House passes bipartisan bill to fix Medicare doctor payments
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate.
New chamber tax study sparks harsh words from Sandoval
The debate over taxes continued in the Nevada Legislature on Thursday, with Gov. Brian Sandoval slamming the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce over a new study that criticized his proposal for a business license fee to raise money for public education.
State-proposed ‘Victory Schools’ for impoverished areas need flexibility
If Nevada ends up designating so-called “Victory Schools” for high-poverty areas of the Silver State, there won’t be a one-size-fits all model for improving them. That’s why all Victory schools need the flexibility to create plans for improvements and using the funding, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga, said Thursday.
Mayor Goodman, not former cop Anthony, gets backing from cops’ union
Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s most recent mailer reminded voters that she has received the endorsment of the cops’ union, the first of what probably will be many hard-hiting fliers before the upcoming election.
Reid won’t seek re-election to Senate in 2016
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid announced Friday that he will not seek re-election, a decision that signals the oncoming end of an era in Nevada and scrambles the political landscape in the state and in the nation’s capital.
EDITORIAL: Legislature must let Uber operate in Nevada
If Nevada lawmakers are serious about attracting more high-tech companies to the state, about lifting the state’s entrepreneurial profile and appealing to the 21st-century workforce they claim they want to create, they’ll pass legislation that allows one of the country’s most innovative industries to operate here.
SEBELIUS: Sandoval calls Chamber out on tax issue
Gov. Brian Sandoval today released the strongest statement of his tenure in office, after the Tax Foundation criticized his bid to raise the business license fee.
LETTER: ‘None of the above’ in mayor’s race
The Review-Journal is to be commended for refusing to endorse any candidate for mayor. Most residents of Las Vegas take no interest in politics, and it shows. For the most part, our elected officials lack the skills, talent and vision to hold key positions in government.