In Depth, Right-Thinking Post-SOTS Analysis

On January 25, 2011, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

They said it couldn’t be done. Indeed, they were saying it throughout the campaign season. No way, no how could you balance Nevada’s budget without tax hikes. But as the saying goes, those who say something can’t be done ought to get out of the way of those who are doing it. Last night, Gov. […]

 

The Voucher Shot Heard ‘round the State

On January 25, 2011, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

This week is National School Choice Week, and in his State of the State address Monday night, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval called for “more parental choice,” including “vouchers to make private school education a possibility for more families.” To which Steve Sebelius of SlashPolitics wrote: “On education, Sandoval mentioned vouchers for private schools, but not […]

 

Protected: Quick Post-SOTS Assessment/Observations

On January 24, 2011, in Silver State Confidential, by Chuck Muth

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Truckers Not Part of Tax-Hike Coalition

On January 24, 2011, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

As it turns out, that “construction industry” group announced with much fanfare last week calling for tax hikes to fund public works construction projects included at least one member of the coalition that, well, never agreed to be a member. Paul Enos, lobbyist for the trucking industry in Nevada, issued the following statement this morning: […]

 

GOP Legislators: Dude, Where’s My Backbone?

On January 24, 2011, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

What in the world are Republicans in the Nevada Legislature waiting for…a written invitation? Look, our Republican governor will tonight deliver his first State of the State address in which he will affirm that the state’s budget must be balanced with existing tax revenues. NO – NEW – TAXES. Or fees. But as Steve Sebelius […]

 

School Choice without Choice

On January 24, 2011, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

It’s national School Choice Week this week, and in a recent op/ed published by the LVRJ, Clark County School Superintendent Dwight Jones wrote that “School choice is far more than charter schools, and in order to meet all students’ needs, we must provide as many avenues to education as possible. Mr. Jones notes that “Nevada’s […]

 

Whiny Teacher

On January 24, 2011, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

Clark County teacher Nancy O. Agustin inked a letter-to-the-editor which was published in the LVRJ in which she whines that teachers did not get a pay raise last fall while thousands upon thousands of Nevadans in the private sector were losing their jobs altogether. Ms. Agustin said that she and her colleagues felt “insulted” and […]

 

Spelling Tax in Nevada: F-E-E

On January 24, 2011, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

Last week, Nevada’s government bureaucrats jacked up certain “fees” (taxes) charged to operate a medical facility through the roof. The cost to run a hospital in rural Nevada is jumping from $1,500 to almost $10,000! The fee for urban hospitals is jumping from $10,000 to almost $15,000. The revenue from these fees (taxes) is earmarked […]

 

Chicken Lady was Right

On January 24, 2011, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

Last spring, Sue Lowden’s campaign for the U.S. Senate jumped off the tracks over comments she made about negotiating for less expensive heath care with your doctor by paying cash. The point was twisted to make it look like Lowden was promoting paying “chickens for check-ups” in this modern era as an alternative to ObamaCare. […]

 

CPAC Committing Hari Kari by Allowing Conservative Menace In?

On January 23, 2011, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

(Chuck Muth) – On Friday, Sen. Jim DeMint announced that he was joining a boycott of the oldest, largest, most successful annual conservative conference in the universe next month: CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference). Why? Because out of a hundred or so sponsors and vendors covering an exhibit hall the size of a football field […]