• Politics
    Nevada Senator Completely Isolated Politically

    The following story written by John Bresnahan and Manu Raju appeared in today’s Politico and includes a crystal ball assessment by your favorite News & Views publisher: Ethics experts say the latest revelations about Sen. John Ensign’s affair with a former aide — including the senator’s efforts to help the mistress’s husband...

  • Politics
    A Case of Mayoral Mix-Up

    A Nevada News & Views reader wrote in with concerns about former Carson City Mayor Ray Masayko, who is currently running for the Capital District State Senate seat soon to be vacated by the term-limited incumbent, Republican Sen. Mark Amodei. “Regarding Ray Maysako,” the writer began. “About 15 years ago, we voted...

  • Politics
    Ernaut Takes GOP Reins

    Nevada Republican Party Chairman Sue Lowden stepped down on Wednesday to run in the GOP primary for the nomination to run against Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) next year. Pursuant to the party’s Bylaws and the Nevada Revised Statutes, Vice-Chairman Nancy Ernaut of Elko is now the interim Chairman until the Central Committee...

  • Government
    Scheme Intended to Shield Legislators from Accountability

    At its October meeting, the Interim Finance Committee’s “Subcommittee to Conduct a Review of Nevada’s Revenue Structure” is planning to appoint a panel of 15 individuals to a newly created “Nevada Vision Stakeholder Group.” The NVSG’s job, we are told, will be to develop a long-term strategic plan for the next five,...

  • Opinion
    Olympic Rejection: Obama Loses Weapon of Mass Distraction

    Experts love to say that certain big companies and banks are “too big to fail.” The reality is our federal government is too big to succeed. It’s all going down in flames for Obama- “the anointed one.” He has proven once again that government spending has failed miserably. The economy continues to...

  • Opinion
    CA vs. NV: The “Move Your Business” Ad War

    I don’t know if it is a good thing or a bad thing, but we receive a fair number of press releases here. Besides the Nevada political ones (or, in other words, Treasurer Kate Marshall’s weekly notices) we’ve also found ourselves on such odd lists like that of the poor publicist who...

  • Government
    Gibbons Pushes for Reconsideration of Emergency Regulations

    Governor Gibbons today strongly encouraged the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners to file a motion to reconsider the Eighth Judicial District Court decision of District Court Judge Kathleen E. Delaney in the case of Hurst v. the State of Nevada Board of Medical Examiners. Judge Delaney today released her written order...

  • Opinion
    (Some) Businesses Pull an About-Face on the Death Tax: Why Now?

    For years, a coalition of small business owners, farmers, trade organizations and anti-tax groups have fought ardently for the permanent elimination of the estate tax, but suddenly, a few of these opponents appear to have fallen away from the fold. In a letter to Congress dated September 24th, forty-six business groups including...

  • Opinion
    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...

  • Opinion
    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...

  • Opinion
    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...

  • Politics
    Former GOP Chief Announces Senate Candidacy

    Nevada businesswoman, philanthropist and former state senator Sue Lowden officially entered the campaign for the United States Senate in Nevada today, joining a crowded field of GOP challengers to Democrat Sen. Harry Reid – including Danny Tarkanian, Sharron Angle and Mark Amodei. Lowden announced her candidacy one day after her resignation as...

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