Most everyone knows every ten years, the states count each of their citizens in order to claim seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The following year, state legislatures are required to re-draw district boundaries for each House member they have been allotted based upon those census numbers. In Nevada, the Legislature typically also rebalances and redrafts their … [Read more...] about A Line Drawn
The November elections may be over, but many people still have a bad taste in their mouths when remembering how some politicians conducted themselves. The unrelenting barrage of negative campaign ads was bad enough, but we actually had two Democrats running for Assembly who didn’t even live in the districts in which they were running. Meghan Smith, running for Assembly District … [Read more...] about Carpetbaggers or Statesmen? Nevada Legislators, Fix this Ridiculous Flaw!
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