• 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...

  • Nevada LIFE Says Abortion Coverage in Health Bill

    Today’s rejection of an amendment to prohibit federal funds from “being used for elective abortions and plans that cover such abortions,” shows that health care bills under consideration fund abortion. The amendment, brought by Senator Orin Hatch, would have allowed insurers to sell abortion coverage through separate supplemental policies not subsidized by...

  • IFC Hiding Behind Unelected Stakeholders

    “Remember, a public option is a relative term. There's a public option, there's a public option, and there's a public option. And we're going to look at each of them." – Sen. Harry Reid

  • Pot vs. Booze: The $10,000 Challenge

    (Las Vegas, NV) – The Marijuana Policy Project of Nevada (http://www.mppnv.org) announced on Wednesday that it will pay $10,000 to any Nevadan who can disprove three statements of fact which they say demonstrate that marijuana is objectively and unquestionably safer than alcohol. MPP-NV manager Dave Schwartz made the announcement at a press...

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