• County Hands NBC Victory In PLA Suit

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – NBC and the Associated Builders and Contractors won at least a partial victory over Big Labor and Clark County in their suit to prevent the implementation of a union-favoring agreement. In its last September meeting the County Commission voted to proceed with the Phase 1 of the...

  • Andy Matthews Named NPRI President

    (NPRI) – The Nevada Policy Research Institute today announced that Andy Matthews, formerly NPRI’s vice president for operations, has become the Institute’s new president, effective Oct. 1, 2011. Matthews succeeds Sharon Rossie, who had served as NPRI’s president since September 2006. “It is with great pride and excitement that I announce that...

  • Creation Of Non-existent Housing Market Burst Mortgage Bubble

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Nevada Business Coalition (NBC) recently sat down with new Bank of Nevada President and COO John Guedry. Today we present Part I of that interview in which Guedry discusses what led to the inflation and bursting of the housing and mortgage bubbles and some of the challenges facing...

  • Faster Visa Process Means More Dollars In Vegas’ Pocket

    Standing beneath the famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, Congressman Joe Heck (R-NV) on Monday announced the introduction of a bill he believes will help increase tourism, improve the economy and create jobs in the state of Nevada. Heck was flanked by leaders...

  • The Manchurian Disconnection

    (Thomas Mitchell/4th St8) – How could any news story be more thoroughly reported and exhaustively detailed than one Sunday in the Las Vegas Sun “newspaper” about the connection between Nevada and Red China? The story starts with the Chinese coolies brought in to build the railroads to carry Nevada’s gold and silver...

  • Federal Judge Agrees PLAs Are Unfair

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – In a case with similarities to one pursued by business groups in Nevada, a federal judge in Iowa threw out a challengeto the ban on union-favoring Project Labor Agreements enacted in that state by Governor Terry Branstad. Branstad had issued an executive order prohibiting any projects that...

  • Renewable Energy Is Destroying Nevada Jobs, Economy

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – Politicians have long sold the myth that the national and state economies would one day be rescued by “renewable” energy. For years, however, a fundamental problem kept these politicians from achieving their goal of making renewable energy culturally dominant: Freedom. Electricity generated by so-called “renewable” sources like solar panels...

  • AFL-CIO Struggles With Reading Comprehension

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – I just received a blast email from the AFL-CIO with the headline, “Privatization Doubles Cost of Govt. Work.” The email links to an AFL-CIO website that makes the following claim: In the past year, congressional Republicans and right-wing extremists have ramped up their long-standing campaign against federal workers, claiming their...

  • Outrunning the California Grizzly

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Two campers were in the forest, the old joke goes. As a grizzly bear charged at them, one began putting on his sneakers. The other, looking for a place to hide, said, “What’re you doing? Do you think you can outrun that bear?” “No,” replied the first,...

  • HOA Scandal Highlights Need To Fight Lawsuit Abuse

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – A massive scandal involving attorneys and homeowners associations boards that may run deep into the legal community has produced the first of many expected plea bargains and convictions. The scams involved directing lucrative construction defect litigation cases and the repair work to favored attorneys and construction companies,...

  • Union Employs Rent-A-Picketers to Harass Job Creator

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Leave it to Nevada’s unions to protest the few people who are actually creating jobs in this economy. Each day a handful of picketers appear on the sidewalk along Warm Springs Road in front of the Glazier’s grocery store. They trudge back and forth holding their signs,...

  • Twitter Updates for 2011-09-01

    Tea Partiers Solicit Budget Solutions. http://t.co/wXfYcjT # Heck Seeks Local Input About Jobs And Education. http://t.co/oMIpUrW # Nevada CCW Holders Exempted From NICS. http://t.co/j6VknMV # Powered by Twitter Tools

  • Government Played Intimate Role In Tech Development

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – No joke. Here’s what Secretary Steven Chu, a top official in the Obama administration who’s in charge of the U.S. Department of Energy, claimed today at Sen. Harry Reid’s National Clean Energy Summit: So the government played an incredibly intimate role in all the technologies that led to prosperity...

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