If it weren’t already obvious that Nevada taxpayers and their elected stewards are powerless to rein in growing public employee compensation costs — far and away the largest expense of local government — an arbitrator ended all doubt last week.
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If we were to list every federal tax and fee on these pages, we’d need a few weeks to complete the task. There are so many taxes flowing into Washington that not even the IRS can keep track of them all.
More jobs, more recreational opportunities and new tourism infrastructure for Southern Nevada could be blown away by the butterfly effect.
Students in Elyria, Ohio, just west of Cleveland, love their pink cookies. Jean Gawlik, the school district’s longtime food production manager, first introduced the family recipe to the city’s school lunch rooms more than 40 years ago, and since then the delicious homemade sour cream cake cookie has taken on a life of its own.
The Las Vegas Valley needs a new stadium — one new stadium. And if taxpayers are going to be asked to fund part of the construction costs, the terms must be favorable, the planning process must be exceptionally open and deliberate, and the venue must have flexibility. There must be vetting and more vetting. And then some more vetting.
Self-driving cars are widely seen as a technology of the future. But they could be the technology of right now, providing consumers with more freedom, flexibility and safety — if only the lumbering truck that is government would just pull over and get out of the way.
If you play fast and loose with outrage and indignation, you can expect a heavy dose of both over the slightest stumble — or over nothing at all.
To hear the White House tell it, President Barack Obama’s commitment to his fellow Democrats is as strong as ever. Democrats on Capitol Hill tell a different story, however, and the national press and the public are catching on.
Sixteen years ago, voters enshrined in the state constitution specific limits on the Legislature’s ability to intrude on our lives, erode our freedoms, burden our businesses and pile ever more laws into the Nevada Revised Statutes. Biennial regular sessions were capped at 120 days because Nevadans wanted lawmakers to focus on essential business, such as passing a budget, then go home.
The Clark County School District’s space crunch suddenly is far worse than expected. And it was expected to be pretty darn bad when the new academic year started this morning.
Strip hotel openings, once annual affairs of one-upmanship, are especially worthy of celebration today because they’re so rare. This weekend’s opening of the SLS Las Vegas should resonate with anyone in Southern Nevada who remembers the good old days, who fought through the Great Recession, who believed that with hard work and vision, eventually, things could get better.
Nevada’s most important campaign is not an elected office. It’s a statewide tax question that requires a yes or no vote. And Democratic candidates up and down November’s ballot aren’t stating their position.
Businesses across the valley have adjusted to the post-recession “new normal” by scaling back. Preserving products, programs or services that don’t pencil out can threaten the survival of entire operations.
For once, Las Vegas isn’t making headlines for hype, flash or style. For once, Las Vegas is a national story for understatement, depth, substance, heart and dedication. And domination.
James Foley was fearless. As an independent videographer and reporter, he regularly risked his life to travel to unfathomably dangerous places so the rest of the world could better understand the horrors so many people endure.
Whatever message Hillary Clinton’s handlers try to push in her run for president, the slogan “Woman of the people” is now off the table.
In the race for worst Obamacare horror story in Nevada, we have a new leader in the clubhouse: LaTrina Reed.
Back in April, President Barack Obama called on Democrats to “be proud” of the fact that millions of Americans had signed up for Obamacare. In what amounted to a declaration of victory, he attacked Republicans for opposing Medicaid expansions or supporting outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
President Barack Obama says it’s “not fair” and “not right” for U.S. companies to set up overseas to avoid taxes. Except when it benefits him politically.
What’s happening in Missouri could have happened in Las Vegas. More than once.
America’s college campuses have long displayed contempt for the First and Second Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Now Congress is prepared to pass legislation that tramples students’ Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights as well.
Yes, Nevada sits at the bottom of plenty of good lists and the top of lots of bad rankings. But one recently published study put Nevada way down a particularly nasty set of state ratings: corruption.
The United Steelworkers’ rank and file must have a short memory. Maybe they’re just exceedingly polite. Perhaps their union bosses are exceptionally good at keeping members in line.