The recent passage of our state’s largest tax package, which came on the heels of a ballot in which Nevadans overwhelmingly rejected a similar business tax, makes it abundantly clear that our state politicians have no regard for the wishes of the people. And if they don’t represent us, then whom do they represent? However, the bigger question is what are we going to do about … [Read more...] about Time to Kick the Kids Out of the House and Do a Bit of Damage Control
A current State Senator of Nevada, Michael Roberson is not just any State Senator, he’s the Majority Leader. He also appears to resemble one of those ineffective Republicans in Congress and now he wants to be one. Many Nevada business leaders became very familiar with Michael Roberson last year, prior to the session, as he touted how he and those he supported for election … [Read more...] about Senator Michael Roberson – This Man Doesn’t Represent Us
It’s easy for elected officials to pay lip service to how well they’re doing and talk about their achievements but, just as in school, report cards show the world what actually happened. To that end, the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) has just released its 2015 Legislative Review & Report Card, which includes a narrative overview of the session and scores every … [Read more...] about Report Card Shows which Lawmakers Stood up for Taxpayers: Only 20 of 63 Kept their Commitments to Taxpayers
Most of you remember the fable that tells of a leader who showed up naked, yet was so powerful that no one said a word. Our Governor has shown strong leadership during our state’s worst economic crisis and enjoys high ratings among Nevadans. However, his plan for imposing the highest tax in Nevada’s history leads me to believe he is either anti-business or simply doesn’t … [Read more...] about The Emperor Has No Clothes: Businesses Must Speak Out on Governor’s Tax Plan!
A public servant is anyone who serves the people, from Nevada’s elected officials to those serving in our public agencies. What isn’t often evident is that many of them do a sometimes thankless job for little pay because they have a passion for service. From door-to-door campaigning to working to raise ever-increasing amounts of necessary funding, many Nevada public servants … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Public Servants
November may seem far away now, but plans for the next elections are already well underway. Now is the time to start researching the field of candidates to decide who you want to represent your interests when the Legislature convenes in February 2015, and who you want to represent Nevada in Washington, DC. This year, more than ever, it’s vital to elect people who will … [Read more...] about November 2014 Elections: Support Pro-Business Candidates Now
As a Nevada business owner or executive, you’re probably hoping that 2014 will be the year our state finally climbs out of the depths of the recession, but the so-called “Education Initiative,” which will come before the voters on the November 2014 ballot, could spell the end of any hopes for economic recovery. It has the potential to kill business in our state. Here’s a … [Read more...] about The Margin Tax Proposal: Initiative will Kill Business in Nevada