Nevada Needs a Court of Appeals: Businesses Should Support 2014 Ballot Question

The November 2014 ballot will contain a proposal to amend the Nevada Constitution and create a court of appeals (appellate court).

The November 2014 ballot will contain a proposal to amend the Nevada Constitution and create a court of appeals (appellate court). Those of you who have been reading my columns awhile know that 99 percent of the time I’m a passionate supporter of smaller government. However, this is one case where adding a layer of… [More…]

Bi-partisan PAC files with the Secretary of State in support of Nevada Court of Appeals

The 2014 campaign seeking voter approval for a Court of Appeals in Nevada for the formation of a bi-partisan PAC Nevadans for a Court of Appeals.

The first step in the 2014 campaign seeking voter approval for a Court of Appeals in Nevada was taken today with the formation of a bi-partisan political action committee, Nevadans for a Court of Appeals.  The PAC is co-chaired by two veteran Nevada lawmakers and attorneys Sen. Richard “Tick” Segerblom (D-Las Vegas) and Sen. Greg Brower… [More…]

North Las Vegas’ Eminent Domain Scheme: Well-Meaning, but Dangerous

North Las Vegas' eminent domain is wrong on so many levels. It violates the Nevada Property Owners’ Bill of Rights.

San Francisco-based Mortgage Resolution Partners (MRP) has been pitching a scheme to get distressed cities to use their right of eminent domain to seize underwater homes and pay MRP to help restructure the mortgages. They tried and failed in several cities before finding a receptive audience in North Las Vegas. Naturally, city officials want to… [More…]

Property Tax Rebellion: Fighting for Justice

Lyle Brennan

The tax revolt at Lake Tahoe has reached the 10-year mark, with no end in sight. The Village League to Save Incline Assets was formed in December 2002 by a small group of Incline Village and Crystal Bay property owners to protest outrageously high property tax increases. This small group of determined taxpayers has been… [More…]

Is the mining industry paying its fair share? Monte Miller vs. Tim Crowley

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Monte L. Miller is the president of Nevadans United for Fair Mining Tax, Inc and argues that the answer is no. In 1989, voters approved a constitutional amendment to the net proceeds of minerals tax of five percent which capped this tax at five percent in the Nevada Constitution. For 22 years, individuals and businesses… [More…]