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Sharon Rossie


‘More Cops’ tax:

Nevada lawmakers gave final approval to a bill authorizing an in increase in the Clark County sales tax for the purpose of hiring more police officers. Passing unanimously in the Senate after having only 7 members vote against it in the Assembly, the increase in the “More Cops” tax now awaits Governor Sandoval’s signature. However, the main justification Las Vegas Metro Sheriff Joseph Lombardo used to persuade lawmakers is directly contradicted by Metro’s own crime numbers. (Read more)


Raider’s stadium bill:

By Friday morning, lawmakers had yet to pass a bill providing public-financing for a football stadium in Las Vegas. Thursday night lawmakers debated the issue for 17 hours, after the Las Vegas Review-Journal revealed that almost $900 million in infrastructure and highway spending would have to be accelerated to accommodate the building of the stadium. (Read more) 


Political correctness:

The University of Florida has informed students that it will provide around-the-clock “counseling services” to any students who feel offended by Halloween costumes. A statement was put on the school’s website encouraging students to contact the schools “Bias Education and Response Team” about any costumes that might “reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions.” (Read more)


Civil asset forfeiture:

Arizona law enforcement is facing a lawsuit, after confiscating a vehicle that belonged to an elderly couple. Law enforcement seized and impounded the car after a traffic stop of the couple’s son, who was driving the car. According to the police report, officers had found “personal use marijuana and drug paraphernalia,” but as of October, no official charges for any crime stemming from the traffic stop had been filed. Now the couple is suing, and the FBI is even investigating local law enforcement for abuse of civil-asset-forfeiture laws. (Read more)


Healthcare policy:

A growing number of people getting their health insurance through the Obamacare exchange are finding out their plans will disappear from the program next year, forcing them to find new coverage even as options shrink and prices rise. Bloomberg News estimates that at least 1.4 million people in 32 states will lose the Obamacare plan they now have, as insurance providers continue to flee the exchange due to unsustainable losses. (Read more)