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California’s egg laws scramble farmers nationwide

By now, you’ve probably gotten over your New Year’s hangover. Soon, however, a quick trip to your local grocery store may be all it takes to bring back that queasy feeling and make your head spin all over again. That’s because egg prices likely will be much higher in 2015 than they were in 2014, thanks to the efforts of radical animal liberation activists.

Libelous personal attacks shouldn’t be part of politics

Being an elected official is one of the greatest honors I’ve accomplished in my life. To be able to work in the Nevada Assembly with exceptional people and handle legislation that affects the lives of Nevadans is an incredible experience, and one which I believe will enable me to help protect the liberties and rights of the people who elected me.

Rising PERS benefits due for an overhaul

In 1948, employees and employers in the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada each contributed 5 percent of an employee’s salary to PERS to cover future retirement costs. Then, in 1963, that percentage rose to 5.75.

EDITORIAL: Obamacare tax hit

Get ready for another Obamacare surprise. As if canceled policies, dropped doctors, higher premiums, higher deductibles and enrollment nightmares aren’t enough, millions of people who were supposed to be most helped by the law are about to be hit with a tax bill. As reported by The Wall Street Journal’s Stephanie Armour and Louise Radnofsky, as many as half of the 6.8 million people who received Affordable Care Act subsidies in 2014 may have to return some of that money to the government.

We’re all in the fight against fundamentalism

The murderous, terrorist attack Wednesday on the offices of French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo, which claimed 12 lives, is but the latest example of certain extremist fundamentalist Muslims carrying out what they believe is a command of their religion to execute those who insult the Prophet Muhammad.

EDITORIAL: Legislature must halt binding arbitration

The unsustainable growth of Nevada’s local government payrolls is a predictable result of local governments lacking direct control of their pay scales. More often than not, an unelected arbitrator in another state has the final say on what you pay your unionized public servants. More often than not, that arbitrator is sympathetic to labor’s interests, not yours.

EDITORIAL: The not-so-supertax

Those who believe the United States can tax its way to prosperity should consider the latest news from France. President Francois Hollande had that same belief when he took office in 2012. So he and the Socialist government pushed through a 75 percent “supertax” on individuals who earn 1 million euros or more annually ($1.2 million U.S.).