Steven Miller

Avid for Stimulus money, pols short-circuited oversight, got green-energy flops in return

As Obama, Reid tout clean energy at Vegas summit, investigation shows their involvement in failure of Nevada revolving loan program

August 20, 2015

When Sen. Harry Reid and President Barack Obama return to Las Vegas Monday for Reid’s 8th Annual National Clean Energy Summit, there’ll be a ghost with them on the dais.

Call it the “Ghost of Stimulus-Act Past.” Or perhaps “The Spirit of Green-Energy Subsidy Failures Past.”

No matter what it’s called, the thing is out of the grave and again stalking the land.

It’s back because every million-dollar-plus renewable-energy loan that Nevada gave to green-energy companies, using its Stimulus Act dollars, subsequently failed and is now the target of “claw back” legal actions by the state.

CCSD spent over $13,000 discussing controversial sex-ed program

Plan was to ‘impact’ individuals throughout community, school district; allegedly skirt parents

October 30, 2014

The Clark County School District spent over $13,000 this year to discuss the child sex-education advocacy program that made headlines when it was reported that the district was considering teaching masturbation to Kindergartners. 

Harry Reid’s gifts to ‘greedy’ insurance companies hidden behind anti-insurer rants

His ‘ACA’ law forces all Americans to buy industry products, channels billions into company coffers, sets up taxpayer bailouts

October 8, 2014

As Harry Reid in 2009 was assembling the liberal wish-list that would eventually passed into law as Obamacare, he rarely missed any opportunity on the floor of the U.S. Senate to lambaste "greedy insurance companies." Behind the scenes, however, the Senate majority leader, his committee chairmen and his aides were diligently stuffing into that legislation lucrative favors for that very same insurance industry.

Incentives, community and the future of Lake Tahoe

July 29, 2014

To preserve gems like Lake Tahoe, many came to believe, individual rights must be overridden and local governments stripped of powers. And so the bi-state Tahoe Compact and TRPA came to be. But, this is far from the only option; numerous, viable alternatives exist.

Nevada teacher union eyes new priority for ‘organizing’

Approach downplays services for members, aims for advocacy, ultimate militancy

July 23, 2014

The Nevada State Education Association is shifting it from a service model to one of militant-style advocacy. 

Why Big New Taxes Won't Fix Nevada Public Schools

As teacher-union leader Al Shanker explained, the core problem isn't money

May 27, 2014

Money isn’t the real problem with K-12 public education. Albert Shanker, the longtime president of the national American Federation of Teachers, frequently — despite his union job — felt compelled to tell the truth.  For the first time, NPRI put its message in a wholly cartoon format, publishing a slideshow explaining Shanker’s important comments.

NLRB finds Culinary Union threatens, attempts to intimidate non-union workers

Judge orders Culinary Union to publicly pledge it will not “threaten” workers

May 13, 2014

LAS VEGAS — For the second time in a year, a Las Vegas resort-industry union — this time the powerful Culinary Union Local 226 — has been found guilty of violating federal labor law with threats and attempts to intimidate non-union workers on the Strip.

Al Shanker identifies why margin tax wouldn't improve Nevada education

Former union president's honest assessment of US education hinges on lack of accountability

April 14, 2014

Albert Shanker, the late president of the American Federation of Teachers union, explained the fundamental problem with public schools: Without competition, there’s no incentive for schools to improve. 

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