• 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...

  • 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...

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