• Where’s The Scandal?

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – Government corruption takes many forms, but one of the most obvious is when an elected or unelected official uses his authority to benefit himself, a spouse or a supporter financially. That’s the reason Rep. Shelley Berkley is in hot water. As The New York Times reported, she used her...

  • Teachers Union Leaders Awarded Double-Digit Raises

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – The economy is booming, haven’t you noticed? If not, you must not be a member of a government employee union. The local teachers union, the Clark County Education Association, has awarded its President and Vice President 14% pay raises, from $90,000 to $103,000, according to sources. The...

  • Educators Take Issue With Fresh Look’s Innovative Suggestions

    NN&V Exclusive (On Friday, we looked at the Fresh Look of Nevada’s Community Colleges, a report of...

  • Medicaid Fraud And Abuse Focus Of State Agency

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – It isn’t just fraud, but waste and abuse of Medicaid funds that state officials are taking aim at as the cost of the health insurance program for children, seniors and the disabled continues to climb. Charles Duarte, administrator of the state Division of Health Care Financing and...

  • Cash-strapped Government Still Finds Money to Burn

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Here we thought that government budgets had been cut to the bone and there was nothing left. At least that’s what the people who work for government have been saying. Their actions, however, tell a very different story. North Las Vegas, a city that is essentially broke...

  • County Taxpayers Keep Having To Cough Up Dough

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – The Clark County Commission recently agreed to force Clark County taxpayers to pay a multi-million dollar settlement to a contractor that claimed it was wrongfully denied a contract by the Commission. Non-union Fisher Sand & Gravel sued the County a couple years ago after it lost a...

  • UNLV Prez Smatresk Under Fire For Tuition Hike Plan

    (UNLV College Republicans) – Today, the UNLV College Republicans are calling on UNLV President Neal Smatresk to find ways to increase revenue that do not further burden students with higher costs. This comes on the heels of Smatresk’s annual State of the University address held yesterday at UNLV, where he called for...

  • Should In-State Tuition Subsidies Be Capped?

    (David Mansdoerfer) – The U.S. unemployment rate is at 9.1%. The unemployment rate in Nevada is at...

  • A Fresh Look At A Stagnant System

    (Lori Piotrowski) - The Nevada System of Higher Education has issued a report. That may not be...

  • Hearings Set For Water Rights

    (Nevada News Bureau) – Nevada State Engineer Jason King today announced additional locations for public comment during...

  • It’s Important to Flush Out Yucca Mountain’s Potential

    (David Mansdoerfer) – On September 15, 2011, Citizen Outreach signed a letter in support of resuming the...

  • First They Came For Dotty’s

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Big Gaming won its battle to destroy competition at the Nevada Gaming Commission last month. While Dotty’s and similar businesses now have a choice –spend a hundred grand plus to remodel each location or shut them down – the impact of the decision could spread far beyond...

  • Guns In State Parks: Public Hearing October 12

    (Lori Piotrowski) – Gun enthusiasts throughout Nevada will have the chance to be heard when the Nevada Division of State Parks holds a public hearing Assembly Bill 282. This bill allows individuals to carry firearms in state parks and legislates proper usage of the firearms. The hearing is to remove prohibitions in...

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