Geoffrey Lawrence

An Affiliated Nightmare: Part II

Could language in the margin tax send innocent Nevadans to federal prison?

May 7, 2014

In addition to forcing separate companies to file joint taxes if they share a single, minority owner, the margin tax could also implicate innocent business owners under federal racketeering laws. This is the second of a two-part series exploring the ramifications of the initiative’s broad language.

An Affiliated Nightmare: Part I

A key definition in the margin-tax scheme would have catastrophic impact

May 6, 2014

The wording of the proposed margin tax is so vague that it could force companies that have only minority owners in common to file taxes jointly. This is the first of a two-part series exploring the ramifications of the initiative’s broad language.

Bundy skirmish a flashpoint in larger issue

Federal authorities in open violation of constitutional law

April 22, 2014

Bundy’s situation is merely the latest flashpoint in a growing resentment across the American West of the federal government’s presumptuous and frequently abusive administration of the land. In Nevada, where federal authorities control 87 percent of the land — leaving the people only 13 percent — public resentment toward the federal land imperium is pervasive and bipartisan. 

Bankruptcy isn't a four-letter word

Governor should call special session to enact municipal bankruptcy statute

March 27, 2014

A municipal bankruptcy statute is urgently needed to allow North Las Vegas to re-emerge from its current state of prolonged insolvency.  Few things should warrant a special session of the legislature, but the pressing need for a municipal bankruptcy statute is one.

The Left's new agenda

Minimum wage hikes and unemployment benefits aren’t the key to prosperity

February 10, 2014

The left's new agenda is to smooth income "inequality" by extending unemployment benefits and raising the national minimum wage. But, data shows it is one's decision to work that plays the biggest role in determining one's position on the income scale.

ACA unlikely to reduce emergency care

Key Obamacare rationale proves to be all hype

January 8, 2014

The Affordable Care Act is touted to decrease emergency room costs and visits through expanded health care coverage, but an Oregon study shows the new law is likely to have the opposite effect.

Let's end the backroom deals

Government unions and public officials keep Nevadans needlessly in the dark

December 18, 2013

Government unions and public officials are needlessly keeping Nevadans in the dark.

The great collusion

Nevada’s unionized government workers enjoy premium compensation — to taxpayers’ detriment

December 3, 2013

Nevada’s unionized government workers enjoy premium compensation — to taxpayers’ detriment.

Nevada’s ‘social safety net’ increasingly resembles a hammock

The Entitlement State: Part I

October 31, 2013

A closer look at the Entitlement State, part I.

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