From volatile elections to legislative issues, public servants face a myriad of challenges when it comes to doing their jobs. To gain a little insight into work of a public servant, Nevada Business Magazine recently had a group of Nevada’s elected officials gather at the Las Vegas office of City National Bank. Held less than a week before Nevada’s primary elections, officials … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Public Servants
Passed during the 2015 legislative session in Nevada, the Commerce Tax, or Senate Bill 483, has been a sore spot for business owners over the past two years. It’s a frustrating tax for several reasons, not the least of which is, the year before, Nevadans voted against a similar tax only to have the legislature push it through the very next year despite majority wishes. Now, … [Read more...] about Commerce Tax Repeal: The Process Begins
Nevada’s recently enacted commerce tax has been back in the headlines, the latest dustup being a recent judicial decision that has spelled the end to a repeal effort. A coalition (led by State Controller Ron Knecht) sought to have a referendum petition placed on the November ballot − motivated by what they see as a legislative sellout of the voters who rejected a similar … [Read more...] about Time to Pay the Piper: First Nevada Commerce Tax Payment Due, Despite Challenges
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
“Two words: community involvement. Money alone is not enough to combat apathy. We have dedicated teachers in our classrooms. We also need dedicated parents and mentors to motivate our students. When we all come together, amazing and transformative things happen.” Dwight D. Jones • Superintendent, Clark County School District “We must commit to three tasks to accomplish … [Read more...] about What has the most potential to improve education in Nevada?