• 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...

  • 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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