• 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...

  • DOE Gives Nevada Funds For Energy Retrofits

    (Nevada News Bureau) – The state of Nevada has been approved for a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) competitive grant to assist in energy retrofits across the state. The grant will help commercial buildings develop energy efficient retrofit projects, making it easier for businesses, contractors and energy suppliers to undertake these efforts....

  • County Stands Up To Union Bullies

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Could Clark County really be playing hardball with its unions this time around? The County is striking back at the Service Employee International Union’s (SEIU) stalling, delaying and intimation tactics. The County recently filed a complaint with the state of Nevada’s Employee-Management Relations Board arguing the SEIU...

  • The NSEA Grading Sham

    NN&V Exclusive (David Mansdoerfer) – A lot has been made of the recent Nevada State Education Association...

  • HOA Scam Case Snags Two More Pleas

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Two more defendants have entered plea agreements in a widespread scam involving construction lawsuits at condominium projects. Darryl Scott Nichols and Marcella Triana both pleaded guilty and have agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. Earlier, political operative Steve Wark was the first to make a deal with prosecutors....

  • Economic Development Board Takes Shape

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada Business Bureau) – Gov. Brian Sandoval and legislative leaders today announced their appointments to the new Economic Development Board, which will focus on job creation and economic diversification. Sandoval has appointed Rob Roy, CEO of Switch in Las Vegas, William Weidner with Gaming Asset Management, and Kathleen Drakulich, a lawyer...

  • County Caves, Opens Project To Rebidding

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – At a special meeting of the Clark County Commission today the Commissioners voted to rebid a project that is the subject of a lawsuit by NBC. After deliberating with staff in a closed-door meeting for over an hour as they discussed their options, the Commissioners emerged to...

  • Just Say No To The Ticket Tax

    (Janine Hansen) – Last week, I was in Elko “Justice” Court for a “speeding” ticket I received back in January 2011. The trial had been postponed. It was an eye opening experience that brought clearly to mind the collusion that exists between the Cops, the Courts, and the Legislature in their scheme to...

  • Teach Better, Learn More, Spend Less

    (NPRI) – Digital learning offers schools a chance to multiply the impact of their best teachers, personalize the education experience for each student and do both while spending less, a new study from the Nevada Policy Research Institute finds. The report, titled “Transforming Education in Nevada Through High-Quality Digital Learning,” explains how...

  • Nevada Searches For New State Schools Superintendent

    (Nevada News Bureau) – Gov. Brian Sandoval and the state Board of Education have appointed their respective liaisons to the search effort for the next superintendent of public instruction. Sandoval appointed Terri Janison, his director of community relations and a former president of the Clark County School Board. The State Board of...

  • Government Wages: Too Extravagant?

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – It’s one of the most challenging questions facing labor economists today: At what level should most public employees be paid? In public-sector employment, the typical price signals that help determine wage rates in competitive labor markets are absent. After all, most government agencies do not compete in an open...

  • Democrat Legislators Named To Homeland Security Commission

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Nevada legislative leaders have selected Sen. John Lee, D-North Las Vegas, and Assemblyman William Horne, D-Las Vegas, to serve as nonvoting members of the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security. Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford, D-Las Vegas, last week selected Lee to serve on the panel, which meets...

  • Commission Sells Out To Unions

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – The Clark County Commission today bowed to the wishes of local trade unions as it voted to appeal a court’s decision prohibiting it from using an agreement it had negotiated with those unions on a local construction project. The unanimous vote of the Commission will delay the...

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