If it looks like a bus and drives like a bus, then it’s a bus. Unless, of course, the Nevada Transportation Authority soon decides that a bus can be called a limo. In the name of safety, of course, because that’s what regulations are always about. They’re never about suffocating competition.
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The Bureau of Land Management finally made one prudent decision in its battle with rancher Cliven Bundy: withdrawing. The weeklong feud began with the BLM rounding up hundreds of Mr. Bundy’s cattle, and reached heightened tension levels by Saturday afternoon in a 20-minute standoff between armed ranchers and law enforcement officers.
Nevada lost one of its last great statesmen Thursday when former Assembly Speaker Joe Dini died at the age of 85.
Politics can never be removed from the courts, not even if judicial elections are replaced with an appointment system.
Nevada governments face two very inconvenient realities about state tax policy.
A sure sign of government tyranny: limits on dissenting speech.
On the afternoon of April 1, President Barack Obama pulled out the pom-poms and assumed the role of cheer captain at the White House Rose Garden to celebrate the great Obamacare victory. The Affordable Care Act had reached its purported goal of 7 million sign-ups, and by the March 31 deadline, no less.
The city of North Las Vegas needs to find ways to save big money. Its budget deficit for the coming fiscal year is $18 million, and the government’s estimated seven-year shortfall is $152 million. City management can’t attack those numbers with scissors — it needs a chainsaw.
Speaking of local government cuts: The Southern Nevada Health District soon will lay off 50 to 60 employees.
The federal government’s incompetence in public land management has been obvious for decades. Far from protecting natural resources, many of Washington’s practices are killing off species and harming the environment. But that doesn’t stop agencies from regulating the public’s use of public land with a heavy hand while allowing costly federal failures to continue in perpetuity.