News of Government Affairs

Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week, you can begin paving hell with them as usual. – Mark Twain Happy Holidays! Kerrie and I would like to thank NAIOP Southern Nevada, its Board of Directors, the Government Affairs Committee and all members for a wonderful 2017. Before turning […]

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.  George Bernard Shaw It’s that time again, where we gather with family and friends and stuff ourselves until we are uncomfortably full. The holiday season is upon us; time for food, festivities, merriment, federal lands discussions, tax packages, and campaign contributions. Given the nature of […]

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not. – Mark Twain The Commerce Tax was signed by Gov. Sandoval on June 9, 2015 and since that date, various groups have toiled to repeal it. Nearly three years later, […]

“ A man who carries the cat by tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” – Mark Twain And we’re off… with no less than three recall petitions going on, to oust three legitimately elected Nevada state senators, the 2018 election season is well underway. While there is still much that is […]

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign? The song “Signs” was originally recorded in 1971, and covered in 1990 with slightly – shall we say different – lyrics. Bonus points to anyone who can name both artists. Debating signs, along […]

I think we’re at the crossroads – whether we want to be the entertainment capital of the world or a great American city. Our economy is good. Things are so wonderful in Las Vegas and it’s time to move to the next level. – Oscar B. Goodman, 2005 Oftentimes in government, issues come full-circle. That […]

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It’s alright – The Beatles Although moving through the halls of government and influencing policy is where we find occupational satisfaction, there is nothing quite […]