Responding to a request from State Senator Randolph J. Townsend, R-Reno, the LCB produced a seven-page legal opinion. It upholds the authority of the Nevada Tax Commission—notwithstanding the state's open meeting law—to deliberate and vote in closed meetings when a taxpayer has invoked his statutory confidentiality privileges.
How will Harry Reid
treat your heirs?
Advocates of permanently repealing the federal death tax say they are within two votes of success, and Nevada’s senior U.S. Senator, Harry Reid, could make the difference.
On Tuesday, September 6, the U.S. Senate will reconvene. A vote to stop the filibuster being conducted by liberal Democrats is scheduled to take place then or later in the week.
By James K. Glassman
The American Enterprise
In 1972, architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown wrote a book called Learning from Las Vegas, which celebrated the gambling capital’s architecture. Designers and builders, the authors insisted, should respond to the tastes and desires of “common” folks, as the architects of Las Vegas had.
Learning from Las Vegas created a scandal. In a typical commentary from a cultural journal, the Ohio Review described the book as “dangerous,” and warned that it “inverts the ideas that many have based their professional lives upon. It threatens those things that we use to distinguish the difference between us, the cultured, and them, the vulgar.”
Editor’s note: Early in his career, famed economist Jude Wanniski was a political reporter and columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Today the R-J on published an extensive retrospective on Wanniski’s time with the paper in the 1970s, while George Gilder, in the Wall Street Journal, bid his friend goodbye.
By George Gilder
The Wall Street Journal
As Jude Wanniski knew, and expounded, "Economies are driven not by the dollars in people's pockets but by the ideas in their heads." By that measure, the U.S. economy still rides high on Jude's ideas and Jude -- who for many years wrote editorials on economics for this newspaper -- ranks high on the lists of the world's richest men. As a prime legatee of this wealth, I find it grows ever faster with the passing years. As countries from Russia to New Zealand follow the lead of his low-tax vision, I cherish more and more my winnings and my memories of him.
Continued at: WSJ.com - Commentary: Jude Wanniski, 1936-2005* This article will be available to non-subscribers of the Online Journal for up to seven days after it is e-mailed.
By Valerie Miller
LV Business Press
Out-of-state law firms are moving into Southern Nevada, increasing the competition for lucrative clients and top-notch lawyers, cutting into the clubby atmosphere of the local legal community.
Pain at the pump
By Kevin Rademacher
InBusiness Las Vegas
Three months ago, Las Vegas real estate agent Jason Delk traded in his Nissan Altima for a four-door pickup truck.
The reason was utilitarian. He needed more room for house-hunting families to stretch out, and he often finds himself hauling trash out of homes to make them more salable.
"In my world, I would love to have a more efficient car, but it just doesn't make sense," Delk said last week.
Since that automotive upgrade, however, gasoline prices have been on the move. On June 14, AAA Nevada said the average Las Vegas price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.27. By Aug. 16, that price has jumped to $2.62.
Doctor wait times worsen
By Michelle Swafford
InBusiness Las Vegas
Need a heart, skin or knee checkup -- take a number.
Specialist shortages are a big problem in the Las Vegas Valley and nationally, which can lead to long waits for doctors' appointments.
Compounding the Las Vegas Valley problem is a steady influx of new residents looking for doctors, many of whom are in high demand.
At the end of 2003, when the most recent data became available, Nevada ranked No. 47 out of 50 states and Washington, D.C., with 172 physicians per 100,000 residents, according to the American Medical Association.
Three stories from Steve Jobs
In Silicon Valley they’re still e-mailing around and posting on websites the text of the commencement address that Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered at Stanford in June. It tells the inside story of three traumatic events in Jobs’ life -- dropping out of college, getting fired from Apple Computer and coming down with pancreatic cancer.
from the Stanford Report
I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.
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