• How Many People Who Don’t Own Newspapers Never Deal With Greyhound?

    (Fred Weinberg/The Penny Press) – I tried. I really tried not to write this. But as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debate important points like the recovery of America’s economy, a part of America’s economy is doing its darndest to discourage people from doing business with them. I’m not talking about Sam’s...

  • Even Unions Have Union Problems

    NN&V Exclusive  (Rebecca Smith) – “We will be fighting for the rights of every American worker, private or public, to bargain collectively for better wages, benefits and working conditions.”  So said James Hoffa, Jr., March 24, 2011, in the Huffington Post. Fighting for every worker, except the ones who work for the...

  • Save Nevada Citizen Privacy Rights On Smart Meter Program

    Robert Frank writes: This is a States Rights policy issue. If you live in another state, or...

  • A Margin Tax Is Always A Bad Idea

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – Leaders in the Democratic majority during the 2011 state legislative session proposed a dramatic change to Nevada’s tax system: Phase out the Modified Business Tax — a tax on private-sector payroll — and replace it with a new, larger levy modeled after Texas’ business margin tax. The effort gained...

  • NLRB’s New Ruling Gives Unions the Quickie They Are Looking For

    NN&V Exclusive (Rebecca Smith) – Back in June of 2011, the NLRB started hinting that they would be looking at changing decades old election rules.  On January 12, 2012, they did it.  The new rules regarding union elections will go into effect in April, giving the lone dissenting member Brian Hayes time...

  • Sandoval Encourages Business Growth By Freezing Regulations

    (Carson City, NV) – Speaking at the Chamber’s Directions 2012 event in Reno this morning, Governor Sandoval announced the results of his administration’s regulatory review. In his first executive order as Governor, Sandoval imposed a one-year freeze on all regulations and required the Cabinet to thoroughly review the entire regulatory framework of...

  • Businesses Beware: Unionism Is On The Rise

    NN&V Exclusive (Rebecca Smith) – I had already written another article for this week, but then some...

  • Consumer Confidence Rises, Taxable Sales Increase

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Nevada’s taxable sales rose 9.6 percent in November over the same month a year ago, driven in large part by car sales and improved business at bars and restaurants, the state Department of Taxationreported today. Taxable sales totaled nearly $3.4 billion for the month. For the fiscal...

  • Union-Friendly Changes By NRLB Will Affect Your Business, Part II

    NN&V Exclusive In Part I of Union-Friendly Changes By NRLB Will Affect Your Business, Smith explained micro bargaining units and new regulations regarding notices of the right to unionize. Below are three other changes businesses must be aware of for 2012. – Ed. (Rebecca Smith) – 3. The NLRB’s decision regarding the...

  • SoS Ross Miller: “Our Services Aren’t Worth Your Money”

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – Okay…so maybe it’s not an exact quote, but that’s certainly what I got out of Secretary of State Ross Miller’s comments to the Las Vegas Sun today. Miller is complaining that home-based businesses aren’t paying their “fair share” and should be forced to pay $200 annually for the privilege...

  • Union-Friendly Changes By NRLB Will Affect Your Business

    NN&V Exclusive (Rebecca Smith) – In 2011, the NLRB made some very union-friendly changes, and every employer should be aware of how they could affect their business.  Five of the most aggressive changes are Micro bargaining units Notice of the right to unionize Handbook policies Card check recognition Increases in 10(j) Federal...

  • Does State Have Right To Ask Small Business Owners To Jump Higher Than Competition?

    NN&V Exclusive (Lori Piotrowski) – An entrepreneur in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been left scratching his head over state regulations. Verlin Stoll, who owns and operates a funeral parlor in Minnesota’s capital, wants to expand by building a second operation, which would also mean hiring more employees. Government, especially in this economy,...

  • More Than 2,300 Nevada Nonprofits Lose Tax Exempt Status With IRS

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – More than 2,300 Nevada nonprofit groups have had their tax exempt status revoked by the Internal Revenue Service. The revocations run the gamut, from the Edgewood Tahoe Mens Club to the Lovelock Alfalfa Seed Growers. Most of the revocations occurred in 2010 but were just posted by...

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