• Latest Deals Show Net Is Closing On Big Fish In Massive Lawsuit Abuse Scam

    Prosecutors have secured more plea bargains in the construction litigation scandal case. From these latest pleas, it appears the net may be closing on the big fish who ran the scam, which is reported to include attorneys, judges and police officers. Mary Ann Watts and attorney David Amesbury are the seventh and...

  • Big Labor’s Power Behind RTC Refusal To Save Taxpayers $50 Mil

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Whenever you see something in Nevada politics that just doesn’t seem to make any sense at all, that defies all rational explanation, chances are the unions are involved somehow. So if you’re scratching your head wondering why the Regional Transportation Commission would turn away $50 million in...

  • Small Contractor Fights Back Against Big Labor Bullying

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – “Just leave us alone.” That’s the request from a small Nevada contractor to the union that has hounded it for more than 3 years. Since the Operating Engineers Local 3 will not leave MACH 4 Construction alone the company has decided to fight back. MACH 4 is...

  • Las Vegas City Council Blocks Noise Pollution Solution: Update

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – After all the racket over the downtown noise ordinance there may finally be a solution and, just as we predicted, it doesn’t require the government forcing its dictates on anyone. Now, if only the government would get out of the way and let it happen. [See Update...

  • Unions Push PLA As Means To Keep Members Paying Dues

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Clark County’s appeal of NBC’s lawsuit to prevent a union-favoring agreement will soon be heard in the Nevada Supreme Court. The state’s highest court will determine whether the Project Labor Agreement the County had negotiated with local trade unions on part of the Detention Center renovation unfairly...

  • LightSquared Responds to Concerns over Filtering Technology

    (LightSquared) – LightSquared, a wholesale carrier building a nationwide wireless broadband network that will create consumer choice and drive industry innovation, has collaborated with several high-tech companies to develop solutions to the GPS interference issue.  Despite claims by GPS device manufacturers that a solution would take ten years and billions of dollars...

  • Latest Scammer In Construction Defect Lawsuit Started At 16

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – A fifth person has entered a plea bargain in the massive litigation scam involving construction defect lawsuits in condominium complexes. The latest to make a deal is a 24-year old whose participation in the scandal began when she was just 16 years old. Not only did the...

  • Commissioner Collins, Former Union Member, Supports – “Shock!” – Unions

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – So who do you think runs things here anyway? As he directed the legal counsel of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to file a brief supporting Clark County in a case at the Nevada Supreme Court, LVCVA Chairman and County Commissioner Tom Collins stated, “We’ve...

  • LVCVA Files Amicus Brief In Favor Of Unions

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – A local government agency waded into Nevada Business coalitions’s lawsuit against Clark County’s use of a union-favoring agreement under some pretty interesting circumstances. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority submitted an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court”, brief supporting the Clark County Commission’s appeal to...

  • Silverton Casino Turns Its Back on Gun Owners

    NN&V Exclusive (David Mansdoerfer) – Over 300 gun owners were scheduled to attend a grassroots event held by the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA – ILA) on November 19 at the Silverton Casino. However, in an apparent breach of contract, Silverton Casino pulled out of the contract leaving the NRA...

  • “Juice” Powered Solyndra

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – Some companies are in business to serve consumers. Others are in business to serve themselves. Such was the case of Solyndra — a newly bankrupt California-based firm in the ostensible business of manufacturing solar panels. Solyndra’s business model — like that of many “renewable”-energy-component manufacturers — doesn’t achieve success...

  • Fixing Las Vegas

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – The third and final installment of NBC’s interview with Bank of Nevada President and COO John Guedry. NBC: The mortgage industry and housing industry collapsed. Every time things begin to look better we get more bad news. There are a host of ideas out there, possible solutions...

  • 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...

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