• 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...

  • Politics
    GOP Group to Hold Convention in Reno

    The National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NVRA) will hold its Biannual Convention in Reno, Nevada, on October 23-25, 2009 at the Atlantis Hotel. Guest speakers include Ken Blackwell, John Fund, Chris Simcox, Floyd Brown, Gov. Mike Huckabee. The NFRA describes itself as “a grassroots movement to take back the Republican Party for...

  • Government
    Nevada LIFE Says Abortion Coverage in Health Bill

    Today’s rejection of an amendment to prohibit federal funds from “being used for elective abortions and plans that cover such abortions,” shows that health care bills under consideration fund abortion. The amendment, brought by Senator Orin Hatch, would have allowed insurers to sell abortion coverage through separate supplemental policies not subsidized by...

  • Politics
    Reid’s Two Faces Win Janus Award

    “The Janus Award is going to Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada,” gun rights expert John M. Snyder announced here today. “I’m doing this in recognition of the U.S. Senate Majority Leader’s ambivalent commitment to the rights of law-abiding firearm owners.” A former National Rifle Association editor, Snyder is Public Affairs Director of...

  • Politics
    Politicians That Cry Wolf

    Let me be clear I cannot stand when good Americans change who they are and their personality once they become a candidate or become an elected official and call it “Politics,” these individuals are “Sell Outs”, they sell their souls to the devil to become an elected official and they give “politics”...

  • Politics
    Democrat Peterson Swimming with Sharks

    Better late than never?: The LV Sun, 25 days after we broke the story about the Nevada Democratic Caucus endorsing in a contested primary, decided it was worth reporting.  Check our 8/27 posting on the Archives. The issue isn’t just the endorsement, which will serve to kill off Tammy Peterson’s candidacy in...

  • Politics
    Cobb Set to Run for SD 4

    Republican Assemblyman Ty Cobb will run for State Senate District 4 (Washoe) in 2010.  Expect a formal announcement soon. The seat, currently held by term-limited Randolph Townsend, is safely Republican so the real battle will be in the June GOP primary.  Ben Kieckhefer, the former communications director for Governor Gibbons, and activist...

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