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Heller on hot seat over GOP health care bill

June 23rd, 2017

Sen. Dean Heller doesn’t want to pull the rug out too fast from under Nevadans who rely on Medicaid for health insurance. But he still wants to pull the rug out. We’re talking about 81,000 Nevadans losing Medicaid. The Congressional Budget Office also says about 138,000 Nevadans total will lose insurance. And what about people with pre-existing conditions? The Republican plan is to...Read More >>

ADA lawsuits might actually do some good

June 23rd, 2017

In regard to your June 18 editorial on ADA lawsuits: I agree that no one should be able to sue businesses over ADA noncompliance to make money. It hurts all of us. However, business owners need to assess just how friendly their businesses are to the more than 26 million seriously handicapped people in this country. We purchase goods and services too. I would like to challenge the able-bodied m...Read More >>

Quite whining if you didn’t go the polls

June 23rd, 2017

Imagine. You’re far from home and you’re famished, even weak with hunger. There is only one restaurant in the area and your car is sitting on empty. Imagine. You are seated in the restaurant and instead of bringing you a menu your waitperson brings you a plate of food. You point out that you hadn’t ordered yet. The server tells you, “This is all we serve. Eat it or go h...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Donald Trump looks to save money by modernizing the federal government

June 23rd, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made headlines earlier this month when he stepped down from two of Donald Trump’s business advisory councils in the wake of the president’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accords. But if Musk thought his stance would trigger a larger trend of Trump avoidance among the nation’s CEOs, it appears he was mistaken. Earlier this week, the heads of 1...Read More >>

BLOG: Once again, we’re wondering: Does Dean Heller support Planned Parenthood?

June 23rd, 2017

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller made news this morning when he came out against the Republican health care reform bill being debated in the Senate, saying it would hurt millions in America and thousands in Nevada who are newly eligible for Medicaid. But he said something else that was downright … mystifying. Heller has already gotten himself in trouble with respect to Planned Parenthood, telling a...Read More >>

BLOG: Once again, we’re wondering: Does Dean Heller support Planned Parenthood?

June 23rd, 2017

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller made news this morning when he came out against the Republican health care reform bill being debated in the Senate, saying it would hurt millions in America and thousands in Nevada who are newly eligible for Medicaid. But he said something else that was downright … mystifying. Heller has already gotten himself in trouble with respect to Planned Parenthood, telling a...Read More >>

BLOG: Once again, we’re wondering: Does Dean Heller support Planned Parenthood?

June 23rd, 2017

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller made news this morning when he came out against the Republican health care reform bill being debated in the Senate, saying it would hurt millions in America and thousands in Nevada who are newly eligible for Medicaid. But he said something else that was downright … mystifying. Heller has already gotten himself in trouble with respect to Planned Parenthood, telling a...Read More >>

BLOG: Once again, we’re wondering: Does Dean Heller support Planned Parenthood?

June 23rd, 2017

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller made news this morning when he came out against the Republican health care reform bill being debated in the Senate, saying it would hurt millions in America and thousands in Nevada who are newly eligible for Medicaid. But he said something else that was downright … mystifying. Heller has already gotten himself in trouble with respect to Planned Parenthood, telling a...Read More >>

BLOG: Once again, we’re wondering: Does Dean Heller support Planned Parenthood?

June 23rd, 2017

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller made news this morning when he came out against the Republican health care reform bill being debated in the Senate, saying it would hurt millions in America and thousands in Nevada who are newly eligible for Medicaid. But he said something else that was downright … mystifying. Heller has already gotten himself in trouble with respect to Planned Parenthood, telling a...Read More >>

COMMENTARY: Success of school district reorganization will depend on a change of culture

June 23rd, 2017

It is fashionable to critique the Clark County School District. You hear it all around the community — there is always one malady or another afflicting our schools, and whatever good happens is not good enough. Ultimately, this means legislators impose new mandates on the district, and the district staff feels beleaguered. My own role as chairman of the Community Implementation Council i...Read More >>

