Chantal Lovell

Margin tax campaign financed almost entirely by teachers

Finance reports show union, few others, contributed to ballot initiative

June 18, 2014

Campaign finance reports reveal that almost all funding to support the proposed margin tax has come from Nevada teachers.

Metro comps Culinary Union over $195,000 in police costs

Simultaneously pushes a tax increase on Clark County residents

May 19, 2014

Las Vegas Metro for the last year has loudly lobbied public officials for a sales tax increase and — claiming poverty — has even reduced its public law-enforcement activity. All the while, however, the department was also gifting Culinary Union Local 226 with over $195,000 worth of free police services.

Firm auditing NVPERS pays $35 million for not detecting embezzlement

City comptroller stole nearly $54 million from city, bought ranch, 400 horses

May 14, 2014

The annual independent audit of the Nevada Public Employees Retirement System’s financials will be conducted by a firm that recently agreed to pay a city in Illinois $35 million after it failed to notice that the city’s comptroller had embezzled nearly $54 million from taxpayers over the 20 years during which the firm was conducting independent audits.

AFL-CIO abandons margin tax

May 2, 2014

It’s not often NPRI agrees with the AFL-CIO, but in the case of the economic problems that would come from the proposed margin tax, it seems everyone except the Nevada State Education Association understands the tax is terrible idea.

Margin tax could mean the death of long-time Las Vegas construction firm

Owner sees tax forcing her to shut down, lay off 70 employees

April 28, 2014

A Nevada business owner says the margin tax could put her long-time construction company out of business if it passes.

Unsustainable salaries become unsustainable: Reno edition

April 8, 2014

Thirty-five Reno firefighters and their families, as well as all city residents, are about to experience the pain that is the inevitable result of unsustainable salary and benefit increases.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Government employees becoming pension millionaires

April 1, 2014

According to a new study by the American Enterprise Institute, the average full-career public employee in Nevada who retired in 2011 or 2012 will become a “pension millionaire” — someone who receives a million dollars or more in retirement. On average, public retirees in the Silver State receive gold-plated pensions worth $1.33 million. And this doesn’t account for the tens of thousands of dollars in health-care benefits that many retirees receive.

Public retirement in Nevada

It's the best in the U.S.

March 31, 2014

A new study by the American Enterprise Institute shows Nevada's public retirees reap the best benefits in the entire nation. And, the study doesn't consider the benefits of public-safety retirees, which are exorbitant.

Union boss making $192K ready to push North Las Vegas off solvency cliff

March 28, 2014

North Las Vegas union workers are about to force the city into insolvency as they try to increase their already excessive compensation packages. The long-term solution to that problem is legislation to reform or eliminate Nevada’s local government collective bargaining laws.

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