• New census query on immigration status would diminish state’s clout

    Two GOP senators introduce amendment to keep illegal immigrants out of the count. Continue reading…

  • Gibbons Names New Member to Contractor’s Board

    Governor Jim Gibbons has appointed Stephen P. Quinn to the Nevada State Contractors Board. Quinn is President of Precision Construction in Las Vegas. He started the company in 1983 and over the last 25 years his company has completed more than $225-million dollars of commercial and medical construction, as well as public...

  • Senate Hands Reid a Defeat on ‘Doc Fix’

    (Roll Call) – The Senate soundly defeated a $250 billion extension to the Medicare physician payment program Wednesday, marking a potentially inauspicious start for Democratic leaders to the formal floor debate on the larger health care overhaul. Continue reading…

  • Calling America’s bluff on Internet gambling

    The U.S. approach to Internet gambling, which is legal in much of the rest of the world, is absurd. The activity is unstoppable, so let’s regulate it. Continue reading…

  • Lawmakers seem eager to misunderstand the Second Amendment

    (NPRI) – Is it possible that Nevada legislators who claim to support the Second Amendment actually oppose it? When one looks at state laws and the Nevada Constitution, it becomes apparent that either state legislators have never understood the intent of the Second Amendment, or they are in fact hostile toward it....

  • Lawmakers Begin Selection Process for Revenue Study Stakeholder Group

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – State lawmakers made the first step towards creating a “Nevada Vision Stakeholder Group” of residents to participate in a review of the state’s revenue structure today, declaring that the size of the panel will be no more than 19 individuals. But the hard part is yet to...

  • Norquist Urges Senate Hearing on Labor Board Nominee

    (Americans for Tax Reform) – Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist sent a letter to Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Ranking Member Mike Enzi (R-WY), of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee urging them to ask for a full Senate hearing for Obama’s nomination for the National Labor...

  • A shorter wait for green projects after criticism

    (Las Vegas Sun) – After hearing criticism of the administration’s progress on renewable energy regulations, Gov. Jim Gibbons’ top energy adviser said this week that green energy projects will be able to apply for tax abatements sooner than originally estimated. Continue reading…

  • Health Care Overhaul: Titus tackles questions

    (LVRJ) – Hundreds of residents turned out to ask Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., questions about proposed health insurance changes and to give their two cents on how Congress should handle the issue. Continue reading…

  • Feds to Nevada: Ease up on medical marijuana users

    (RGJ) – Federal prosecutors in Nevada and about a dozen other states that have laws allowing people to use marijuana for medical reasons were told Monday that they should not waste their “limited federal resources” going after these individuals or their suppliers. Continue reading…

  • It’s time to grade the teachers

    (NPRI) – It is extremely rare for politicians to turn down other people’s money, even if the sticky strings of a spider’s web are attached. But policymakers in Nevada are turning down President Obama’s “Race to the Top” education dollars rather than vex teacher-union bosses. – Read the rest here

  • RGJ: Big Nevada census response means big federal dollars

    When David Byerman says no other state in the union has more to gain than Nevada in the 2010 Census, he can back it up. Read the rest here

  • Political Notebook: Reid vows to fight insurance industry

    After months of debate over proposals to reform the American system of health care delivery, the health insurance industry is openly flexing its muscle in opposition to reform. Read the rest here

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