Hardy: We honor the fallen military who fought our freedom

BOULDER CITY, NV -- Congressman Cresent Hardy (NV-04) observes Memorial Day at the Southern Nevada Memorial Cemetery, seated alongside Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) and Henderson City Councilwoman Gerri Schroder (Ward 1).

(Cresent Hardy) - This Memorial Day, I was encouraged to see so many of my fellow Nevadans taking time to remember what the day is all about: honoring the fallen military members who served so bravely for our freedom. Memorial Day, the day we pause to honor our heroes who have served and died, is … [Read more...]

Criminals keep their guns on campus; Law-abiding students and faculty prohibited

(Michele Fiore) - This morning, Campus Carry was officially pronounced dead by Senate Judiciary Chairman Greg Brower. Senator Greg Brower announced that he would not grant a hearing to AB487, an emergency measure that was introduced by the Not-So-Great Eight Assembly Republicans who last week … [Read more...]

I Love the Smell of Fossil Fuels in the Morning!

Electicity Generation by Fuel

(Chuck Muth) - When it comes to energy, windmills are useless when there’s no wind, solar is useless when there’s no sun, and hydro is useless when there’s no water – a condition Nevadans were recently warned about again thanks to the ongoing drought. Indeed, the ONLY dependable sources of cheap … [Read more...]

Try and Act like Republicans

(Andy Matthews of NPRI) - Dear Assemblymen Nelson, O’Neill, Trowbridge, Edwards and Silberkraus: Sometime in the next few days, you will make your most important decision of the 2015 Nevada Legislative Session. Given that you are all up for reelection next year, and are not guaranteed to be back … [Read more...]

If the Big Boys can twist arms, so can we Little Guys

(Victor Joecks of NPRI) - Whether Gov. Brian Sandoval gets to impose the largest tax increase in state history on Nevadans is going to come down to whether he can induce a handful of lawmakers, who are currently on the fence, to go with him. That’s what the latest Nevada Policy Research Institute’s … [Read more...]

Another session coming to an end without real collective bargaining reform

Brian Sandoval at State of State speech (Source: AP).

(Thomas Mitchell) - Tell me again why we elected all those Republicans. You know, the ones who promised collective bargaining reform and public employee pension changes that would save taxpayers millions of dollars. So far the changes have been cosmetic at best. Assembly Bill 280, which would … [Read more...]