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Sharon Rossie


Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter has decided to take on the “Obamacare exemption” enjoyed by Congress. A 2013 rule from the Office of Personnel Management deemed Congress a “small business” — allowing lawmakers and staff access to Washington D.C.’s Obamacare exchange, while preserving their substantial taxpayer-funded subsidies. “This was a bipartisan, bicameral effort that ultimately led to Washington’s Obamacare exemption,” Mr. Vitter said, as he pledged to tackle the carve-out. (Read more)



President Obama’s new overtime regulations aren’t going to “give Americans a raise,” as he promised. In fact, it will do just the opposite, as companies cap salaries to avoid costly overtime regulations and cut hours for critical employees. In short, just like the minimum wage debate, big government needs to learn that prosperity isn’t something that can be regulated into existence. (Read more)



Following a 2013 Nevada Supreme Court opinion, Nevada’s Public Employee Retirement System intentionally altered the way it maintained key documents in an effort to render them largely useless to the general public. By replacing names with ‘non-disclosable’ social security numbers, PERS has circumvented the disclosure requirements outlined in the 2013 ruling, according to Joseph Becker, the director of NPRI’s Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation. As a result, NPRI has taken legal action to force the agency into compliance with the law. (Read more)



As we’ve pointed out before, labor bosses don’t make it easy for educators to leave the union. With just one week left, time is running out for Nevada teachers who want to opt out of union membership. “Teachers have the ability to choose for themselves whether or not they want to belong to a union,” said NPRI Communications Director Michael Schaus. “But many don’t know that right even exists — and that’s where NPRI comes in.” (Read more)


Property rights:

A land owner is preparing to take a stand after the Nevada Department of Transportation issued a condemnation letter on his property, to make way for the USA Parkway. Initially, NDOT had offered the property owner less than half of the land’s appraised value. After failing to negotiate an agreement, NDOT issued a condemnation letter on the property — which is similar to the practice of “eminent domain.” The state transportation board is scheduled to hear the matter Monday, July 11, 2016 at 9 a.m. in Carson City. (Read more)