• Reid Trying to Fool Public on Abortion Coverage in Health Plan

    (Don Nelson) – Senator Harry Reid has broken his promise to keep abortion out of health care by rejecting the Stupak-Pitts amendment and substituting it with language that will fund and subsidize abortion on demand throughout pregnancy in two large new federal programs. Reid’s attempt to fool the public is transparent. Reid’s...

  • GIBBONS: Drop in Unemployment Rate Expected to be Temporary

    Unemployment rates are expected to rise during the month of November, and again in December when the completion of several Las Vegas Strip construction projects including City Center will result in a significant loss in construction jobs.

  • LV Sun: HUD’s $60 Million Buys Five Las Vegas Homes

    The Sun recently found that the three local governments receiving most of the money sent to the valley to buy, fix and resell foreclosed houses had been able to close deals on only five houses to date even though the program is nearly halfway into its 18-month time frame. Read More…

  • IFC Orders Welfare Admin to Act Illegally, Then Reverses Itself

    Lawmakers on Thursday told state Welfare Administrator Romaine Gilliland to sign a $10.7 million contract even though they withheld part of the money to pay for it. The action was later rescinded after Gilliland, Health and Human Services Director Mike Willden and Director of Administration Andrew Clinger explained that not only would...

  • Damon @ RGJ: Horsford’s Employer to Participate in Green Jobs Training Contract

    Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford’s private employer, Nevada Partners, is participating in a green jobs training collaborative funded by federal stimulus dollars, according to contract documents obtained by the Reno Gazette-Journal today. Read more…

  • CQ Politics: Shelley Berkley Leads Moderates on Estate Tax Bill

    House Democrats are likely to delay consideration of estate tax legislation until after the Thanksgiving recess, aides said. Democratic leaders are still discussing the path forward, but any delay could make a one-year extension of current law more likely, rather than a permanent resolution of the issue. Such a move would be...

  • NYT: Governors Oppose Reid’s Health Care Bill, Warn on Costs to States

    LOST PINES, Tex. – There is one group of elected officials who are decidedly unhappy with the health care proposal unveiled by the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada — Republican governors. The governors, assembled here for a meeting of the Republican Governors Association, denounced the bill on Thursday morning, saying...

  • Cali Healthline: Reid Releases Senate Health Care Reform Bill, CBO Cost Estimate

    On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) unveiled his chamber’s health care reform bill, which would cost $848 billion over 10 years and provide health insurance to 31 million more people, according to a preliminary estimate report from the Congressional Budget Office, the Washington Post reports. CBO projects that the bill...

  • EXCLUSIVE: Qualifications? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Qualifications

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Questions are being raised about whether the head of the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services is qualified for her job, but the performance of Diane Comeaux, appointed as administrator in June 2008, is being defended by her boss and lawmakers. An individual interviewed by the...

  • Cut to the Bone, My Butt

    (Chuck Muth) – According to a report by Emily Richmond in the Las Vegas Sun on Tuesday, “UNLV is spending about $500,000 on raises and new positions for non-teaching administrators.” Raises? New positions? Non-teaching? I thought the government was in deep financial doo-doo thanks to the lousy economy? I thought the government...

  • LV Sun: Gibbons: Special session would target test scores law

    Gov. Jim Gibbons said Tuesday that if he calls a special session of the Legislature he might ask lawmakers to repeal a law preventing Nevada from competing for up to $175 million in federal funds for public schools. “It will be one of the high priorities” on a list for lawmakers to...

  • Did You Hear the One About the Tax “Study” Committee?

    (Chuck Muth) - Not only is the Nevada Vision Stakeholder Group one of the more stupidly named government committees in the history of stupidly named government committees, but it’s a joke. Any conservative who takes whatever this group recommends seriously ought to have his or her head examined.

  • Politicians will exacerbate the recession

    Statistics released last week reveal that the national unemployment rate has topped 10 percent for the first time in a quarter-century. Though October’s state-level data has yet to be released, Nevada had the second-highest unemployment rate in the nation for September, at 13.3 percent. That figure is expected to increase when the...

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