COMMENTARY: Success of school district reorganization will depend on a change of culture

June 23rd, 2017

It is fashionable to critique the Clark County School District. You hear it all around the community — there is always one malady or another afflicting our schools, and whatever good happens is not good enough. Ultimately, this means legislators impose new mandates on the district, and the district staff feels beleaguered. My own role as chairman of the Community Implementation Council i...Read More >>

COMMENTARY: Success of school district reorganization will depend on a change of culture

June 23rd, 2017

It is fashionable to critique the Clark County School District. You hear it all around the community — there is always one malady or another afflicting our schools, and whatever good happens is not good enough. Ultimately, this means legislators impose new mandates on the district, and the district staff feels beleaguered. My own role as chairman of the Community Implementation Council i...Read More >>

COMMENTARY: Success of school district reorganization will depend on a change of culture

June 23rd, 2017

It is fashionable to critique the Clark County School District. You hear it all around the community — there is always one malady or another afflicting our schools, and whatever good happens is not good enough. Ultimately, this means legislators impose new mandates on the district, and the district staff feels beleaguered. My own role as chairman of the Community Implementation Council i...Read More >>

COMMENTARY: Success of school district reorganization will depend on a change of culture

June 23rd, 2017

It is fashionable to critique the Clark County School District. You hear it all around the community — there is always one malady or another afflicting our schools, and whatever good happens is not good enough. Ultimately, this means legislators impose new mandates on the district, and the district staff feels beleaguered. My own role as chairman of the Community Implementation Council i...Read More >>

COMMENTARY: Success of school district reorganization will depend on a change of culture

June 23rd, 2017

It is fashionable to critique the Clark County School District. You hear it all around the community — there is always one malady or another afflicting our schools, and whatever good happens is not good enough. Ultimately, this means legislators impose new mandates on the district, and the district staff feels beleaguered. My own role as chairman of the Community Implementation Council i...Read More >>

Republican chicanery explains party’s dominance in today’s political world

June 22nd, 2017

Wayne Allyn Root’s Sunday column blaming Democrats for basically rigging the elections while intimating that Republicans are innocent lambs is the biggest load of hogwash I have yet to read in the Review-Journal. What Mr. Root appears to forget is that Republicans have been illegally purging legitimate voters from the poll lists, have gerrymandered districts in curious fashions to discou...Read More >>

Low-wage companies a drain on the Nevada economy

June 22nd, 2017

This past session, the Nevada Legislature passed a modest increase in the minimum wage that Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed. He worried that a minimum wage hike would hurt small Nevada businesses. But the greatest threats to small local businesses are giant out-of-state mega-corporations. Let’s take “Mega-Lo-Mart” as a hypothetical example. In part because they pay low wages and o...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Republicans win two more special House elections

June 22nd, 2017

Democrats lost two more U.S. House elections on Tuesday, one in Georgia and the other in South Carolina. The pundit class cast the high-profile Georgia race as a referendum on Donald Trump and a potential harbinger of Republican electoral difficulties in 2018. Democrats and outside liberal interest groups poured millions into the contest, putting on hold their aversion to money in politics. In...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Senate Republicans walking fine line with health care proposal

June 22nd, 2017

Senate Republicans unveiled their health care bill on Thursday. The question now becomes whether this obvious effort to court more moderate members of the party will erode the support necessary for passage. The legislation differs in many ways from the House version and will no doubt undergo a transformation in the next few weeks as various interests delve into the details. Even the president ...Read More >>

COMMENTARY: Is government lending out of control?

