Growth and development
Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley (D) hosted a town-hall forum Monday, ostensibly to discuss challenges facing Nevada and hear residents' ideas about solving our problems. Her central message was that state government's tax inflow is highly susceptible to larger boom and bust cycles.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid is among those pushing a bill through Congress that would extend the federal government's biggest subsidy for renewable energy sources – the Production Tax Credits program.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada), along with former President Bill Clinton and oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens converge on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas this week for the National Clean Energy Summit.
By embracing school choice, Nevada can duplicate the success of neighboring Arizona in addressing the biggest challenges facing K-12 education.
Las Vegas is a city built on the dream of getting something for nothing. But not only the tourists seek Lady Luck.
There is no shortage of bad news about the Nevada housing market. Local and national business pages rarely give us even a day without a reminder that the housing boom has busted. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, Nevada leads the nation in foreclosures per capita.
The Clark County Community Growth Task Force has completed its work, producing a hefty 190-page report. Affordable housing is listed as Clark County’s number one priority.
To hear local politicians and pundits talk, the word “growth” is a dirty word. A Las Vegas Sun editorial screamed, “Literally, it’s growth plan—or bust.” George Knapp wrote in the Las Vegas Mercuryrecently: “I think the quality of life here has taken a major nosedive in the past 10 years. Excessive growth is the reason.”
As hopeful homebuyers camp out in front of model home complexes, hoping to be offered the chance to buy new homes, Mayor Oscar Goodman and the City of Las Vegas are following Henderson’s lead and exacerbating the housing problem.