Study: The high price Nevadans pay for 'free' money from the federal government

November 23, 2015

Lawmakers on the local, state and federal level almost always brag about the benefits of “free” money from the federal government, but it turns out that every dollar Nevada got from the federal government in 2012 resulted in more than a half dollar in new state and local tax increases.

Veterans Day, 2015

November 11, 2015

How the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ensures compromise, not capitulation

Pledge signers shape which policy proposals actually get presented

November 9, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

“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.

Economic freedom is good for the state, too

October 14, 2015 | by Geoffrey Lawrence , Ron Knecht

The freedom of individuals to take a job, quit a job, start a business, or close a business at will is an essential part of America.  When Thomas Jefferson wrote that we have a God-given right to "the pursuit of happiness," this is a big part of what he meant. 

Presidential candidates should state their position on federal lands

October 12, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

As Presidential candidates make their way to Nevada, the economy will undoubtedly be among their talking points, and in the West, the future of the economy has much to do with land.

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