School district officials went before the Legislature’s tax committees last week and cried poverty. Talk about déjà vu all over again.
Victor Joecks is a Review-Journal columnist who explores and explains policy issues three days a week in the Opinion section. Previously he served as the executive vice president of the Nevada Policy Research Institute. Victor is also a staff sergeant in Nevada National Guard. Originally from Washington state, Victor received his bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College.
The third week of the Legislature is rolling along, and it’s already Day 16 of the 2017 Legislative Session. Here’s what to watch for:
It’s the start of the third week of the 2017 Legislative Session, and Day 15 is going to be busy.
Earlier this month, President Donald Trump tapped Vice President Mike Pence to head up a commission on voter fraud. Pence should start his investigation right here in Nevada, where the motto of our voter registration system might as well be “Trust, don’t verify.”
It’s Day 12 of the 2017 Legislative Session. It’s the second Friday of the session, and like last Friday, it’ll be a light day for lawmakers.
If you prefer ignorance on policy issues and politicians, do the rest of us a favor: don’t vote.
It’s Day 11 of the 2017 Legislative Session. It’ll be a full day of committee hearings with bills on a wide variety of subjects.
It’s Day 10 of the 2017 Legislative Session. Lawmakers have now introduced over 400 bills. They’re voting bills out of committee and even giving bills floor votes.
It’s Valentine’s Day, but don’t expect everything to be roses on Day 9 of the 2017 Legislative Session.
It’s Day 8 of the 2017 Legislative Session, and the start of the second week. Committees are getting into a groove, and lawmakers are working with the Legislative Counsel Bureau to perfect language on bills they want to introduce.
CARSON CITY — It’d sure be nice to be able to vote yourself a pay raise. That’s what Assemblyman Steve Yeager, D-Las Vegas, wants to do with his recently introduced Assembly Bill 121.
A proposal aimed at ensuring men and women receive equal pay isn’t just unnecessary. It creates a pathway to punish political opponents.
It’s the fifth day of the 2017 Legislative Session, and it’s finally Friday. Yes, legislators and lobbyists are just as excited as the rest of us. Here’s what to watch for.
It was only an opening skirmish, but Thursday’s hearing in Senate Finance previewed how desperate liberals are to stop Education Savings Accounts, Nevada’s groundbreaking school-choice program.