The economy might seem mired in recession in Southern Nevada but elsewhere the sick economy is creating a boom - the gold-mining counties have little or no unemployment, construction work for those who want it and the good times are rolling. This counter-cyclical boom is the other side of the bubble that burst in 2008.
Long-time reporter and frequent "State of Nevada" guest, Steve Friess, is leaving Las Vegas to take up a fellowship at the University of Michigan. He's been a frequent critic of Strip entertainment, local politics and, of course, the media.
Steve Wynn has hinted at then threatened and then all but said he move Wynn Resort's headquarters out of Las Vegas and to the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau. So Macau might be a major source of revenue for casino companies but does its corporate governance, tax rates and lingering associations with organized crime make it a suitable place for a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange? So what is Steve Wynn up to? We talk about the casino mogul's plans with Wall Street Journal Reporter Alexandra Berzon and
freelance writer and blogger Steve Friess.
Review-Journal columnist Doug Elfman and free-lance reporter Steve Friess of VegasHappensHere.com discuss tonight's scheduled
Caesars Palace fundraiser for Harry Reid that will feature President Obama along with performances by Bette Midler, Sheryl Crow and Rita Rudner.