• 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...

  • Attempt to Fix Up Homes Could Cause Its Own Mess

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Politicians have an uncontrollable urge to do something in response to any unusual event. But too often they end up doing something that makes the problem worse or that creates an entirely different set of problems. And often these new problems are worse than the one they...

  • Union Jihad Trains Its Fire on the Goose Laying the Golden Eggs

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Ask around Las Vegas, especially in the corridors of City Hall and the streets of downtown, and people will sing the praises of Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos. The company’s move to the Las Vegas Valley several years ago was celebrated. And Hsieh rescued the City from...

  • Roadhouse Hits Roadblock As It Battles Self-Appointed Gaming Cop

    The Roadhouse Casino has been forced to delay its remodeling and reopening plans as its fight against one of the gaming Goliaths continues. The Roadhouse is the casino on Boulder Highway in Henderson whose gaming license has been challenged by a competitor that doesn’t want the competition. The renovation and eventual opening...

  • Employee Tax Packs More Than Just a Job-Killing Punch

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Nevada’s Modified Business Tax (MBT) ranks right up there as one the...

  • Buying A Foreclosed Home Can Be A Win-Win-Win-Win-Win Situation

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – There’s a story out today  about how Sen. Dean Heller’s campaign is attacking Rep. Shelley Berkley’s husband for … buying and selling foreclosured homes and trying to make a profit. Rep. Shelley Berkley’s husband has been investing in Las Vegas troubled homes, renting out some but selling two...

  • Smalltown Contractor’s Brawl with Big Labor Moves to Federal Court

    A small Elko contractor targeted by a Union will be slugging it out with the Union in...

  • Nevada: First Judicial Hellhole, Now Lending Hellhole

    A couple years ago, Clark County was first named a Judicial Hellhole. The state of Nevada could be on its way to being the nation’s first Lending Hellhole. The pendulum swings all the way to one side, then all the way to the other, never stopping in the middle. So it is...

  • 170 Nevadans Have Joined Group Fighting Excessive Federal Regulation

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – A group established by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) to fight against excessive federal regulations now has 170 members in Nevada and 1,000 nationwide, the organization announced this week. The coalition Small Businesses for Sensible Regulations says its mission is protecting small businesses and American jobs...

  • Small Company Continues to Battle Big Labor In Fight for Its Life

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – A small contractor from Elko is continuing its fight against a union...

  • How to Own Your Own Home And Never Pay a Mortgage, Courtesy of Nevada Legislature

    Nearly four years after the collapse of the real estate market, Nevada remains the foreclosure capital of the nation. But here comes the government to the rescue! The Nevada Legislature may have unwittingly found a way to reduce foreclosures by over 99%. Though it may come at the cost of driving a...

  • 24/8 Threatens Businesses in 24/7 City

    Nevada still leads the nation in unemployment. Shuttered buildings and struggling businesses are everywhere. Policymakers claim to be searching high and low to find ways to get the economy back on track and put people back to work. Even as meaningful recovery has escaped the Silver State, we still are suffering the...

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