• Government
    Gaming Numbers Better, But Hardly Good

    It could almost be considered good news. For only the second time in the past 11 months, Nevada casinos reported a single rather than double-digit decline in gaming win, this one coming in August compared to the same month in 2008. Nevada’s statewide casino industry reported a win of $847 million in...

  • Politics
    Upcoming Events: The Conserva-Calendar

    The following is a list of upcoming event of interest for conservatives and libertarians in and around Nevada. To have your event included in future updates, email your notice to chuck@chuckmuth.com • Gov. Jim Gibbons will be hosting a social gathering in the Palace Station Grand Ballroom at the Nevada Federation of...

  • Politics
    The Republican Spending Problem in Profile

    One of the reasons the Republicans lost control of Congress was because they proved to be unprincipled spendthrifts. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to have learned anything from their well-deserved defeats. Reports Politico: A mining company owned by Goldman Sachs and two private equity funds is in line to get a $3 million...

  • Government
    Nevada Congressional Delegation on Wrong Side of Tourist Tax Bill

    The fiscal conservative Club for Growth is urging all members of Congress to vote “NO” on the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (HR 2935/S 1023). The bill is expected to be considered as early as this week in both chambers and is being supported by the Nevada delegation. Club for Growth announced...

  • Politics
    First Time Candidate Swears Off Tax Hikes

    Republican Elizabeth Halseth announced as a candidate for Nevada State Assembly District 13 in Las Vegas less than two weeks ago – and she’s been a whirlwind of campaign activity since. Halseth immediately kicked off her campaign last weekend with a door-to-door walk in the district, and is following it up this...

  • Opinion
    Obama’s Stimulus for Unions

    Stimulating the economy isn’t nearly as important to President Obama as putting federal dollars into the pockets of his union cronies. Because of Obama’s PLA Executive Order, thousands of jobs are going to unions in states that have few union members. The Washington Times, for instance, reports that Obama has grandiosely given...

  • Government
    Legislative Panel Delays Selection of Consultant for Revenue Study

    (Nevada News Bureau) – A legislative panel today decided to seek clarifying information before selecting a proposal to study Nevada’s revenue structure. Eight proposals were submitted by an Oct. 1 deadline from organizations both within Nevada and across the country. However not all of the proposals, which range in cost from $32,200...

  • Politics
    As Unemployment Soars, Reid Brags About Stimulus Making A “Real Difference”

    (National Republican Senatorial Committee) – At a White House meeting today to discuss “job creation efforts,” Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took time to praise the so-called “stimulus” package for “making a real difference.” This remarkable statement comes nearly eight months after Reid railroaded the nearly trillion dollar “stimulus” package...

  • Politics
    Nevada Democrats Go Bonkers Over New News Bureau

    Upon learning that Citizen Outreach Foundation had launched a new, independent news bureau in Nevada, including comprehensive statehouse coverage, the Nevada Democrat Party’s communications machinery went into the spin of death. “Today conservative blogger and former Nevada Republican Party executive director Chuck Muth announced the creation of the Nevada News Bureau, a...

  • Politics
    Heck Enters Congressional Race

    Emergency room physician Dr. Joe Heck announced yesterday the official end of his GOP gubernatorial bid and the start of his campaign to represent Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. That seat is currently held by Democrat Rep. Dina Titus. “I am increasingly alarmed at the Democratic policies...

  • Government
    Employment Security Council Leaves Unemployment Insurance Rate Unchanged

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – The Nevada Employment Security Council voted today to recommend no change in the unemployment insurance tax rate for 2010 after hearing from business and labor representatives who said any increase would cost jobs and further slow the state’s economic recovery. The council, a panel of nine representatives...

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