• Leaderless: Senate Pushes For Public Option Without Obama’s Support

    President Barack Obama is actively discouraging Senate Democrats in their effort to include a public insurance option with a state opt-out clause as part of health care reform. In its place, say multiple Democratic sources, Obama has indicated a preference for an alternative policy, favored by the insurance industry, which would see...

  • Nevada’s Transparency Website Better, but Far from Ideal

    Sandra Fabry, executive director of the Center for Fiscal Accountability in Washington, DC, and an expert on transparency websites, called Nevada’s effort a step in the right direction.

  • Heller splits with Berkley, Titus on Guantanamo plan

    The House passed a 2010 spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security last week after voting to allow terrorist suspects being held at the Guantanamo Bay naval base to be brought to the mainland for trial. Continue reading…

  • 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…

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