Deal Appealing, but Unconstitutional and Risky

(Janine Hansen) – Why is the government subsidizing millionaire corporations at the expense of the poor and middle class? The Governor is already being sued for giving million dollar subsidies to Elon Musk’s SolarCity. Now he plans to subsidize Elon Musk’s Tesla to make cars for millionaires while Nevada’s businesses and taxpayers foot the bill. Why? The Governor and the Legislature already violated the trust of the people by twice refusing to sunset the business […]

Outlook Not Sweet for #1 and #2 Sugar Producers »

Outlook Not Sweet for #1 and #2 Sugar Producers

As the U.S. prepares for its November mid-term elections, Brazil – the world’s #1 sugar producer, controlling an estimated 40 percent of the global market – is poised to elect a new president who could significantly alter that nation’s sugar policies, which might also result in even more government meddling in the market. Embattled President Dilma Rousseff is seeking another term in the October 5th election.  But challenger Marina Silva is leading in the polls […]

Global subsidies sour sugar prices »

Global subsidies sour sugar prices

Sugar prices are in the tank, production efficiency in foreign countries is falling, and the globe’s growing appetite for subsidization is to blame. That was the message delivered loud and clear at this year’s International Sweetener Symposium. A four-year glut of sugar has depressed prices and cut world prices in half since 2011, Jose Orive, the president of the London-based International Sugar Organization told the group. And the surplus-to-consumption ratio should remain abnormally high at […]

Las Vegas Fire Chief “Pulls a Corleone” »

Las Vegas Fire Chief “Pulls a Corleone”

If someone stuck a gun to my head and instructed me to say, on video, that Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is the most conservative governor in the country and should be considered the best man for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, I’d really have no choice but to repeat such ridiculous words. Like in a hostage video…or one of those North Vietnamese POW propaganda films. Similarly, Las Vegas Fire Chief William “Fast Willie” McDonald has […]

Uber-support for Uber and Lyft in Vegas »

Uber-support for Uber and Lyft in Vegas

Many of you probably don’t know what “Uber” or “Lyft” are. In short, they are “ride sharing” programs operated with your smart-phone.  You sign up to be a customer – giving Uber and/or Lyft your credit card information – and then when you need/want a ride somewhere, instead of calling a taxi you request a ride from an independent Uber or Lyft driver via your smart-phone. In other words, free market competition. Not surprisingly, Nevada’s […]