• 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...

  • GovernmentTakes Limo Passengers for a Ride

    (Ari Bargil) – Transportation consumers in Tampa Bay, Fla., are being taken for a ride in more ways than one. That’s because the county’s transportation sanctioning authority, the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission (PTC), demands that all limousine rides, no matter how short, cost no less than $50. That’s right. In the...

  • Rice, Rice Everywhere…and Not a Grain to Sell

    (Chuck Muth) – It was a foolproof plan. What could possibly go wrong? Instead of paying money directly to rice farmers to subsidize rice production, Thailand’s new government stumbled upon a “get rich quick” scheme it must have thought had never been thought of before. It decided to buy every grain of...

  • Nature Abhors a Vacuum…Even in Trade

    By Andrew Langer The axiom that nature abhors a vacuum applies well-beyond the physics of the universe. Economics is an organic sphere in its own right—where the tinkering of states can have severe consequences. And when the US fails to act to protect its own interests, you can take it to the...

  • What Comprises The Fiscal Cliff Compromise

    (Jim Clark) – Columnist Jeff Quinn, CPA, did a good job of summarizing the tax effects of Congress’ American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 in the last issue of the Bonanza (“some good, some bad”).  Jeff closes his column by pointing out with annoyance that politicians knew of the deadline for 17...

  • Perhaps We Should Boycott Las Vegas Until They Get Their Police Force Under Control

    (Fred Weinberg/The Penny Press) – Last week, Sergeant William Wilson of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said that he was investigating a report of a shot fired in a downtown Las Vegas neighborhood. He said that he was investigating a disturbance call in the 200 block of Earl Street at 1:49...

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