Avid for Stimulus money, pols short-circuited oversight, got green-energy flops in return

As Obama, Reid tout clean energy at Vegas summit, investigation shows their involvement in failure of Nevada revolving loan program

August 20, 2015 | by Steven Miller

When Sen. Harry Reid and President Barack Obama return to Las Vegas Monday for Reid’s 8th Annual National Clean Energy Summit, there’ll be a ghost with them on the dais.

Call it the “Ghost of Stimulus-Act Past.” Or perhaps “The Spirit of Green-Energy Subsidy Failures Past.”

No matter what it’s called, the thing is out of the grave and again stalking the land.

It’s back because every million-dollar-plus renewable-energy loan that Nevada gave to green-energy companies, using its Stimulus Act dollars, subsequently failed and is now the target of “claw back” legal actions by the state.

Clarity on ESAs

August 18, 2015 | by Karen Gray

Survey finds more than 25% of union households unaware of right to opt-out of union membership

August 17, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Today, the Nevada Policy Research Institute released the results of a new survey showing that more than a quarter of union households in Nevada don’t realize they can opt out of union membership and stop paying a portion of their union dues without fear of penalty. 

The choice union members don't know they have

Why employee freedom scares union bosses

August 5, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

Have you ever bought a new washer and dryer only to discover that the store down the street sold the same set for $750 less?

The work-comp logjam is leaking

August 4, 2015

It’s common knowledge that, for over a century, state-mandated workers’ comp systems have held sway as the “exclusive legal remedy” available to victims of workplace accidents.

What to know about Nevada's ESA applications

August 3, 2015 | by Karen Gray

Parents who wish to enroll their children in Nevada’s new Education Savings Accounts program are now able to do so after the Treasurer released the official application form on Friday.

ESA applications now available online

July 30, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

LAS VEGAS — Families who wish to use Nevada’s new Education Savings Accounts program may now file applications, the Nevada Treasurer’s office announced Thursday.

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