• Real ID, Real Confusion

    With the Department of Motor Vehicles preparing to launch a new driver’s license renewal process, several readers had follow-up questions regarding the documentation needed to obtain an advanced, secure-issuance license, the type that in a few years will be the only driver’s license accepted to board an airplane and to enter certain...

  • What A Difference A Day Makes For The Embattled Senate Majority Leader

    (National Republican Senatorial Committee) – After several key Senators announced their opposition to Majority Leader Reid’s health care power play today, please see an on-the-record statement from the NRSC, as well as background information below: “Harry Reid is learning first-hand the consequences of catering to liberal special interest groups instead of listening...

  • The right to keep and bear arms in Nevada

    A previous NPRI commentary pointed out that the original intent of the Second Amendment is not about protecting hunters’ guns and not about mere individual self-defense against criminals. No, the second article of the Bill of Rights is about your right to defend yourself against an unjust government. Continue reading…

  • Opting out by Nevada seen as unlikely by pols on both sides of the aisle

    Both Republicans and Democrats in Nevada say it’s hard to imagine legislators passing a law against the state’s participating in the public option, given the current makeup of the Legislature. Democrats hold a veto-proof majority in the Assembly and a two-vote advantage in the Senate. Continue reading…

  • Nevada’s New Domestic Partnership Act & What Business Owners Need To Do

    (Bonnie Drinkwater & Tracy McKenzie) – Effective October 1, 2009, the State of Nevada recognizes a new civil contract between unmarried individuals who meet the requirements of the Nevada Domestic Partnership Act and who properly file registration documents with the Nevada Secretary of State. Domestic partners may be the same sex or...

  • What Tax Hikes Should We Expect to See in Harry Reid’s Senate Health Bill?

    (Ameicans for Tax Reform) - Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and the rest of the Senate Democrat leadership finally merged together the healthcare bills approved by the Finance and HELP Committees. The following is a sneak peak of what the tax hikes likely will be.

  • Oakland’s educational experience contains lessons for Nevada

    Economic reality hit the Silver State hard last year, as the U.S. housing bubble collapsed and global recession ensued. Many Nevadans lost their jobs as construction came to a halt and tourists stayed home. Continue reading…

  • Doc to Obama: What about Yucca Mountain for waste?

    Doc Hastings has sent a timely and important question to President Obama: What about Yucca Mountain? Rep. Hastings, R-Wash., was more delicate, more diplomatic than we phrased it above, but the substance was there. Continue reading…

  • State agencies left $84 million unspent in fiscal 2009

    State officials got an unexpected windfall when they closed the books on fiscal 2009 revenues: The shortfall caused by falling revenues at the end of the year was erased by an unexpected increase in reversions. Reversions are revenues that state agencies either didn’t need to spend or were unable to spend during...

  • For shot at a jackpot, state must ante up, alter law

    Nevada has the chance to qualify for as much as $200 million in federal education grants. But to do so, the Legislature will have to change state law in a hurry. That would require a special legislative session that carries at least a $100,000 price tag. Is the gamble worth it? Continue...

  • 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…

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