Charles F. Barr
Ever since Nevada achieved statehood in 1864, federal agencies have controlled most of the state’s land, refusing to release more than token amounts for construction of homes, schools, parks and businesses.
The federal government's tight grip on Nevada's land is causing economic harm – and, in many cases, genuine hardship – to local developers, workers, renters and would-be homeowners.
In principle, the idea behind the Tax and Spending Control amendment currently proposed for the Nevada Constitution is a good one.
Tax collections are running far ahead of Task Force estimates, while many programs are requiring less money than forecasts suggested.