• Governor Calls for Lower Unemployment Tax

    Governor Jim Gibbons today announced his recommendation of a one-year reduction in unemployment insurance taxes paid by the majority of Nevada businesses. “The best way to keep jobs and encourage businesses to add new workers is make it easier for them,” Governor Gibbons said, “Nevada businesses have already been hit by an...

  • Gibbons Appoints New PUC Chairman

    Governor Jim Gibbons today announced the appointment of Sam Thompson to serve as Chair of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission. Mr. Thompson has served as a Commissioner on the PUC since July of 2007. Thompson also serves on the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Committee on Electricity and on the Advisory...

  • Conservatives Dissed by Raggio’s Republicans

    The anointment process is complete and the lines are drawn for next year’s battle royale for the soul of the Republican Party in a half-dozen Nevada state Senate seats. As has been their practice for many years, Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio and members of the Senate Republican Caucus met last week...

  • GOP’s Dream Team II

    Way back on May 14, 2009, I wrote in Muth’s Truths that Nevada Republicans had the potential of fielding a “dream team” of top-tier candidates who could potentially lead the beleaguered party back from the political wilderness. The team would include Rep. Dean Heller vs. Sen. Harry Reid, federal judge Brian Sandoval...

  • Raggio’s RINOs

    “State Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio warned today that a citizens committee expected to propose changes in taxes and state spending to improve the quality of life in Nevada must not be filled with ‘tax users’ for its recommendations to win public acceptance,” reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal this week. “The stakeholder...

  • Time to Break Out the Pink Slips

    Immediately following a meeting with Gov. Jim Gibbons last week, Democratic legislators, as well as some moderate Republicans, emerged and proclaimed adamantly that the state budget couldn’t be cut any further. Wow, talk about broken records and boys who cry wolf. These legislators have been saying there’s nothing more to cut since….well,...

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