Leaders in the Democratic majority during the 2011 state legislative session proposed a dramatic change to Nevada’s tax system: Phase out the Modified Business Tax — a tax on private-sector payroll — and replace it with a new, larger levy modeled after Texas’ business margin tax. The effort gained so little traction in Carson City that the Democratic leadership, embarrassed, … [Read more...] about Texas Margin Tax: Always a Bad Idea: Margin Tax is More Destructive than Alternatives
Nevada 2011 legislative session
Each year, lobbyists flock to Carson City to push or fight legislation that stands to impact their clients’ businesses. Representatives from every sector across the state work tirelessly to ensure their voice is heard. Always present but often behind the scenes are the advocates for Nevada’s commercial real estate industry - the hardest hit sector in the great recession. This … [Read more...] about 2011 Legislative Session in Review: How Nevada’s Commercial Real Estate Industry Fared this Year
“It is my hope that the legislators will responsibly and thoroughly examine all issues that affect groups larger than just their constituents. Several bills concerning common-interest communities are being reviewed by the legislature, and I look forward to legislators enacting bills that are fair, balanced and beneficial to HOAs and homeowners alike.” Robert Rothwell, PhD, … [Read more...] about What do you hope legislators will accomplish this session?
It is, of course, incumbent upon any newly elected Governor, in his first major address, to exude optimism. So it was striking to many observers that Brian Sandoval, optimistic by nature, began the substance of his first State of the State Address with a bracingly frank assessment of where Nevada stands in early 2011. “Nevadans are confronted on all sides with bad news,” … [Read more...] about A New Hope?: The 2011 Legislative Session