• Senator Calls for Inquiry on new Sugar Policy

    (NN&V Staff) – This week a senator called on the Senate to investigate a proposed new tax policy which “stakeholders fear would kill the sugar industry.” The senator filed a Senate Resolution directing the Senate Ways and Means Committee to “conduct an inquiry” on the reform proposal that redefines raw sugar and...

  • Don’t Blame Sugar if Candyland moves Overseas

    OK, I realize it’s the Wall Street Journal and not the Main Street Journal. And that the paper’s focus is on Big Business not Family Farms. But the editorialized notion in a recent article that it’s “cheaper sugar” that’s sending “candy makers abroad” is a chocolate-covered absurdity. When Ronald Reagan was elected...

  • In a growing market for cheap solar power, subsidies keep the lights on

    (Chuck Muth) – The California company SolarCity estimates that it will install 1 million new rooftop projects...

  • U.S. Sugar Program: We’ll Drop Ours if You Drop Yours

    (Chuck Muth) – Opponents of the present U.S. sugar policy – which consists of import quotas and relatively mild tariffs, rather than direct farmer subsidies – are viewing the reality of the world market with blinders on. Indeed, as the Wall Street Journal pointed out last week, Japan’s import tariffs on rice...

  • U.S. Sugar Program: We’ll Drop Ours if You Drop Yours

    Opponents of the present U.S. sugar policy – which consists of import quotas and relatively mild tariffs, rather than direct farmer subsidies – are viewing the reality of the world market with blinders on. Indeed, as the Wall Street Journal pointed out last week, Japan’s import tariffs on rice are as high...

  • APNJ Launches Online Petition Against Culinary Union Harassment

    (NN&V Staff) – The Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs (APNJ) announced Thursday that they were launching an online petition to call on legislators to denounce union guerilla tactics, stand up for taxpayers, and take action to protect Nevada’s economy. Last week the APNJ released two videos in which union leaders can be...

  • Culinary Union Calling Vegas Tourists “Skanks,” “Losers”

    (NN&V Staff) – Yesterday, the Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs (APNJ) released even more footage with Local Culinary Union 226 protestors calling tourists “skanks,” “ugly” and “losers.” On Wednesday, the APNJ released footage from last weekend’s Local Culinary Union 226 protest at the Cosmopolitan in which union leaders can be heard shouting...

  • Union thugs call Vegas tourists “losers” and “jerks”

    (NN&V Staff) – Today, the Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs (APNJ) released footage from last weekend’s protests...

  • RAN Poll Shows Nevadans Optimistic about State’s Economy, but Recovery Not Felt by Most Households

    (NN&V Staff) — The latest survey by the Retail Association of Nevada (RAN), conducted on their behalf by Moore Information, shows jobs (24%), education (23%) and the economy (21%) remain the top issues in the state, and Nevadans believe that those issues should be the top focus of state government. Most (72%)...

  • As Global Ag Subsidies Continue to Climb, U.S. Sugar Showing the Way Out

    The international Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently released new figures showing large increases in government agricultural subsidies for farmers all around the globe. According to a September 18 report in the Financial Times, “the share of farmers’ income derived from subsidies” in China rose 4 points to 17 percent,...

  • Alliance To Protect Nevada Jobs Re-Launches

    (NN&V Staff) – On Monday, the Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs (APNJ) announced it was re-launching its efforts to educate citizens in Nevada about issues affecting the workplace, particularly those which would result in job loss, and undue burdens to employers and employees in the Silver State. APNJ was originally formed to educate...

  • Government Has No Business Setting Wages For Private Businesses

    (Chuck Muth) – President Obama recently declared that “no one who works full-time in America should have to live in poverty.” His proposed solution is to “give” 15 million American workers a raise by increasing the federal government’s “minimum wage.” But as the saying goes, “A government big enough to give you...

  • Chain Drug Council Combats Prescription Drug Abuse

    (NN&V Staff) – In an ongoing effort to avert Nevada’s prescription drug abuse epidemic, the pharmacy industry in Nevada is identifying new and innovative ways to halt inappropriate prescriptions of high risk drugs such as opioid painkillers. During today’s meeting of the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy, Elizabeth MacMenamin, Vice President of...

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