All posts tagged "taxes"

  • Nevada
    Controller’s Annual Report on Nevada State Taxes

    This fourth column on the Controller’s Annual Report (CAR) analyzes state taxes.  Nevada collected $5.523 billion in taxes...

  • Politics
    How Big Government Tax-hikers are Like Disgusting Stale Popcorn

    Pledge signers shape which policy proposals actually get presented (Victor Joecks, NPRI) – “Shaping the path,” a term used by brothers Chip and Dan Heath in their book Switch: How to change things when change is hard, describes how environmental factors change people’s behavior — often without conscious recognition. The Heaths describe an...

  • Opinion
    Clark: Presidential candidates’ stands on issues

    (Jim Clark) – Stories such as Donald Trump’s town meeting being disrupted by protestors and Hillary Clinton’s marathon examination by the Congressional Benghazi Committee tend to dominate the political news, eclipsing the other candidates of both parties who are not deemed newsworthy on any given day. So what can we, voters, learn about where the candidates...

  • Politics
    GOP Caves to Dems

    (Victor Joecks of NPRI) – Promises to tie spending to reforms and accountability proven false. Nevada got more spending, less accountability: To sell his $1.4 billion tax increase to Republicans in the Assembly and to the general public, Gov. Brian Sandoval promised that unprecedented levels of state spending would be accompanied by reforms...

  • Politics
    Taxpayer’s Guide to Nevada’s Record Tax Hike

    (Ron Knecht & Geoffrey Lawrence) – This column reviews the new and increased taxes, totaling $700-million per year, passed recently by Nevada’s Legislature at the behest of Gov. Brian Sandoval. This record tax package makes permanent some previous tax hikes (“sunset” taxes) that were originally billed as only temporary measures to help Nevada...

  • Opinion
    Conservatives pursuing two-pronged, scorched-Earth war on Tax Hike

    (Chuck Muth, Citizen Outreach) – Nevadans all across the state are “fioreous” over the recently passed largest tax hike in Nevada’s history – including the creation of a new gross receipts tax very similar to the one Nevada voters overwhelmingly rejected last November by almost 80 percent! And there are two distinct...

  • Politics
    LVRJ: Nevada conservatives launch call to battle against tax hikes

    (Ben Botkin of Las Vegas Review-Journal) – It’s a scene that has played out in the meeting rooms of county Republican groups throughout Nevada. Upset Republicans passing resolutions denouncing the more moderate GOP legislators who voted for the $1.1 billion tax package approved by the 2015 Legislature. Such indignation was on full display...

  • Opinion
    Blame guv, not 120-day session for budget slam-and-jam

    (Chuck Muth, Citizen Outreach) – Freshman Republican Assemblymen Erv Nelson and Chris Edwards appeared on a local PBS community affairs television show recently and advocated for annual sessions of the Nevada Legislature. As if these people don’t already do enough damage every OTHER year! The reason, according to the pair, is that 120...

  • Politics
    Nevada taxpayers unleash fury on Heller’s support for Sandoval

    (Chuck Muth, Citizen Outreach) – If you want to know the real reason behind RINO Nevada Gov. Brian “America’s Worst Governor” Sandoval’s (R&R Partners) “announcement” this week that he will not be seeking U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s seat in next year’s election, consider the outrage that continues to pour forth from angry taxpayers...

  • Opinion
    Nevada GOP blisters “deplorable” tax-hiking Republicans

    (Nevada Republican Party) – As the 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature ends, the Nevada Republican Party is extremely disappointed that SB483, the largest tax increase in Nevada history, was passed by the Assembly in a 30-10 vote, ratified by the Senate in a 18-3 vote and is headed to the Governor’s...

  • Politics
    Nelson’s “perfumed” rhetoric betrays ignorance of Budget Reality

    (Ron Knecht) – Sunday, Assemblyman Erv Nelson and others broke their key election promises to fight huge destructive tax hikes and make state government operate reasonably.  Nelson used glittering generalities and platitudes to explain that he didn’t really understand matters very well back when he made his promises, even though he’s an...

  • Politics
    Keystone Corp reaped what it sowed

    (Chuck Muth) – Nevada political organization Keystone Corp’s stated mission is: “To recruit, support and advocate for candidates for public office who support private sector job creation, low taxation, a responsible regulatory environment, and effective delivery of essential state services.” Among Keystone’s stated goals is: “To oppose any form of corporate income taxes...

  • Government
    The Dirty Dozen and Sellout Seven

    (Chuck Muth) – Republicans this legislative session had 100 percent control of Nevada’s government for the first time since 1929. They used it in the Assembly on Sunday to shove, by a vote of 30-10, the largest tax increase in Nevada’s history down our collective throats and up our collective wazoos. A $1.5...

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