June 22nd, 2017

Among the many things it does, the federal government is one of the nation’s largest lenders. It lends to farmers, homeowners, students, small businesses, exporters and rural electric utilities, among others. Altogether, there are more than 100 loan programs administered by 20 agencies overseeing lending worth $3.4 trillion in fiscal 2015. That’s up from $1.5 trillion in 2007. Thes...Read More >>

Steve Sisolak says he’ll run to the center in a Democratic bid for governor of Nevada

June 22nd, 2017

Republicans may be readying a conservative to be their 2018 gubernatorial nominee, but it looks like Democrats will have a moderate among their choices. On Thursday, Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak announced what had long been rumored: He intends to run for governor of Nevada in the election that’s now about 500 days away. “I’m obviously a Democrat,” said...Read More >>

Republican chicanery explains party’s dominance in today’s political world

June 22nd, 2017

Wayne Allyn Root’s Sunday column blaming Democrats for basically rigging the elections while intimating that Republicans are innocent lambs is the biggest load of hogwash I have yet to read in the Review-Journal. What Mr. Root appears to forget is that Republicans have been illegally purging legitimate voters from the poll lists, have gerrymandered districts in curious fashions to discou...Read More >>

Low-wage companies a drain on the Nevada economy

June 22nd, 2017

This past session, the Nevada Legislature passed a modest increase in the minimum wage that Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed. He worried that a minimum wage hike would hurt small Nevada businesses. But the greatest threats to small local businesses are giant out-of-state mega-corporations. Let’s take “Mega-Lo-Mart” as a hypothetical example. In part because they pay low wages and o...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Republicans win two more special House elections

June 22nd, 2017

Democrats lost two more U.S. House elections on Tuesday, one in Georgia and the other in South Carolina. The pundit class cast the high-profile Georgia race as a referendum on Donald Trump and a potential harbinger of Republican electoral difficulties in 2018. Democrats and outside liberal interest groups poured millions into the contest, putting on hold their aversion to money in politics. In...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Senate Republicans walking fine line with health care proposal

June 22nd, 2017

Senate Republicans unveiled their health care bill on Thursday. The question now becomes whether this obvious effort to court more moderate members of the party will erode the support necessary for passage. The legislation differs in many ways from the House version and will no doubt undergo a transformation in the next few weeks as various interests delve into the details. Even the president ...Read More >>

COMMENTARY: Is government lending out of control?

June 22nd, 2017

Among the many things it does, the federal government is one of the nation’s largest lenders. It lends to farmers, homeowners, students, small businesses, exporters and rural electric utilities, among others. Altogether, there are more than 100 loan programs administered by 20 agencies overseeing lending worth $3.4 trillion in fiscal 2015. That’s up from $1.5 trillion in 2007. Thes...Read More >>

Steve Sisolak says he’ll run to the center in a Democratic bid for governor of Nevada

June 22nd, 2017

Republicans may be readying a conservative to be their 2018 gubernatorial nominee, but it looks like Democrats will have a moderate among their choices. On Thursday, Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak announced what had long been rumored: He intends to run for governor of Nevada in the election that’s now about 500 days away. “I’m obviously a Democrat,” said...Read More >>

Republican chicanery explains party’s dominance in today’s political world

June 22nd, 2017

Wayne Allyn Root’s Sunday column blaming Democrats for basically rigging the elections while intimating that Republicans are innocent lambs is the biggest load of hogwash I have yet to read in the Review-Journal. What Mr. Root appears to forget is that Republicans have been illegally purging legitimate voters from the poll lists, have gerrymandered districts in curious fashions to discou...Read More >>

Low-wage companies a drain on the Nevada economy

June 22nd, 2017

This past session, the Nevada Legislature passed a modest increase in the minimum wage that Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed. He worried that a minimum wage hike would hurt small Nevada businesses. But the greatest threats to small local businesses are giant out-of-state mega-corporations. Let’s take “Mega-Lo-Mart” as a hypothetical example. In part because they pay low wages and o...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Republicans win two more special House elections

June 22nd, 2017

Democrats lost two more U.S. House elections on Tuesday, one in Georgia and the other in South Carolina. The pundit class cast the high-profile Georgia race as a referendum on Donald Trump and a potential harbinger of Republican electoral difficulties in 2018. Democrats and outside liberal interest groups poured millions into the contest, putting on hold their aversion to money in politics. In...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Senate Republicans walking fine line with health care proposal

June 22nd, 2017

Senate Republicans unveiled their health care bill on Thursday. The question now becomes whether this obvious effort to court more moderate members of the party will erode the support necessary for passage. The legislation differs in many ways from the House version and will no doubt undergo a transformation in the next few weeks as various interests delve into the details. Even the president ...Read More >>

COMMENTARY: Is government lending out of control?

