Who Needs This Hassle?

The hurry-up-and-wait attitude of Nevada’s GOP leadership when it comes to installing former state Sen. Sue Lowden into the Chairman’s position continues to astound.
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GOP Fiddles While Nevada Burns

Democrat Rep. Shelly Berkley cast a vote undermining the troops in Iraq, as well as the mission overall, last Friday. The GOP response? Silence.
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Tobacco Regulation Smoke-Screen

Have you ever seen anyone sit down at the breakfast table and pour themselves a big ol’ bowl of cigarettes? Of course not. Why not? Because cigarettes aren’t food, that’s why.
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Diversity Schmersity

The Reno Gazette-Journal features a front-page story today highlighting an education issue of monumental consequence, perhaps even the colossal education issue of our time: Diversity.
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Just Say “No” to the Nolan Tax

Back in 2003, the Nevada Legislature passed the largest tax increase in the state’s history - $833 million worth. They did so without bothering to allow the people an opportunity to vote “yes” or “no” on whether they wanted their taxes raised. Said the Imperial Legislature: “So let it be written, so let it be done.”
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Foot-Draggin’ GOP Party Soldiers

The late, great GOP strategist and political mechanic Lee Atwater lived by the old saying, “When a decision has to be made, make the damned decision and implement it immediately.” Where is Lee Atwater when Nevada Republicans need him most?
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Read Our e-Lips, No New Taxes

Citizen Outreach PAC launched a new online petition yesterday afternoon to all 63 members of the Nevada Legislature urging them to vote “no” on any proposal to put a new tax hike on the ballot without going out and collecting signatures for such a measure the way the rest of us have to. In response, I received the following from Assemblyman Bob Beers (R-Henderson):
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When Unions, Government Run the Hospital

It drips off their tongues like some vulgar, four-letter word. In the minds of union activists it’s every bit as derogatory as the “n-word.” The phrase is “for profit.”
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Guv Urged to Veto Tax Hike Effort

The following letter was hand-delivered to the governor’s office today urging him to veto any legislative effort to put a tax hike on next year’s ballot…
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GOP Senator Calls for Tax Hike

One of Nevada’s Republican state senators who has steadfastly refused to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge called on legislators yesterday to put a tax hike on the ballot next year.
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