All posts tagged "Nevada economy"

  • Business
    Approved Tax Breaks Pave Way For Apple’s Move To Reno

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – The state Board of Economic Development unanimously signed off on...

  • Opinion
    Letter: Time To Reduce Nevada Sales Tax

    (Lynn Muzzy) – In his August 2 “Silver State Confidential” alert, Chuck Muth said he would no longer work to elect Republican candidate who refuses to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, stating, “I got burned BADLY taking the verbal word of Sen. Bill Raggio in the 2008 campaign that he wouldn’t raise taxes,...

  • Government
    The Misunderstanding Of Economic Development

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – After listening to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s speech today about his team’s strategy for economic development, I was struck by several components and extremely disappointed that he declined to take questions. Now, let me get this straight—I like and respect Brian Sandoval very much. During my many conversations with him,...

  • Politics
    President Obama, Not Governor Romney, Hurt Nevada’s Economy

    NN&V Exclusive (Gary Shapiro) – Now that he’s the frontrunner, Mitt Romney is beginning to feel the Democratic knives in his back as he travels around the country. Exhibit A is an opinion piece by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and others in the Las Vegas Sun that came out after Romney’s...

  • Politics
    Wheeler Offers Economic Plan For Nevada

    NN&V Exclusive (NN&V Staff) – Earlier this week, Jim Wheeler, candidate for the Nevada Assembly’s 39th District, announced his plan for jobs and economic growth in Nevada. The day after Governor Sandoval offered his economic plan, Wheeler proffered a plan he feels will complement the efforts of the Governor to energize the...

  • Business
    Consumer Confidence Rises, Taxable Sales Increase

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Nevada’s taxable sales rose 9.6 percent in November over the same month a year ago, driven in large part by car sales and improved business at bars and restaurants, the state Department of Taxationreported today. Taxable sales totaled nearly $3.4 billion for the month. For the fiscal...

  • Government
    Office On Economic Development Receives Funding To Promote Job Creation

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Efforts by Gov. Brian Sandoval and state lawmakers to encourage new business creation, relocation and expansion in Nevada took a major step forward today when the Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee approved nearly $3.5 million to fund a new economic development office. The funding will enable Steve Hill,...

  • Government
    Washington Crows About Lower Unemployment, Heck Calls It An Illusion

    (Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Heck made the following statement regarding November’s national employment situation. The economy created 120,000 new jobs as the unemployment rate ticked down 0.4 percent to 8.6 percent. “Anytime the unemployment rate drops and another Nevadan finds a job, it is a good thing, but today’s news is...

  • Politics
    Brookings EconDev Report Just Mumbo-Jumbo Gumbo

    (Chuck Muth) – Everyone on the left and many in the middle are fawning over the recent study by the liberal Brookings Institute on how to fix Nevada’s economy. For example, liberal pundit Jon Ralston gushed in a tweet: “I was skeptical, but this report on NV and economic diversification is a...