Alternative Energy Projects: Who Pays for These Boondoggles?

Not only do these taxpayer-funded projects fail to produce jobs, but the bottom line is that alternative energy is expensive energy.

Work is almost completed on the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, located near Tonopah. The developers had received a $737 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy, so if the project fails like Solyndra did, taxpayers will be on the hook for all that money. Even if we don’t have to ultimately make good on the loan, we’ll still be paying for it in lots of … [Read more...]

Moapa Paiute Tribe, LADWP and First Solar break ground on 250MW solar project

Harry Reid joined the Moapa Band of Paiutes, First Solar, Inc. and the LADWP celebrate the start of construction of the 250 Megawatt Solar Project.

US Sen. Harry Reid Joins in Ceremony Kicking Off Landmark Power Plant on Tribal Land MOAPA, NV— U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Paiutes, executives from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), as well as other community, government and energy industry leaders to … [Read more...]

The Left’s New Agenda: Minimum Wage Hikes and Unemployment Benefits Aren’t the Key to Prosperity

Capitalism did not create poverty—it inherited it,” observed individualist philosopher Ayn Rand. Over the past centuries, capitalism has eradicated the previous conditions of widespread famine and starvation and has elevated the living standards of the poor to a level previously unheard of, even for kings. Today, even low-income Americans commonly enjoy cell phones, … [Read more...]

Bailey Kennedy Partners Recognized as Litigation Stars

LAS VEGAS, NEV –Benchmark Litigation, a national guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, has recognized the principal partners of Bailey Kennedy, John Bailey and Dennis Kennedy, in its 2014 guide. Both Bailey and Kennedy are listed as “Local Litigation Stars” in Nevada. Bailey, managing partner of the firm, is listed for general commercial litigation and … [Read more...]

Drakulich Reappointed to Governor’s Economic Development Board

Governor Brian Sandoval has reappointed Kathleen Drakulich to a four-year term on the Board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

RENO, Nev. – Governor Brian Sandoval has reappointed McDonald Carano Wilson partner Kathleen Drakulich to a four-year term on the Board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. As an attorney, Drakulich represents local, national and international energy and public utility firms in a wide array of regulatory matters, procurement matters, supply and purchase contract … [Read more...]

NAHREP panel on Homeowner’s Bill of Rights includes Sen. Justin Jones, NVAR leaders

LAS VEGAS – The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals-Southern Nevada Chapter (NAHREP) will host a panel discussion on SB321, the Homeowner’s Bill of Rights law taking effect in Nevada on Oct. 1, as the highlight of its luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino. A panel of legislative and real estate … [Read more...]

Gun Control or People Control? What Are the Real Issues?

Lyle Brennan

After the shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Sandy Hook, Americans are searching for ways to prevent future tragedies, and politicians are taking advantage of the public outcry to advance their own political agendas. For example, when Harry Reid used to represent the citizens of Nevada, he voted to support our Second Amendment rights. Now that he only represents the Progressive … [Read more...]

Fair and Balanced: The Role of Conservative Media

The administration may not like what conservative media outlets say, but they don’t have the right to silence them.

The White House has been trying since Obama’s first term to silence dissent, targeting conservative media outlets and conservative commentators. Why? Because they seem to be the only ones asking the hard questions. Who else is asking what really happened at Benghazi and why four of our citizens were left there to die? Who else is asking why the drone program is killing U.S. … [Read more...]

$1.3 billion for 288 jobs: The failure of government-subsidized renewable energy

Another reason why government shouldn’t pick winners and losers in the economy  In August, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hosted his fifth annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. Delivering the keynote address, former president Bill Clinton claimed that if every state had a renewable-energy standard it would “put a lot of people back to work.” Sen. Reid … [Read more...]

Websites now free for Nevada businesses


Google’s Nevada Get Your Business Online program kicks off on August 22nd to make it easy for Nevada businesses to grow NEVADA -- August 22, 2012 – Today Google is announcing Nevada Get Your Business Online Google worked with local partners to design the program, which will help drive economic growth by giving Nevada businesses the tools and resources … [Read more...]