Governor’s veto pen will save taxpayers money

Thank goodness for the veto pen. Gov. Brian Sandoval used that veto pen this past week to block an attempt by Democratic lawmakers to rollback a modest cost-saving measure passed by the Republican-controlled 2015 Legislature. Assembly Bill 154 would have raised the cost of construction of university and public school buildings by reimposing the so-called… [More…]

Education savings account lawsuit must be expedited

Whatever the eventual outcome of the ACLU’s lawsuit trying to block the implementation of a state law creating education savings accounts (ESAs) as unconstitutional, it should be resolved quickly in order to minimize the turmoil, uncertainty and expense for thousands of Nevada parents and their children’s education. Gov. Brian Sandoval urged Nevada Attorney General Adam… [More…]

County to join eleventh judicial district

Beginning July 1, Mineral County will no longer be associated with the Fifth Judicial District which covers Nye, Esmeralda and Mineral counties. On May 28, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed the legislation which created Nevada’s Eleventh Judicial District which will be made up of Lander, Pershing and Mineral Counties. The change removed Pershing County from the… [More…]

Laxalt proven correct in joining lawsuit challenging Obama executive order

When Nevada’s new Republican attorney general, Adam Laxalt, joined in the lawsuit with 25 other states challenging President Obama’s executive fiat granting amnesty from deportation and granting green cards and Social Security cards to millions of illegal immigrants, Democrats like Sen. Harry Reid were critical of his action and even Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval said… [More…]

‘State of the State’ and ‘State of the Union’ speeches too much alike

Earlier this month Gov. Brian Sandoval delivered his “State of the State” address to the Legislature. A couple of days later President Obama gave his “State of the Union” speech in front of Congress. Obama is a liberal Democrat who faced both a House and Senate with Republican majorities. Sandoval is a Republican who stood… [More…]

Sandoval Announces Poster and Essay Contest

As part of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration Gov. Brian Sandoval has announced the fourth annual statewide poster and essay contest for Nevada school children. This year’s theme will celebrate Nevada’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood with the state motto “All for Our Country.” The contest, which is open to all Nevada school children, grades K through 12,… [More…]

Nevada Guard’s 757th Battalion Prepared for Egypt Mission

Hundreds of family, friends, and officials gathered at Washoe County’s Bartley Ranch Regional Park to bid farewell to about 50 Soldiers in Nevada Army National Guard’s 757th Combat Sustainment and Support Battalion last week in a deployment ceremony in advance of the unit’s nine-month deployment to Egypt. The Reno-based headquarters company of the battalion is… [More…]

Group Begins Push on Gun Law

LAS VEGAS – A Nevada state lawmaker, a church pas-tor, a former Las Vegas sheriff and a women’s shelter official launched a signature-gathering drive Monday to put a gun purchase background check initiative on the 2016 statewide ballot. State Sen. Justin Jones, D-Las Vegas, invoked the memory of the December 2012 mass shooting at an elementary… [More…]

Additional firearm background checks won’t curb gun crimes

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” — Second Amendment  A petition is being circulated in Nevada that would make criminals out of law-abiding citizens and do almost nothing to curb the crimes it seeks to… [More…]

Federal land agencies show little concern for Nevadans

The Sagebrush Ecosystem Council, appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval to try to stop the greater sage grouse from being listed under the Endangered Species act, has accused the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service of creating an action plan that contradicts federal law mandates to manage public lands for multiple use. The U.S.… [More…]