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.
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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.
The valley’s deficit-spending local governments should be focused on reducing costs and encouraging private-sector job growth. Instead, the Las Vegas Fire Department is expanding its empire at the expense of taxpaying jobs.
The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline has a chance to finish what it started — and rid the bench of suspended Family Court Judge Steven Jones, once and for all.
Clark County taxpayers got two lessons over the past two weeks about a huge benefit of public-sector employment: It’s almost impossible to get fired. Poor performance that would almost surely lead to termination in the private sector is dealt with through transfers or demotions, and even those actions can be overturned.