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Sharon Rossie


Nevada PERS:

The Nevada Policy Research Institute released the most recent pension payout data from the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada on The top payout went to former University of Nevada, Reno head coach of football Chris Ault who collected $278,497. “Even more shocking, however, is the fact that this is actually a reduced benefit,” explained Nevada Policy Research Institute Transparency Director Robert Fellner. (Read more)



It’s surprisingly easy for politicians to claim the title of “champions of small business.” And it’s a label that provides useful bragging rights. The reason? Few voters have the time to investigate what’s behind the label, which always looks authoritative on a politician’s brochure. But in the case of Nevada’s New Market Jobs Act, it means bowing to a politically connected company with a history of taking taxpayers for a ride. (Read more)


Fiscal and taxes:

When the next president takes office, he or she will be inheriting a national debt of more than $20 trillion — almost double what it was just eight years ago. To put that number in perspective, consider that the 500 major corporations in the S&P 500 — including Apple Inc., Exxon Mobile Corp., Facebook and others — have a combined value of just over $19 trillion. (Read more)



So much for “affordable” healthcare. Americans in their early twenties, earning an annual salary of $30,000 or more, will pay at least $2,484 in annual Obamacare premiums — and that is after taking into account the various subsidies and tax credits from the federal government, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s health insurance marketplace calculator. (Read more)



A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to a proposed wind farm near Searchlight. Apex Clean Energy was hoping to build 87 wind turbines on 9,300 acres of public land south of Las Vegas — but the court ruled that the company and federal authorities had not adequately assessed the environmental impact the windfarm would have on local wildlife. (Read more)