The 2017 legislative session begins today, and Democrats have only the illusion of control.
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The board of Nevada’s Public Employees’ Retirement System just slapped you in the face — while also reaching into your wallet to pay their legal bills. Public employee salary information is public record. But pensions aren’t? Come on.
Some legislators think Nevada women are cheap dates.
If lawmakers are serious about equity in education funding, they‘ll increase school spending in Nevada’s richest neighborhoods. The highest-income neighborhoods in Clark County receive far less school funding than poorer areas.
Tens of thousands of people will come together today in Washington, D.C., for the 44th annual March for Life. They come together for women like Karina and Cynthia, the daughter Karina considered aborting.
The Nevada Supreme Court’s decision to suspend the state’s Education Savings Accounts wasn’t a complete loss for conservatives. An overlooked section gives taxpayers a powerful new tool to fight government expansion and overreach.
Sometimes the best way for politicians to help veterans is to stop helping them. It’s a lesson Nevada lawmakers need to remember as they go to Carson City and consider bills like AB67.
The election of Donald Trump and his inauguration today as the 45th president of the United States has triggered a tsunami of leftist hysteria. It’s time for an intervention.
Gov. Brian Sandoval’s fourth and final State of the State address was decidedly happier than his previous speeches. Ho, ho, ho.
Contrary to what you might have heard, Education Savings Accounts are not dead. They’re very much alive. And they’ll be back again this summer — if Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval wants it so.
Legislators have been skirting the Nevada Constitution to pass tax increases for 20 years, and it’s time to expose their scheme.
The Clark County School District is asking the Legislature to remove regulations on the hiring requirements for new teachers while simultaneously imposing new burdens on charter school applicants.
A mega corporation is using skewed research to sell its product to gullible parents. The conglomerate claims to help kids, but its product actually has no effect — or a negative effect — on children’s cognitive skills and social behaviors.
Telling a lie over and over doesn’t make it true. But it can turn a lie into a narrative. Don’t believe me? Take Nevada’s budget. You’re already hearing that the state’s general fund is about to be cut to the bone.
It’s a litmus test for Nevada Democrats and membership in the state’s education establishment: The belief that increased education funding leads to improved student achievement.