• Outrunning the California Grizzly

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Two campers were in the forest, the old joke goes. As a grizzly bear charged at them, one began putting on his sneakers. The other, looking for a place to hide, said, “What’re you doing? Do you think you can outrun that bear?” “No,” replied the first,...

  • HOA Scandal Highlights Need To Fight Lawsuit Abuse

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – A massive scandal involving attorneys and homeowners associations boards that may run deep into the legal community has produced the first of many expected plea bargains and convictions. The scams involved directing lucrative construction defect litigation cases and the repair work to favored attorneys and construction companies,...

  • Union Employs Rent-A-Picketers to Harass Job Creator

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Leave it to Nevada’s unions to protest the few people who are actually creating jobs in this economy. Each day a handful of picketers appear on the sidewalk along Warm Springs Road in front of the Glazier’s grocery store. They trudge back and forth holding their signs,...

  • Twitter Updates for 2011-09-01

    Tea Partiers Solicit Budget Solutions. http://t.co/wXfYcjT # Heck Seeks Local Input About Jobs And Education. http://t.co/oMIpUrW # Nevada CCW Holders Exempted From NICS. http://t.co/j6VknMV # Powered by Twitter Tools

  • Government Played Intimate Role In Tech Development

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – No joke. Here’s what Secretary Steven Chu, a top official in the Obama administration who’s in charge of the U.S. Department of Energy, claimed today at Sen. Harry Reid’s National Clean Energy Summit: So the government played an incredibly intimate role in all the technologies that led to prosperity...

  • Commission Rolls Over Dotty’s In Sop To Big Gaming

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – “Government has one business: That’s to beat the crap out of you.” — Somer Hollingsworth The Nevada Gaming Commission provided a perfect example of this today. It set the stage to yank the gaming licenses of scores of legitimately-licensed businesses that heretofore had been operating perfectly legally....

  • Open Letter To The Nevada Gaming Commission

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – The Nevada Business Coalition submitted the following letter to the Nevada Gaming Commission and Gaming Control Board in advance of the Gaming Commission’s meeting today, August 25. Many other businesses and individuals added their names to the letter that was sent. Dear Commissioners, Innovation and ingenuity –...

  • Secretary of State Squeezes Small Business With New Regs

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Just like two oarsmen in a boat rowing in opposite directions, far too often government seems to be working against itself. Elected officials talk about promoting job creation and enticing companies to Nevada. At the same time they pass laws and impose regulations that make it more...

  • Unchained Economy

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. Those are the first three words out of every politician’s mouth these days. Yet there are rare occasions when they get the opportunity to actually promote the creation of jobs, jobs, jobs. The Clark County Commission has the chance to do just that. And...

  • Nevada David vs. Goliath Battle Could Affect Businesses Across The Country

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Everybody likes a good David vs. Goliath story. But only when David wins. It just so happens we have such a story in our own backyard. The good news is that David has truth and the law on his side. The bad news is Goliath may be...

  • Bigger Government Causes More Problems For North Las Vegas

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – The left would like us to believe that the way to fight an economic downturn and build a recession-proof economy is to increase government spending. Increasing outlays on infrastructure and government payrolls are the road to prosperity, in their thinking. Locally, the troubles at the City of...

  • Nevada Government Puts The Squeeze On Business

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coaliton) – During the Legislature we heard a constant refrain about the need to improve our economy and bring jobs to Nevada. The left incessantly repeated that, since our economy was struggling despite what they claimed was our low-tax environment, that low taxes were not the answer. They are...

  • Companies Fleeing California For Utah Over Confiscatory Tax Rate

    (Warner Todd Huston/The Union Label) – Computer software giant Adobe, computer game monster EA Games, and Internet auction king ebay are abandoning California to set up shop in Utah. Why? California’s horrid business climate and high taxes. Adobe Systems, maker of a suite of graphics programs such as Adobe PDF, Illustrator, Photoshop,...

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