• Legal Arm of NPRI Takes on Federal Agency on Behalf of Private Land Owner

    (Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) I thought it was a telling sign of our times when Las Vegas casino owners expressed greater regard and respect for the Chinese communist government of Macau than the one in D.C., but, when a Cuban immigrant compares a federal agency to the government of Fidel Castro, it is...

  • NSEA’s Priorities? Money, Money, and More Money

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – Money isn’t just the Nevada State Education Association’s top priority. It’s also its second,...

  • John Does Named Liable For Fraud In Las Vegas Monorail Lawsuit

    (Steven Miller/NPRI) – Just who are the Las Vegas Monorail’s “John Does 1-10”? Currently unknown, they nevertheless are being sued — along with Citigroup — for alleged fraud in the monorail’s bond sales. So says the September lawsuit filed by the Lord Abbett mutual fund group in New Jersey federal court. According...

  • Nevada Seeks Waiver From No Child Left Behind Requirements

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Nevada is joining with many other states in seeking a waiver from the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, a state panel was told today. If granted, the waiver being sought by the Nevada Department of Education will still require a major ongoing effort...

  • Separation of Power Lawsuit: It’s Not Moot Until the Check Clears

      (Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) Since most of the news media, though not all, gave it short shrift and one self-styled pundit largely dismissed it as an exercise in futility, the brief filed by NPRI’s Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation in its separation of powers lawsuit makes some salient points about why...

  • NPRI: Denis’ Resignation ‘Constituted A De Facto Admission’ Of Case’s Merits

    (NPRI) – NPRI’s Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation has just filed an Opposition brief maintaining that Sen. Mo Denis’ resignation from his executive-branch job does not moot Pojunis v. State of Nevada, et al., because of several well-established exceptions to the “mootness doctrine.” A link to the full brief in opposition...

  • Las Vegas Monorail Bondholder Sues For Fraud

    (Steven Miller/NPRI) – Critics of the selling of the Las Vegas Monorail project and the State of Nevada’s role in it have long predicted that someday the whole affair would end up in court, the subject of fraud litigation. That day has come. Citigroup — which the State of Nevada hired to...

  • We ALL Pay When Young Retirees Hit NPERS Jackpot

    (Fred Weinberg/The Penny Press) – The state’s largest newspaper, the Las Vegas Review Journal, carried an interesting...

  • Incline Village/Crystal Bay Residents Hold Their Future In Their Hands

    (Jim Clark) – What does the New Year have in store for Incline Village/Crystal Bay?  This is a good time to take stock of where we are and think about the future. IV/CB local jurisdictions include IVGID, a limited purpose local government agency and the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District.  The...

  • Judging the Judges: Newspaper Swings for the Benches One More Time

    (Thomas Mitchell/4thst8.wordpress.com/) I’m glad to see the Review-Journal continued the biennial judicial survey, even though the paper apparently is so understaffed (or underexpertised) they had to contract with a reporter/editor they let go this past year in order to pull it off. But A.D. Hopkins, who has been the ramrod for probably...

  • Happy New Year, Washoe! Now, Hand Over Your Wallets

    (Jim Clark) – Will Washoe County have a happy new year?   The portents are ominous. First of all, there are the remaining lawsuits by the Village League to Save Incline Assets still on appeal.  According to the League, there is one due to be handed down shortly in which the county’s liability...

  • Is Clark County Teachers Union Protecting a Health Insurance Scam?

    (Ben Velderman/Education Action Group Foundation) – While the Great Recession has affected almost all Americans, Nevadans may be the hardest hit. The state leads the nation in unemployment (13 percent) and home foreclosures (three times the national average). Because of the faltering economy and slowed tax revenue, the Clark County School District needs...

  • Fortunately, Nevada Higher Education Is Not Underfunded

    NN&V Exclusive (Ron Knecht) – A recent Brookings Institute study on economic growth in Nevada concluded that...

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