Monthly Archives: December 2011

Nevada Clips 12.2.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ – Institute defends challenge to public employees’ right to serve in Legislature – LINK
  • RJ – Sebelius: It’s long past time to stop ignoring the constitution – LINK
  • LV Sun – Obama campaign takes aim at Romney – LINK
  • LV Sun – Ralston: NPRI has political motive, but is right on the law – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Chuck Muth: Hey, Mitt, what did you do in the Great Ideology War? – LINK

CONGRESS

  • RJ – Heller’s plan to bring sailors’ remains back to U.S. hits roadblock – LINK
  • LV Sun – Payroll tax cut proposals die, but debate over what the rich should pay rages on – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Mark Amodei: Claim that GOP is anti-entitlement is pure fantasy – LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ – Letter: Pipeline plan vital to the future of Las Vegas – LINK
  • RJ – Deadly force: Training, transparency can reduce police shootings – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: The unborn need to be represented – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: U.S. on a fiscal spiral downward – LINK
  • RGJ – Editorial: Slower service won’t help the Postal Service survive – LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ – Zappos becoming downtown’s magnet for startups – LINK
  • LV Sun – Station Casinos takes back reins on its restaurants – LINK
  • LV Sun – Closed Atrium Suites hotel may be sold – LINK
  • LV Sun – Forbes lists Las Vegas company as one of America’s most promising – LINK
  • LV Sun – McCarran traffic hits high in October – LINK
  • LV Sun – Report confirms improvement in Las Vegas job market – LINK
  • RGJ – Rebuilding after Caughlin Fire won’t save construction industry – LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ – North Las Vegas celebrates grand opening of new city hall – LINK
  • LV Sun – Las Vegas ranks 10th among saddest cities – LINK
  • RGJ – Reno tentatively approves new voting wards over NAACP leader’s objection – LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times – Idea of splitting county gains momentum – LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times – Nye County line moved repeatedly in history – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Nevada Tax Collections Remain On Track Overall Despite Gaming Volatility – LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • RJ – New members to study energy-transmission issues – LINK
  • LV Sun – Energy task force named – LINK
  • RGJ – Group: BLM ecological study ignored environmental effects of grazing – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Richard Bryan: Guard against possible Yucca Mountain revival – LINK
  • Ely Times – Substation will help bring on wind generation – LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ – UNLV officials now planning a 50,000-seat stadium – LINK
  • LV Sun – Negotiations extended for UNLV stadium project – LINK
  • AP – Nevada university regents make decision today on tuition hike – LINK
  • RGJ – Board of Regents urges ACT for all high school juniors, might require it for college – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Nevada Improves Data Collection To Measure Student Achievement, Still Faces Access Challenges – LINK

Hartmann: Massive Strike Shuts Down UK – Winter of Discontent?

Ari Berman, The Nation Magazine, joins Thom Hartmann. Massive labor strikes rocked the U.K. today – as public workers took to the streets to protest ongoing austerity measures. Last year – the Conservative government passed a slew of austerity measures – laying off public workers – cutting back on pensions – and ending social welfare programs – claiming it was what needed to happen to get the British economy back on track. A year later – the British economy still hasn’t grown – and now the government is calling for more austerity. In response – over two million civil servants are protesting. Schools, hospitals, airports, courts, and government buildings are all being affected by the strike – which is the largest in over a generation in the U.K. since the “Winter of Discontent.” According to the Guardian – 19,000 out of 21,700 schools in England and Wales are closed or partially closed – and roughly 6,000 non-urgent operations have been cancelled …. Watch the Broadcast

Is the IRS Looking for You?

It’s not often that Nevada taxpayers might be glad to know the Internal Revenue Service is trying to track them down, but that’s the case for hundreds of them today.

The IRS announced today that it is attempting to return undelivered refunds to 1,501 taxpayers in Nevada. The refunds were returned to the IRS due to mailing address errors, government officials said in a news release.

