• Legislative Panel Recommends Four Proposals as Finalists for Revenue Study

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – A legislative panel today moved four proposals forward as finalists for a study of Nevada’s revenue structure, with a submittal by Moody’s Analytics at a cost of $253,000 receiving the highest rating from lawmakers. The other three proposals recommended for further consideration are Willdan Financial Services, the...

  • Democrats Blast Gibbons on Stimulus Spending, Governor Fires Right Back

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – The Nevada State Democratic Party today launched an attack on Gov. Jim Gibbons for failing to get federal stimulus transportation and infrastructure projects out to bid in a timely fashion. “In his typical inept fashion, Gibbons has landed Nevada at the bottom of another list; the state...

  • Transportation Study Likely to Resurrect Calls for Higher Taxes

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Nearly 60 percent of Nevada’s major urban roadways are congested during peak travel times, a situation that will only worsen without significant improvements to the state’s transportation system, a report released today says. The state has used a combination of federal and state funding to improve its...

  • Board Approves Tax Study Over Governor’s Objections

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Over the objections of Gov. Jim Gibbons, the Board of Examiners today approved a request to spend $500,000 on a study of Nevada’s revenue structure sought by a bipartisan group of legislative leaders. The $500,000 figure is not guaranteed to be the final price of the study,...

  • Homeschoolers Do Much Better for Much Less

    (Nevada News Bureau) – A new study commissioned by the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and conducted by Dr. Brian D. Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute shows home-schooled children performing significantly better than their public school counterparts in numerous ways. The study collected data in the spring of...

  • School Superintendent Kills Himself

    In Ottawa, Illinois schools superintendent John Harrison committed suicide over the weekend. Ottawa is south west of Chicago in LaSalle County. The school is suffering a teachers unions trike at this time, but it isn’t known if the strike and controversy is connected to the suicide. One interesting part of the report...

  • Gibbons Names Energy Czar & Energy Director

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Gov. Jim Gibbons announced today his selections to fill two key state positions in the energy field, the newly created commissioner of energy and director of the Office of Energy. Dr. Hatice Gecol will transfer from her position as director of the Office of Energy to become...

  • Gov. Jim Gibbons Makes New Appointment to the Nevada Athletic Commission

    (Sean Whaley) – Gov. Jim Gibbons today named Francisco Aguilar to the Nevada Athletic Commission. Aguilar is presently employed as corporate and communications counsel for The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education and Agassi Graf Holdings. Aguilar’s professional past includes working as senior counsel for Southwest Gas Corp. and as special counsel to...

  • 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...

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