LVRDA tries to scam the public

Officials trot out same old indefensible claims

March 17, 2009 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

The Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency currently finds itself locked in a court battle with the Culinary Union. The lawsuit is the result of a recent vote by Las Vegas city officials to exclude two referenda items proposed by Culinary from the June ballot.

Old Vegas lives

“Free” tax money is available, but integrity is hard to find

February 25, 2009 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Board members of the Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency (LVRDA) and those who are dependent on them for taxpayer subsidies apparently have little shame. In response to recent public opposition to the LVRDA and its use of tax dollars to build lavish public facilities and subsidize big developers, board members of the LVRDA have jettisoned adherence to the state's ethics laws.

Why is Culinary alone?

City’s redevelopment agency has been taking money away from teachers, firefighters and police

February 4, 2009 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Much controversy has arisen over the Culinary Union’s recent opposition to the Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency. City officials are claiming that the Culinary Union is operating under false pretenses.

Union attempts to hold essential services hostage

Bosses flex muscle in attempt to extort taxpayers

December 3, 2008 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Union bosses recently tried to hold emergency-response services hostage in Clark County.  Service Employees International Union Local 1107 – the union representing a portion of the county's emergency medical response workers - recently threatened to strike because the county's contract service provider refused to negotiate with unauthorized representatives.

NSEA sticks it to Culinary

Room tax hike sought by the teacher union would kill Culinary union jobs

November 11, 2008 | by Steven Miller

It's been clear for a long time that little love is lost between the state teacher union and Southern Nevada's Culinary local. The hostility spilled into public view earlier this year during the state's bitter presidential preference caucus. While Culinary backed Barack Obama, the Nevada State Education Association teacher union backed Hillary Clinton, even going to court in an attempt to block Culinary members from voting at sites set up on the Las Vegas Strip.

Their benefits, our potholes

The costs of NVPERS put taxpayers in a jam.

August 31, 2007 | by Doug French

What a summer. No sooner did streets and sidewalks collapse in mid-town Manhattan, than another example of the country’s aging infrastructure plummeted into the mighty Mississippi River in Minnesota.

Regressive Wal-Martxism

Wal-Mart serves the nation’s consumers, rich and poor, well. Leftwing union shills and professional Wal-Mart haters need to get a life.

February 7, 2005 | by Doug French

Recently Las Vegas Weekly ran a feature article entitled “Big Box O’ Poverty” about the supposed evils of Wal-Mart. The article, by one Liza Featherstone, is subtitled: “As Wal-Mart Expands in Vegas, Progressives Nationally Call for Louder Opposition to Its Exploitation of the Poor, Women and the Welfare System”

Risky Business

August 23, 2004 | by Steven Miller

Nevada’s public employee pension fund is heavily invested in companies that do business with terrorist-sponsoring regimes, says a report issued last week by a Washington D.C. defense institute.

Public Employment: A Privilege or an Entitlement?

March 3, 1999 | by Ralph Heller

Last month marked the 206th anniversary of the first presidential cabinet meeting. It was on February 25, 1793 that President Washington summoned to his home the department heads of his government for a meeting. What has happened to colonial dreams of independence and democracy can be measured by how much of government today is beyond reach, even beyond the control of elected officials. While there are 66 words in the Lord’s Prayer, 286 words in Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, there are 26,911 words in the current federal regulation governing the sale of cabbage. This is what inevitably happens when the "hired hands" are given the keys to power. While most citizens have little difficulty understanding the Lord's Prayer or the Gettysburg Address, only a reckless fool would risk going into the wholesale cabbage business without a small army of lawyers and accountants at his side.

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