The Nevada taxpayers who didn’t receive their checks, including 1,238 in Clark County, are owed a total of $2.7 million. Nationwide, 99,123 taxpayers are due refund checks, with an average refund of $1,547.

Taxpayers can find out if they’re owed an overdue refund by accessing the “Where’s My Refund?” tool on IRS.gov. A telephone version of the service is available at 800-829-1954.

Nevada Clips 12.1.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ – Lawsuit targets public employees serving in Legislature – LINK
  • RJ – Republicans rap Berkley’s husband for investing in foreclosed homes – LINK
  • LV Sun – Conservative group sues to ban public employees from the Legislature – LINK
  • AP – Group files suit challenging the ability of public employees to serve in the legislature – LINK
  • RGJ – State Sen. Lee says it again: Harry Reid did not ask him to drop out of congressional race – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Suit: Senator can’t also hold PUC job – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Nevada Think Tank Files Court Complaint Challenging Ability Of Government Employees To Serve In Legislature – LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ – Letter: End of ‘Viva Elvis’ show not a big surprise – LINK
  • RJ – Unintended consequences – LINK
  • RJ – A hog-killin’ time – LINK
  • LV Sun – Las Vegas has become a great rodeo town — and it should stay that way well – LINK
  • LV Sun – Las Vegas is the perfect fit for the rodeo – LINK
  • LV Sun – After 30 years of AIDS, people under 30 face greatest risk – LINK
  • LV Sun – Michael Gaughan: ‘It’s great for us, it’s great for them’ – LINK
  • RGJ – Editorial: It’s time to shut the doors to university’s fire academy – LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ – Southern Nevada economic index augurs flat growth – LINK
  • RJ – Survey war: Study disses Nevada but some question analysis – LINK
  • RJ – Macau gaming revenues up 33 percent in November – LINK
  • RJ – Stock market surge boosts casino stocks – LINK
  • LV Sun – Key stakeholders gather to map out Nevada tourism efforts – LINK
  • LV Sun – Resorts’ brands are all in for the go-round that is NFR – LINK
  • LV Sun – Las Vegas’ gold buckle — the NFR — is likely here to stay – LINK
  • LV Sun – UNLV forecast says economy will remain flat – LINK
  • AP – Top Nevada marketer: Businesses, casinos need to agree – LINK
  • Lahontan Valley News – Nevada finishes dead last in opportunity index – LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ – BETTER OVERSIGHT, CHECKS ON PROBLEM OFFICERS COULD REDUCE POLICE USE OF DEADLY FORCE – LINK
  • RJ – Nevada agrees with California to make run at ’22 Olympics – LINK
  • RJ – Judge upholds Wagner victory in North Las Vegas election – LINK
  • RJ – Commissioners to discuss tweaking ethics policy – LINK
  • RJ – No matter what he does, Josh Reid can’t shake father’s shadow – LINK
  • RJ – Challenge of police inquest policy argued in federal court – LINK
  • LV Sun – Judge rules Wagner rightful winner in NLV council election – LINK
  • LV Sun – IRS after Nevada taxpayers — to give them money – LINK
  • AP – Report: Nevada last place in anti-smoking funding – LINK
  • AP – Krolicki: 2022 Olympics in Tahoe ‘very tangible’- LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune – Leaders Quibble Over Kibble – LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • LV Sun – Consumer advocates: Smart meters could increase electric rates – LINK
  • RGJ – Erosion concerns after Caughlin Fire have experts racing to beat winter rain – LINK
  • RGJ – Despite ban being lifted, BLM has no plans to sell wild horses for slaughter – LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ – Memo outlines possible teacher layoffs – LINK
  • RJ – New commission at UNR will focus on university’s future – LINK
  • LV Sun – Principals warned of layoffs if teachers union wins arbitration – LINK
  • RGJ – Regents to consider 5-13 percent tuition increase for Nevada colleges – LINK