Volume 7, Number 1
Guinn was elected governor on promises to restore order in Nevadas classrooms. His
TV advertisements talked about accountability and boot camps. Voters bought Guinns
line that his experience as an educator and administrator made him uniquely qualified to
improve our public schools. Or does that make him part of the problem? [the
Steven Miller takes a close
look at a new proposal given state legislators by a newcomer to our state who
belives he sees a way for Nevada to avoid its looming ecomonic quagmire. [the article]
Building a Police State,
Brick by Brick
Few developments have been
more dismaying or threatening in recent years than the dismantling of freedom's
safeguards, reports Senior Consulting Editor Ralph Heller who says it all
began with Al Capone. [the article]
Nevada: Defended or
in North Korea's Crosshairs?
Former Reagan defense
analyst Frank Gaffney explains why Nevada is vulnerable to nuclear
attack. [the article]
NPRI has been named as a conspirator by the NEA, NPRI President Judy
Cresanta reports. Or is she bragging?
Some Nevadans vote multiple times during so-called early voting, voting by
mail and a trip to the polls on election day, says an NPRI staff
Ted Harris makes a compelling case that Nevada's property
tax law is inherently confiscatory.
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has ruled in favor of Nevada rancher Wayne
Hage and against the feds, reports Margaret Gabbard.
Bruce Esgar tells us what the Nevada Employees for the
Right to Work have been up to.
The Information Superhighway, reports Pat Hickey,
probably won't completely marginalize the print media (sigh).
NPRI unearths more of the comparative tax information from all over the
country that the daily news media seems unable to report.
D. J. Alden makes a persuasive case for Nevada attacking
the challenge of economic diversification.
Readers hail Nevada Journal's reports on property taxes in Incline
Village, bloated public employee retirement benefits and on the poet Longfellow and
Nevada Department of Occupying Space
I thought it was a waste of
our tax money when Congress decided to funnel millions of dollars to the State of Nevada
($73 million so far) so Nevada could oversee and find technical faults with the plan to
sink waste from the nations nuclear power plants in the southern Nevada desert.
And the director of the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects came to
the same conclusion, that spending those dollars overseeing the technical aspects of a
political deal Nevadas congressional delegation is vastly outnumbered by
delegates from states where this waste now sits, awaiting the opening of the Nevada dump
was the wrong approach. So the agency spent the money traveling around the country
drumming up political opposition to the plan..... [more]
Legislative Wheels All Over Again?
The new year begins not
only where the old year left off, but in many ways Nevada starts the new year pretty much
as it started last year and the year before that. For example, Nevada continues to have
behind bars a larger percentage of its population than the percentage of residents
presently behind bars in communist China. .... [more]
D. Dowd Muska
reviews A Place Called Jarbridge -- a book about Elko County's 'Golden
Oldie.' [the review]
With a High-Tax
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