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SB287 Freedom Of Information Needs your Help

Please Call Our Elected Officials To Keep Access To Information Accessible Storey County Commissioner Jay Carmona recently decried The Teller and BardeBlog as the source of vexatious public record requests costing the county $100,000 in 2018 alone. He then said he and the County are considering steps to discourage the reckless behavior of …

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The Curious Case of Gary Hames. Again

Or, Having Friends In High Places Is Better Than Talent In Storey County I tell people I run a news site that focuses on, among other things, the political apparati of Storey County. I like say I am always busy and never surprised by the lengths and depths our fearless …

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Why and How Public Record Requests Benefit Everyone

Public Record Requests; Good and Good For You I have gotten a lot of grief over the past couple of days since Commissioner Jay Carmona announced that “one or two” people have cost the county $100,000 because of vexatious public record requests. After the meeting, he qualified his statement by …

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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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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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