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Key Facts on Nevada’s Spending Problems

Team Storey Cronies Win Again.

And Again. And Again. It looks like another member of Team Storey Cronies will be getting fat stacks thanks to membership in the elite team you aren’t part of. Readers may remember when Storey County took care of Marshall McBride and Ron Gallagher with the Million Dollar Parking Lot. McBride …

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In The Grandstands With AB143

Every election cycle, the political duopoly that runs our country dusts off three or four political footballs. They then toss them around to rile up their base. Gun Control, Abortion, The Death Penalty, DACA, Immigration, The Wall, and the whatever other topic de jour is nearby. Once the pot is …

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Tesla and Panasonic Halt Gigafactory Expansion

Panasonic and Tesla announced they were halting expansion of Storey County’s Gigafactory earlier this month. With weak demand for Tesla vehicles and Tesla’s unmet production commitments, the Japanese manufacturer has effectively pulled the plug on future growth in Storey County. Both Tesla and Panasonic planned to increase capacity at the …

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Gary Hames Removed as Community Development Director

Gary Hames Relieved of Duties The Teller has confirmed that on Thursday, April 18th, Community Development Director Gary Hames was escorted out of the building. County Manager in waiting Austin Osborne appointed Fire Marshall Martin Azevedo acting director. The locks on the building have been changed and all emails and …

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Commissioner Gilman’s Proclamation of Abundance 2.0

Proclamation of Abundance 1.0 In 2014, Commissioner Lance Gilman sent a letter to all Storey County residents proclaiming the abundance of wealth that was being generated at TRIC would be shared with everyone in the county. This letter caused a ripple of excitement to run through the County. According to …

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SCSD School Board Meeting Reveals Surprise

April 10th Storey County School Board Meeting Report Last night I went to the SCSD Board meeting. You can check out the agenda by clicking here. The meeting was perfunctory, but there was one teeny little (big massive) reveal I have suspected for years. Choir, Gifted and Talented Kids On …

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Nevada Public Employee Retirement System Problems

And, Will Storey County have a new County Manager seated on July 1, 2019? Storey County Manager candidate Ron Knecht has another piece about Nevada’s Economy. This time he covers the PERS system and how Nevada taxpayers should be concerned about the fund itself and how it is managed. We …

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Storey County Wants To Raise Taxes

Commissioner Carmona asks the Legislature to give Storey County permission to raise taxes. Readers of the Teller may remember when Commissioner Marshall McBride told legislators that it was unfair for people driving diesel vehicles to avoid paying more taxes than their gasoline-burning counterparts in Storey County (click here to watch …

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