Two issues are central to Nevada’s margins tax debate. Thus far, justifiably, conversations and research have focused almost exclusively on one: how the levy would affect the state’s businesses. Which industries would be hit hardest by the 2 percent tax on revenue? How many jobs would be lost if Question 3 passes in November?
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Everything is bigger in Texas. Except the taxes.
Being a mom is tough. All the tantrums. All the excuses for bad behavior. All the clinging and tugging. All the messes to clean up.
A sales tax increase to boost police funding across Southern Nevada is in limbo, not likely to resurface again this year, but not officially dead until July 1, 2016, the statutory deadline for the Clark County Commission to boost the rate by up to 0.15 percentage points.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman cares about public safety. She really cares about public safety.
North Las Vegas’ greedy public safety unions have plenty of skin in the game — the hides they’ve collected from suffering city taxpayers.
Harry Reid has long loved having it both ways, saying one thing and doing another, and otherwise refusing to admit to his own words and deeds. But last week’s dizzying display of denial was stunning, even by the Senate majority leader’s own low standards.
The agitation for a massive tax increase is growing.
Can you name a judge in this valley? Just one?
You’re going to hear a lot about voter identification this year. A lot of what you’ll hear isn’t true.
Judges and judicial candidates must be careful with whom they associate. The judiciary is supposed to be beyond reproach. A single sketchy relationship can impugn the integrity of the bench.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, Sue Lowden finally is getting some love from the Nevada Democratic Party — albeit tough love.
The Public Employees Retirement System of Nevada is in desperate need of a name change. The agency that runs the state’s pension plan is serving up huge bowls of gravy, no retirement required.
If you could choose, would you preserve valley police jobs at the expense of other, less-important public-sector positions, or would you pay higher taxes to bail out police budgets so the rest of the government workforce could collect big, fat pay raises?
Imagine you’re a small business owner who gets a letter in the mail that demands $50,000 and threatens you with a patent infringement lawsuit if you don’t pay up.
The national media are advancing on New Jersey, drawn by the smell of Republican blood. Gov. Chris Christie’s administration indeed was behind “Bridgegate,” and for that, the presidential hopeful must provide a full accounting.
Like calls for tax increases on an already-pummeled public, the scariest nightmares never go away.
Donald Munn is a poster boy, a pinata and a lightning rod. Depending on how you look at the facts, he’s either the unluckiest, most persecuted public employee of our time or Taxpayer Enemy No. 1.
Some Nevadans in the news have been naughty this year. Some have been nice. And some, to no one’s surprise, have been downright stupid.
A war on choice is being fought nationwide, but it’s not being prosecuted or publicized in the way you might think.
Consider how “The Jerry Springer Show” has lowered the bar for television programming, and you’ll start to understand what Lisa Willardson is doing to the Nevada judiciary.
It took medical marijuana advocates more than 12 years to persuade the Nevada Legislature to enable the lawful sale of the drug through dispensaries. It might take as long for Southern Nevada governments to allow those dispensaries to actually open their doors.
All the local discussions about lifting student achievement through class-size reduction, expanded full-day kindergarten, expanded pre-kindergarten and intensified English Language Learner instruction are putting the cart before the horse.
If you like your public school, you may not be able to keep your public school.