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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Explosion Rocks The Delta Saloon

An explosion rocked downtown Virginia City just after 9:00 am this morning at the Delta Saloon. The blast appeared to be centered in an upstairs kitchen facing B Street and blew out the Delta’s windows on C Street. No Injuries In The Blast “Luckily, no one appears to have been …

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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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Gilman v. Toll

Surprise Court Order Cancels Journalist Hearing

Is Sam Toll A Reporter? Judge Rules Yes. Readers of The Teller are aware of the upcoming hearing to determine if The Teller’s editor Sam Toll is a journalist and if The Teller is a modern day equivalent of a newspaper. The hearing was originally set for December 20th. It …

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Storey County Taxable Sales Continue Nosedive

December 2018 Report Shows Twelfth Consecutive Monthly Decline Nevada Department of Taxation released the monthly numbers for December 2018 yesterday. As we have been reporting, things have pretty much come to a standstill at TRIC. At this point, we all see the picture. The growth at TRIC has come to …

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Key Facts on Nevada’s Spending Problems

State K-12 Spending Up, Results Not Improved

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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Gilman v. Toll

Gilman v. Toll – Toll Files Motion To Dismiss

Toll Files Motion To Dismiss Case Based On Evidence Surrounding Lance Gilman’s Residence Attorneys for Sam Toll filed a motion yesterday to dismiss the defamation lawsuit brought by Storey County Commissioner Lance Gilman. The Court granted an order requiring a quick response to the order the same day. New evidence …

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Ron Knecht

Ron Knecht Has Been Where We Are Headed

Storey County announced the finalists to replace outgoing County Manager Pat Whitten yesterday. The list is made up of four qualified candidates, among the list was former Nevada Controller Ron Knecht. Gentle readers of The Teller will recognize the name Ron Knecht. Ron has submitted dozens of guest editorials and …

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Storey County Manager Candidates Announced

County Manager Candidates Announced Storey County announced today the names of the finalists for Storey County Manager who will replace m retiring County Manager Pat Whitten. Names of the panelists for both the citizen panel and the County staff panel were also released. The County hired a consultant to facilitate …

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