The Clark County Commission rejected two proposals Tuesday to increase sales taxes to pay for more police officers. Sheriff Doug Gillespie had made the tax increase a centerpiece of his last year in office
The legislature just ended with a flurry of action that authorized dispenseries for medical marijuana and killed the "Family Fun" tax. How do you think this year's session went? We'll also be talking about the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who leaked classified information to WikiLeaks. And we discuss a Cheerios ad featuring a multiracial family that caused an internet backlash.
Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis recently pulled his proposed payroll tax off the table. And that means the Democrats have no way to pay for their ambitious education plan. So who is to blame for the failure to reach a compromise on taxes? And what will it mean for residents of Nevada?
BY AMY KINGSLEY -- If you’ve ever bought a ticket to Cirque du Soleil, or purchased admission to a nightclub on the Strip, then you’ve probably paid it. But if you prefer events like NASCAR or the Electric Daisy Carnival, then you probably haven’t.
Former governors Bob List and Richard Bryan led Nevada during an era of unprecedented growth and economic prosperity. They look back with us on how the state has changed during the last 30 years, and where we are going next.
The legislature is about halfway through the session, and already considering several big changes to taxes and policy. The controversy over Steven Brooks is still unfolding in the background. We'll talk to Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick about some of the tax proposals that are on the table, and about what is happening with Assemblyman Brooks.
We've seen tens of thousands of ads and possibly heard millions of words about the 2012 election. But many policies remain undiscussed. Neither candidate, for example, has talked about climate change policy. We have to just assume that their picks for the Supreme Court would be just like the people up there now. And most fact-checking agencies have found big holes in plans for deficit reduction. What do you think has been missing from this campaign? What were the issues you wanted to hear more about from the candidates?
The Clark County School District has been locked in a bitter battle with the county teachers union over contract stipulations this year. Earlier this summer an arbitrator ruled the district had the money to pay for pay increases to teachers. That decision forced the district to issue more than 400 pink slips.
Senator Harry Reid has gone all in on the tax issue. In an interview with the Huffington Post this week, he accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of not paying income taxes for a decade. So is the Senate Majority Leader trying to keep up the pressure on Mitt Romney or is this a genuine issue? What impact would it have on the campaign if Mitt Romney had paid little or no taxes for a number of years? Nevada's senior senator has also got himself into a shouting match over Yucca Mountain. So what's happening in Washington?
Congress has rushed to finish work this term - student loans, the transportation bill and others were finished just before the July 4th break. And, of course, the United States Supreme Court has upheld most of the health care reform law. Nevada's senior senator joins us to discuss the issues and answer your questions. Call us at 258-3552 or post a question at knprtalk.org.
Tech giant Apple could soon reach a deal to build a data center and purchasing facility in Northern Nevada. The Reno Gazette Journal reports Apple plans to build a data center in Sparks and a purchasing facility in downtown Reno.
Nevada has no corporate income taxes and that has made the state a tax shelter for some of the most profitable companies in the world. Apple has been generating so much cash that it's set up an investment arm in Reno.
The Nevada State AFL-CIO wants to raise taxes for education by bringing a vote to the people. The labor group needs to collect 73,000 signatures to put the initiative on the ballot but they will have to do it without the help of the teachers union.
It's tax filing season and as thousands of Nevadans continue to battle home foreclosure and unemployment, filing your taxes can raise a lot of questions. Meantime, this year filers can use an updated IRS smartphone app to check on their return and get help on any questions they may have about filing. Officials from the IRS will join us to take your questions about filing your 2011 tax return.