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EDITORIAL: Cast an informed vote

Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election starts today in Clark County. Citizens who are anxious to complete their civic duty but are concerned they don’t have enough information should wait until Sunday, when the Review-Journal publishes its biennial general election voter guide.

EDITORIAL: Vote yes on Question 1

Justice delayed is justice denied. That cliche rings especially true in Nevada. The Silver State is one of just 10 states that lack an appellate court between their district and supreme courts, a structure that has created an increasing backlog of appeals.

EDITORIAL: Yes on Question 2

If voters approve Question 2 on this fall’s ballot, they will not increase taxes on Nevada’s mining industry. Passage of Question 2 would remove the Nevada Constitution’s caps on mining taxes and allow the Legislature, or voters through the initiative process, to change the industry’s tax rates.

EDITORIAL: For governor

To understand why Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval faces no significant opposition for re-election, voters must look beyond his high approval ratings and his steady leadership in the aftermath of the Great Recession. Voters must look beyond his education reforms, which improved competition and accountability in Nevada’s underachieving public school system, beyond his work attracting new companies and new jobs.

EDITORIAL: For secretary of state

Term limits have shaped the race for secretary of state. Republican state Sen. Barbara Cegavske, an 18-year veteran of the Legislature, faces state Treasurer Kate Marshall, a Democrat. They can’t seek re-election to their current posts, so they’re running for the job being vacated by Democrat Ross Miller, also because of term limits.

EDITORIAL: For lieutenant governor

When voting for lieutenant governor, only one question matters: Who is most qualified to become governor? The lieutenant governor is much like the vice president: a heartbeat away from becoming chief executive, but with little power to change policy.

More taxes on mining would harm Nevada

Tax policy in Nevada needs to move beyond “Who are we going to get this legislative session?” In years past, we have gone after gaming and banking, and now mining with ballot Question 2, the Nevada Mining Tax Cap Amendment.