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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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Online Journalists Are Real Journalists

By coming forward and disclosing wrongdoing within government or business, whistleblowers stand to lose their jobs, their families or worse. If whistleblowers can’t rely on journalists to maintain their anonymity, we all lose as a society. The most valuable currency we have as journalists is our integrity. I made a promise to my sources and must consider the real prospect of jail time simply because I don’t put ink to paper while reporting. This ruling mixes two parts Kafka with one part Orwell for online journalists.

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State K-12 Spending Up, Results Not Improved

Key Facts on Nevada’s Spending Problems

Guest Column By Ron Knecht – This is the fourth in a series of columns summarizing my Controller’s Annual Report for fiscal year 2018 (FY18). The first two columns showed that since FY06 state spending has grown faster than Nevada’s economy, thus imposing an ever-larger real burden on Nevada families …

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State Health Care Spending: The 900 Pound Gorilla

Key Facts on Nevada’s Spending Problems

State Health Care Spending: The 900 Pound Gorilla Guest Column by Ron Knecht This is the third in a series of columns summarizing my Controller’s Annual Report (CAR) for the fiscal year 2018 (FY18). The first two columns (click here for the first and here for the second) showed that …

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Key Facts on Nevada State Taxes and Other Revenues

Key Facts on Nevada’s Spending Problems

Key Facts on Nevada State Taxes Guest column gracefully written by former Nevada Controller Ron Knecht. This is the second in a series of columns summarizing my Controller’s Annual Report (CAR) for fiscal year 2018 (FY18). Based on the state’s official books and records, the CAR provides Nevada citizens, officials …

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Sunday Word Of The Day – Communication

4150 Out Of 4200 Storey County Residents Agree – Don’t Treat Us Like Mushrooms The Teller remains critical of the way Storey County communicates with its citizens since we started nearly two years ago. The county has a Public Information Officer (County Manager in waiting Austin Osborne) and an actual …

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Sunday Word Of The Day – Outlandish

outlandish | outˈlandiSH | adjective looking or sounding bizarre or unfamiliar: outlandish, brightly colored clothes | the most outlandish ideas. archaic foreign or alien. Storey County is looking for a new County Manager to replace the soon to be retiring Pat Whitten. In an effort to be as transparent as …

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Key Facts on Nevada’s Spending Problems

Key Facts on Nevada’s Spending Problems

A Guest Editorial from Ron Knecht This is the first of a series of columns summarizing my Controller’s Annual Report (CAR) for fiscal year 2018 (FY18).  Based on the state’s official books and records, the CAR provides Nevada citizens, officials and others a summary of key facts, data, analysis and …

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Sunday Word of the Day – Praise

Praise

praise verb the police praised Pauline for her courage in confronting the thieves: COMMEND, express admiration for, applaud, pay tribute to, speak highly of, eulogize, compliment, congratulate, sing the praises of, rave about, go into raptures about, heap praise on, wax lyrical about, make much of, pat on the back, …

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