Geoffrey Lawrence

Can Hollywood be ‘Caged’ in Nevada?

Film-tax credit drew big-name supporters, but has shaky track record

October 2, 2013

Nevada's new film-tax credit drew big-name supporters, but has shaky track record.

Buffett’s Nevada power play

What’s good for NV Energy’s new owner won’t be good for you

September 18, 2013

What’s good for NV Energy’s new owner won’t be good for Nevada's ratepayers.

The 2013 Nevada Legislative Session: Review & Report Card

August 28, 2013

Executive Summary

After years during which baseline revenue failed to grow, state revenues were beginning to turn around ahead of the 2013 Nevada Legislative Session. Even with more than $700 million in temporary tax hikes set to expire, Nevada was projected to receive more tax revenue by FY 2015 than it received in FY 2012.

Misreading the Obamacare tea leaves

Obamacare's impact on NY premiums foretells a disaster, not 'success'

August 22, 2013

Obamacare's impact on New York premiums foretells a disaster, not 'success.'

Nevada’s biennial season of special interests

General public didn’t gain much from 2013 legislature, but special interests did

June 17, 2013

The general public didn’t gain much from 2013 legislature, but special interests sure did.

NVision = higher power bills

Pending fuel-switch legislation could dramatically hike power rates

May 28, 2013

Pending fuel-switch legislation could dramatically increase power rates.

NV Energy plan would impose big, new hidden costs on ratepayers

'Fuel switch' plan resembles a 'bait and fuel switch'

May 22, 2013

NV Energy wants to replace existing power plants before their usefulness has ended and for consumers to not only pay for the new plants, but also to pay more in perpetuity.

A version of the plan, dubbed “NVision” by the utility’s public relations team, was first proposed to the state Public Utility Commission in 2012. When the PUC rejected the proposal, the company took it to Sen. Kelvin Atkinson and Assemblyman David Bobzien, who introduced it in the Nevada Legislature’s current session as Senate Bill 123.

If enacted, NV Energy’s legislation would require the firm to close down at least 800 megawatts (MW) of coal‐fired electric generation capacity before the standard decommissioning date — after having constructed new renewable and natural‐gas‐ fired power plants to replace that lost capacity.

Five myths about government spending in Nevada

Nevada governments spend more than you think

May 20, 2013

Nevada governments spend more than you think.

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