June 22nd, 2017

Among the many things it does, the federal government is one of the nation’s largest lenders. It lends to farmers, homeowners, students, small businesses, exporters and rural electric utilities, among others. Altogether, there are more than 100 loan programs administered by 20 agencies overseeing lending worth $3.4 trillion in fiscal 2015. That’s up from $1.5 trillion in 2007. Thes...Read More >>

Steve Sisolak says he’ll run to the center in a Democratic bid for governor of Nevada

June 22nd, 2017

Republicans may be readying a conservative to be their 2018 gubernatorial nominee, but it looks like Democrats will have a moderate among their choices. On Thursday, Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak announced what had long been rumored: He intends to run for governor of Nevada in the election that’s now about 500 days away. “I’m obviously a Democrat,” said...Read More >>

Republican chicanery explains party’s dominance in today’s political world

June 22nd, 2017

Wayne Allyn Root’s Sunday column blaming Democrats for basically rigging the elections while intimating that Republicans are innocent lambs is the biggest load of hogwash I have yet to read in the Review-Journal. What Mr. Root appears to forget is that Republicans have been illegally purging legitimate voters from the poll lists, have gerrymandered districts in curious fashions to discou...Read More >>

Low-wage companies a drain on the Nevada economy

June 22nd, 2017

This past session, the Nevada Legislature passed a modest increase in the minimum wage that Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed. He worried that a minimum wage hike would hurt small Nevada businesses. But the greatest threats to small local businesses are giant out-of-state mega-corporations. Let’s take “Mega-Lo-Mart” as a hypothetical example. In part because they pay low wages and o...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Republicans win two more special House elections

June 22nd, 2017

Democrats lost two more U.S. House elections on Tuesday, one in Georgia and the other in South Carolina. The pundit class cast the high-profile Georgia race as a referendum on Donald Trump and a potential harbinger of Republican electoral difficulties in 2018. Democrats and outside liberal interest groups poured millions into the contest, putting on hold their aversion to money in politics. In...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Senate Republicans walking fine line with health care proposal

June 22nd, 2017

Senate Republicans unveiled their health care bill on Thursday. The question now becomes whether this obvious effort to court more moderate members of the party will erode the support necessary for passage. The legislation differs in many ways from the House version and will no doubt undergo a transformation in the next few weeks as various interests delve into the details. Even the president ...Read More >>

COMMENTARY: Is government lending out of control?

June 22nd, 2017

Among the many things it does, the federal government is one of the nation’s largest lenders. It lends to farmers, homeowners, students, small businesses, exporters and rural electric utilities, among others. Altogether, there are more than 100 loan programs administered by 20 agencies overseeing lending worth $3.4 trillion in fiscal 2015. That’s up from $1.5 trillion in 2007. Thes...Read More >>

Steve Sisolak says he’ll run to the center in a Democratic bid for governor of Nevada

June 22nd, 2017

Republicans may be readying a conservative to be their 2018 gubernatorial nominee, but it looks like Democrats will have a moderate among their choices. On Thursday, Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak announced what had long been rumored: He intends to run for governor of Nevada in the election that’s now about 500 days away. “I’m obviously a Democrat,” said...Read More >>

Republican chicanery explains party’s dominance in today’s political world

June 22nd, 2017

Wayne Allyn Root’s Sunday column blaming Democrats for basically rigging the elections while intimating that Republicans are innocent lambs is the biggest load of hogwash I have yet to read in the Review-Journal. What Mr. Root appears to forget is that Republicans have been illegally purging legitimate voters from the poll lists, have gerrymandered districts in curious fashions to discou...Read More >>