• Norquist Requests that Michaels Undergo Confirmation Process

    Norquist Requests that Michaels Undergo Confirmation Process In a letter on Friday to Senator Tom Harkin, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Grover Norquist requested that Professor David Michaels be subjected to Senate confirmation procedures in light of some disturbing positions on government regulation of private industry....

  • Gaming Numbers Better, But Hardly Good

    It could almost be considered good news. For only the second time in the past 11 months, Nevada casinos reported a single rather than double-digit decline in gaming win, this one coming in August compared to the same month in 2008. Nevada’s statewide casino industry reported a win of $847 million in...

  • Nevada Congressional Delegation on Wrong Side of Tourist Tax Bill

    The fiscal conservative Club for Growth is urging all members of Congress to vote “NO” on the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (HR 2935/S 1023). The bill is expected to be considered as early as this week in both chambers and is being supported by the Nevada delegation. Club for Growth announced...

  • Legislative Panel Delays Selection of Consultant for Revenue Study

    (Nevada News Bureau) – A legislative panel today decided to seek clarifying information before selecting a proposal to study Nevada’s revenue structure. Eight proposals were submitted by an Oct. 1 deadline from organizations both within Nevada and across the country. However not all of the proposals, which range in cost from $32,200...

  • Employment Security Council Leaves Unemployment Insurance Rate Unchanged

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – The Nevada Employment Security Council voted today to recommend no change in the unemployment insurance tax rate for 2010 after hearing from business and labor representatives who said any increase would cost jobs and further slow the state’s economic recovery. The council, a panel of nine representatives...

  • Nevada News Bureau Hopes to Fill “Mainstream” News Void

    Citizen Outreach Foundation officially launched a new independent, non-partisan news service today. The Nevada News Bureau (NNB) will provide original statehouse and government reporting, as well as stories on state and local politics. Material produced by the service will be distributed free of charge for use by Nevada media sources and bloggers...

  • Forum on Nuclear Science Slated for Next Week

    The Nevada Innovative Coalition for Education (NICE) will be conducting a forum on nuclear science and education at the Atomic Testing Museum located at 755 E. Flamingo Road on October 14, 2009 at 6:00 PM. “This forum is the first step in efforts to provide Nevada’s children with career alternatives to the...

  • Former Gibbons CoS Joins Lobbying Firm

    The law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is expanding its government relations group and its Nevada presence with the addition of Joshua “Josh” J. Hicks. He will open the firm’s Reno office. “The opening of our Reno office demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the Nevada business community,” said Ellen Schulhofer, managing...

  • Home-School Legal Defenders Coming to Nevada

    “Remembering the Reason…Renewing the Vision: A Homeschool Symposium” is coming to two locations in Nevada on March 26 and March 27, 2010. This symposium is co-sponsored by the Nevada Homeschool Network and Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). On Friday, March 26, 2010, the symposium will be held in Carson City, NV,...

  • Nevada Public Education: Inadequate or Ineffective?

    Despite the excessive swelling of state spending over the past several years — including a mammoth 36 percent increase in the 2003-05 budget — both Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford (D) and Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio (R) continue to insist that there is nowhere left to cut. According to Horsford, lawmakers...

  • Nominations Open for Cashman Good Government Award

    Is “Good Government” different in hard times than during good times? The nominating period for the 13th Annual Cashman Good Government Awards starts with a public conversation. The Nevada Taxpayers Association recently began the nomination period for the organization’s annual Cashman Good Government Awards. 2009 has brought hard times and new challenges...

  • Scheme Intended to Shield Legislators from Accountability

    At its October meeting, the Interim Finance Committee’s “Subcommittee to Conduct a Review of Nevada’s Revenue Structure” is planning to appoint a panel of 15 individuals to a newly created “Nevada Vision Stakeholder Group.” The NVSG’s job, we are told, will be to develop a long-term strategic plan for the next five,...

  • Gibbons Pushes for Reconsideration of Emergency Regulations

    Governor Gibbons today strongly encouraged the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners to file a motion to reconsider the Eighth Judicial District Court decision of District Court Judge Kathleen E. Delaney in the case of Hurst v. the State of Nevada Board of Medical Examiners. Judge Delaney today released her written order...

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