Archive for May, 2009

Nevada’s 75th Legislative Session Wraps-Up

I don’t think there is anyone who would say that this year’s legislative Session was boring by any means. Truthfully, I’ve never seen or been a part of a legislative session that was–it’s always interesting and sometimes entertaining!Nevada’s 75th Legislative Session turned into one of the most important legislative sessions since 2003, when then Governor Kenny Guinn had to sign an $800 million dollar tax increase. I was fortunate enough to be serving my Public Service Internship in Governor Guinn’s office during the 2003 legislative session. One of the most remarkable things I witnessed while serving in Governor Guinn’s office, was his steadfast and unwavering leadership. As a 26 year old, you can’t help but be a little star-struck at watching the Governor walk into the office everyday, but I think I was more amazed at how calm, cool, and collected the Governor was during such a stressful time. › Continue reading

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Saturday, May 30th, 2009 Government Comments Off on Nevada’s 75th Legislative Session Wraps-Up

Guantanamo Bay Prison Hotel Resort & Spa

How apropos the title of today’s commentary…I mean if I was a terrorist I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be! There are some great views of the mountainside and on a sunny day you can even hear a few birds chirping! › Continue reading

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Thursday, May 21st, 2009 Government Comments Off on Guantanamo Bay Prison Hotel Resort & Spa

Enabling Legislation…Would Lincoln Approve?

I was reminded today while following up on some bills passed by the legislature of that old saying, “all government is local.” The reason I thought about this was because one of the bills passed by the Nevada State Legislature was SB 201. A summary of the bill reads:

AN ACT relating to taxation; authorizing certain counties to impose additional taxes on fuels for motor vehicles; providing for the administration, allocation, disbursement and use of the additional taxes; exempting the sale of revenue bonds secured by county fuel taxes from certain requirements; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. › Continue reading

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Monday, May 18th, 2009 Government Comments Off on Enabling Legislation…Would Lincoln Approve?

Jack Kemp…Just a Great Guy!

What a week it was…America lost so much! Las Vegas lost an icon in Danny Gans, Hollywood lost Dom Deluise, and Republicans like myself lost a great man in Jack Kemp! › Continue reading

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Saturday, May 9th, 2009 Human Interest Comments Off on Jack Kemp…Just a Great Guy!

The Fragility of Life

Many of you may have heard the news that renowned Las Vegas Entertainer Danny Gans recently passed away. Like many, I was deeply shocked and saddened to hear of this loss. All too often in life, someone so very remarkable is taken away from us too early. › Continue reading

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Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 Human Interest Comments Off on The Fragility of Life
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