Ed Vogel has been Southern Nevada’s window to Carson City. For decades, the Review-Journal Capital Bureau chief has covered legislative sessions and state government, writing about the political figures and decisions that have shaped the state and providing the taxpaying public with the information that has shaped their opinions and their votes.
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Delays in Obamacare’s most destructive requirements are so common — and so obviously motivated by political considerations — they aren’t even newsworthy anymore. It surprised no one last week when the unilateralist Obama administration announced insurance companies could, for two more years, continue selling policies that don’t provide all of the “essential benefits” required by the Affordable Care Act.
The story of the local woman in her 80s who apparently lost control of her truck and drove through a crowded grocery store on March 1 led to a predictable response from some readers: calls for stricter standards for aging drivers to retain their licenses.
One education tax question is enough for November’s ballot. The Clark County School Board decided as much Wednesday when it voted unanimously to wait until at least 2016 before asking voters to authorize construction funding that’s badly needed today.
The Culinary Local 226 wants it both ways when it comes to health care, and thousands of Las Vegas hotel workers might strike as soon as this month to emphasize as much.
The term “March Madness” is so closely associated with college basketball that the NCAA trademarked it. Las Vegas has its own version of March Madness, and while college basketball is a big part of it — the West Coast Conference tournament is already underway at Orleans Arena — there’s no denying that NASCAR weekend is what gets this month firing on all cylinders in terms of economic impact.
Speaking of that Reno mayor’s race, Southern Nevadans might be wondering why the Washoe County municipality has offices on the ballot in an even-numbered year.
The message from the Nevada Supreme Court could not have been clearer: Andy Hafen shouldn’t be mayor of Henderson.
The federal government owns about 85 percent of the land in Nevada. Transferring much of that acreage to local control or private ownership would do wonders for the state’s economy. A bill currently before the House of Representatives would help do that and more by giving the Silver State its first national monument: the Tule Springs Fossil Bed National Monument, north of Las Vegas. But an amendment that seeks to deny Nevada the proceeds from federal land sales could derail the proposal.
The Clark County School District’s lowest-performing campuses desperately need a turnaround. Unfortunately, addressing some of the problems at these schools involves moving the problems to other schools.