Growth and development

Spending limits or bust

Nevada must look at both sides of the boom-bust issue.

October 1, 2008 | by Patrick R. Gibbons

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.

Putting utilities on the dole

Why subsidies for renewable energy are a bad idea

September 25, 2008 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

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. 

The high cost of renewable energy

The world's poor suffer most.

August 19, 2008 | by Patrick R. Gibbons

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.

Quality & Quantity

Nevada's Educational Challenges

May 7, 2008 | by Matthew Ladner

By embracing school choice, Nevada can duplicate the success of neighboring Arizona in addressing the biggest challenges facing K-12 education.

Something for nothing courtesy of the Federal Reserve

Nevada's been betting on the come.

April 24, 2008 | by Doug French

Las Vegas is a city built on the dream of getting something for nothing. But not only the tourists seek Lady Luck.

Behind the housing numbers

Despite the nationwide bust, prices in Nevada remain high.

September 28, 2007 | by Doug French

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.

Growth Task Force Follies

April 20, 2005 | by Steven Miller

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.

Government, Not Growth, is Nevada's Problem

March 1, 2004 | by Doug French

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 Mercury

recently: “I think the quality of life here has taken a major nosedive in the past 10 years. Excessive growth is the reason.”

Inclusionary Exclusion

February 2, 2004 | by Doug French

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.

Henderson's Workforce Marxism

November 17, 2003 | by Doug French

Soon if you buy a new home in Henderson, you will have the pleasure of subsidizing your neighbor. “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs,” wrote Karl Marx. And for the new home market, that’s just what the Henderson City Council has in mind.

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