Developing stories from Nevada’s energy sector underscore what happens when politics distorts the marketplace.
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Nevada lawmakers have reached a consensus that, in addition to targeted increases in funding, public schools must undergo a radical makeover to improve student performance.
It’s fair to compare Norm Clarke with Norm Peterson, the character portrayed by George Wendt in the classic sitcom “Cheers.” When he entered the bar each day, Mr. Peterson was greeted by patrons’ simultaneous shout of “Norm!”
Keeping free speech truly free requires protections beyond the First Amendment. The Bill of Rights prevents governments from restricting expression; it does nothing to stop private parties from dragging you into court if you criticize them, much less slander or defame them.
It was never about justice. It was always about the money.
If the Nevada Legislature wants to eliminate jobs and opportunity, then it should pass Senate Bill 193.
Following the logic of those who defend the Nevada Public Employees Retirement System is no easy task. But let’s try.
Election to Congress is a golden ticket, essentially a guarantee of lifetime job security in Washington. The more former lawmakers we have, the more lobbyists we get, and the more lobbyists we have, the more spending we get. Breaking this vicious, costly cycle will take more than electing a genuine fiscal conservative as president. No, to dial back the size of Washington, we have to shut the revolving door forever. And one freshman lawmaker has an idea to do just that.
Elections have consequences, and the Las Vegas City Council delivered a predictable one during Wednesday’s meeting, its first since the April 7 municipal primary that saw four incumbents win re-election.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management finally released some records related to last year’s Bundy ranch confrontation in Bunkerville. Considering the limited number and scope of documents provided to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, one of two scenarios is true: Either the BLM is so incompetent that it put no thought into the overdone cattle roundup and never analyzed the guns-drawn showdown that resulted, or it’s so arrogant and unaccountable that its leaders believe they can ignore the law.
Can the state pick computer service contractors, or what?
You’d be hard-pressed to find an issue more misrepresented and manipulated by the American media than guns.
Two kids walking home from a Montgomery County, Md., park were abducted three blocks from their house Sunday. It was around 5 p.m., hours before sunset, and the children were following their parents’ instructions to be home by 6 p.m. When the children didn’t arrive home on time, the parents were rightly worried. They said they didn’t get a response from authorities until 8 p.m., three hours after the children were taken.
The politics of school choice can easily diminish the deeply personal, life-changing nature of alternatives to traditional public education.
The cycle repeats itself in Carson City, no matter which party is in power. Men and women who eagerly sought election to the Legislature, people who raised tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to win their offices, griped about their salaries upon arriving in the state capital.
Congratulations! You were one of the biggest winners of the first big deadline for bill passage at the Nevada Legislature.
Before the not-so-affordable Affordable Care Act was forced upon the American people, some economists, elected officials, medical experts and pundits repeatedly made the case that giving everyone access to “free” preventive care with no co-payments would create overwhelming demand for a health care system already short of providers, drive up insurance costs and provide little to no health benefits for Americans.
There are just seven weeks left in the 2015 Nevada Legislature. Lawmakers have made much progress in reviewing Gov. Brian Sandoval’s $7.3 billion, two-year budget, which includes about $800 million in new education spending. There is wide bipartisan support for the governor’s plan to improve Nevada’s inferior public education system: a mix of program expansions, new initiatives and policy reforms that will make schools more accountable for the billions of dollars they spend each year.
If you believe certain kinds of expression must be regulated or prohibited, you don’t support free speech.
Nevadans want more school choice. The long waiting lists at magnet schools and charter schools are more than enough proof of demand for public education options beyond traditional neighborhood schools. But some families have more choices than others, and it’s up to state lawmakers to guarantee that all Nevada children have educational alternatives.
City voters in Southern Nevada sent a clear message in Tuesday’s municipal primary elections, when they gave every incumbent a resounding re-election victory: We don’t like off-year municipal elections.
As Nevada lawmakers consider $1 billion in tax increases to fund Gov. Brian Sandoval’s new education spending, they need to remember those dollars won’t go as far as they’d like without accompanying labor reforms.
Another reminder for legislators: hundreds of millions of dollars in new education spending will create hundreds upon hundreds of new teaching positions. If the state can’t fill those positions with good educators, achievement initiatives won’t work.
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