Commentaries

Edwards offers alternative to paying more for more of the same in education

Dickman, Titus and Edwards show courage in voting against wasteful spending

May 16, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

Today, there were three legislators, Assemblywomen Jill Dickman and Robin Titus and Assemblyman Chris Edwards who took the lead in questioning many wasteful government programs. Taxpayers should be grateful that these three folks also had the courage to vote against a number of these wasteful government programs. 

Scorecard: Only 7 Assembly Republicans seem likely to support Sandoval's $1.3 billion tax hike

Assemblyman provides 'inside baseball' on pressure facing lawmakers in Carson

May 13, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

Hickey recently posted two entries on his blog, Soup to Nuts, where he used a baseball motif to do a member-by-member analysis on which Assembly Republicans he believes are on the Governor’s “team” when it comes to passing tax increases. 

CCSD showing its true colors in shed 'controversy'

Demolishing a donated equipment shed? It's just a power grab.

May 12, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

Last week, 8 News Now’s Chris Maathuis reported on the most recent nonsensical controversy in the district that seems to think its purpose is to find new ways to waste money and stifle student achievement.

 

At the capital: SB411: School districts want another tax increase for construction

May 6, 2015

SB411 sponsored by Sen. Debbie Smith, is the perfect example of this. Earlier this year, the Legislature passed an over $3 billion property tax for school construction. The Legislature authorized school districts to impose this property tax increase without getting voter approval despite voters being promised that any extension of the property tax would require a vote of the people.SB411 sponsored by Sen. Debbie Smith, is the perfect example of this. Earlier this year, the Legislature passed an over $3 billion property tax for school construction. The Legislature authorized school districts to impose this property tax increase without getting voter approval despite voters being promised that any extension of the property tax would require a vote of the people.

America's best school choice program awaits action in State Senate Finance Committee

Bill would solve the state's long-running K-12 problems

May 5, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

As of New Year’s Day, 24 states and Washington, D.C., were running 51 school choice programs. Within the next four months, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Nevada have all enacted new school choice programs.

Energy regulations to kill thousands of Nevada jobs

So-called 'renewable' and 'clean' energy mandates driving up energy prices

April 27, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

In the coming years, Nevada’s destructive energy policy will become an unavoidable reality for over 2,600 hard-working Nevada residents and harder to ignore for all rate payers. That’s thanks to Senate Bill 123, a law passed by the 2013 Legislature ordering the Silver State’s energy provider, NV Energy, to close down its remaining coal-fired power plants by 2020.

Raising the minimum wage in Nevada would hurt workers

Removal of daily overtime requirement is great, but combined with job-killing minimum-wage increase

April 22, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

As it is currently written, we oppose SB193. We do strongly support the removal of the daily overtime requirement, but not when combined with an increase in the minimum wage. This increase in the minimum wage would be harmful for entry-level and low-skill workers.

Green schools not right for Nevada

As districts begin to build new schools, they should focus on kids, not environmental activists

April 16, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

New school buildings are coming to Nevada, and if recent years are any indication, the push to build those schools to “green” standards will be as strong as the push that led lawmakers to authorize 10 additional years of bonding without voter approval to fund the construction of those schools.

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