Nevada Appeal: Bills seek to make Nev. the destination for entrepreneurs

Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno, is shepherding a package of bills he says is designed to make Nevada the destination for entrepreneurs. “The idea broadly is to look at our economic development efforts with a renewed emphasis on what we can… Read More

Kieckhefer Announces Entrepreneurship and Startup Initiative

  March 22, 2017 (Carson City, NV) – Senator Ben Kieckhefer (R-Reno) introduced a legislative package Tuesday, March 21, 2017 to strengthen Nevada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and ensure Nevada is the destination of choice for business startups and entrepreneurs. The package… Read More

Fulfilling The Promise We Made To Our Heroes

The Nevada Office of Veterans Services counts up to 300,000 veterans, active service members, and their family members as Nevadans, and the Legislature has taken strides to make Nevada the most veteran-friendly state in the nation. It’s a noble goal,… Read More

Blueprint for an Expensive, Unaccountable Government

Nevada Democrats this week unveiled their legislative agenda. They call it a blueprint. And it certainly is. It’s a blueprint for building a more expensive and less accountable government. Below are the Top 5 bills Democrats introduced so far that… Read More

Little Valley Fire Alert

Following months of investigation, the independent report on the Little Valley Fire was released. Please click here to find a copy of the report. I’ll be reviewing it closely over the coming days. More information: 4 months after Little Valley… Read More

Senate Republicans Offer a Pathway Forward for All Nevadans

While partisan fights always dominate headlines, please know that the Nevada Senate Republicans remains focused on advancing policies to help everyone in our state. Our efforts this session include improvements to education, protecting Nevada’s children and seniors, supporting private sector… Read More

In defense of Incline Village residents, Sen. Kieckhefer not supporting property-tax cap relief for local governments

Nevada NewsMakers By Ray Hagar A coalition of local governments is reportedly preparing to persuade the Nevada Legislature into giving them some relief on a decade-old property-tax cap law. Sparks Mayor Geno Martini, for example, addressed the issue in his… Read More

Blog: Takeaways from Week One of Pre-Session Budget Hearings

As we wrap up the first week of pre-session budget hearings, here are several takeaways that are worth note: Rainy Day Fund Putting money back into the state’s Rainy Day Fund is one of the best parts of the Governor’s… Read More

REVIEW JOURNAL: Hundreds brave cold at Nevada capitol to rally in support of school choice

CARSON CITY — Several hundred students, parents, lawmakers and school choice advocates braved chilly temperatures here Wednesday to celebrate National School Choice Week. Students played music, danced and cheered in the open space next to the Legislative Building, where school… Read More

REVIEW JOURNAL: Millions of dollars in Nevada medical overpayments could be due to fraud

By BEN BOTKIN LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL CARSON CITY — The state Department of Health and Human Services overpaid between $3.5 million and $4.3 million to providers for individuals with intellectual disabilities, a state audit has found. The Legislative Commission’s Audit… Read More