Home Issues Reforming Nevada’s burdensome licensing laws could boost employment 8.5 percent, study finds

By Robert Fellner, NPRI director of transparency research.

Nevada‘s onerous and burdensome occupational licensing laws are suppressing jobs for low and moderate income professions at a near national-high rate, according to a just-released study.

 

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Billion dollar increase in Nevada's pension debt will reduce teacher pay, public services

Pension debt is going to take an even bigger chunk out of Nevada’s government budgets in the coming years, forcing cuts in spending that would otherwise go to schools, parks, road repair and public safety.

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Groundhog Day for the Gun Controllers

By Ron Knecht and James Smack – 10Oct.2017
We were greatly saddened and angered by the October 1 attack launched by a terrorist from MGM’s Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on the Route 91 Harvest Festival 2017 music concert.
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Lack of transparency at Tax Department hinders commerce tax repeal debate

By Daniel Honchariw 

When companies get too big to operate efficiently or competently, they go out of business — but in government, such failure actually protects the ever-growing bureaucracy.

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Knecht's Weekly Smack Down - Trump’s Regulatory Reforms Help the Economy, But Not Enough

By Ron Knecht and James Smack – 3Oct.2017
Two recent news stories caught our attention, and they suggest some good news, but ...
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Las Vegas Tragedy Inspires Hope as the Community Comes Together

As we reflect on the tragedy in Las Vegas over the weekend, we at the Libertarian Party of Nevada (LPN) are warmed and heartened by what we witnessed in the aftermath of this horrific event. In the face of terror and tragedy Nevadans and Americans come together to help those in times of despair and need.

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Homelessness in Our Cities

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By Ron Knecht and James Smack

Recently, James went to Portland, Oregon for a concert and to celebrate his 17th wedding anniversary with his lovely wife, Vicki.

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Who is Minding the Store?

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By Ron Knecht and James Smack

Lately, when we tune in or read national political news, it’s virtually the same stuff every day. If you’re watching a left-leaning outlet like CNN or MSNBC, or reading the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today or HuffPost, it’s almost all about either Russia or some leak from the White House.

If you’re watching Fox, it’s almost always about how the deep state is undermining the Trump Administration or the corruption of the Obama Administration.

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Why the State of Emergency on Marijuana?

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By Ron Knecht and James Smack

Sometimes Nevada can be, well, uniquely Nevada.

Perhaps this’s why, in this major fire season and after great amounts of snow and flooding from the melt, a state of emergency was declared. A state of emergency because recreational cannabis dispensaries are running out of weed!

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Warrick Dunn: An Athlete We Can All Look Up To

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By Ron Knecht and James Smack

Many of our readers have probably not heard of Warrick Dunn, former running back for Florida State University and the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons.

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