The Clark County Education Association declared an impasse last night after being unable to reach an agreement on labor contracts with the Clark County School District. With just over two weeks to go before school starts and no newly inked contract, 800 teachers’ jobs are at risk. That is in addition to the 600 or so support positions already targeted for elimination. Negotiations have been underway to reach concessions on a $37 million budget deficit since July.
Does this sound familiar? But really, this budget is filled with worrisome cuts. Deep cuts to higher education that will force higher taxes tuition for students. Delays to K12 funding that will challenge our teachers and hurt our next generation. And, as noted already, some very real cuts to law enforcement. As Sen. [ ] […]
The ultimate irony, I’m afraid, is that the “debt reduction” plan being put forth in Congress is actually a recipe for an even larger debt. Huh? No, it’s true, taking money out of the economy will lead to a spiral of less demand, higher unemployment, and a smaller economy for the U.S. government to draw […]
Like it’s not bad enough that the housing market bubble was bigger in Las Vegas than practically anywhere else. A bubble that broke and bankrupted almost all the average people I know, by the way. But then the GOP and businessmen who committed fraud with these shady loans and bad business deals have been out […]
The US Military and CIA are currently carrying out operations in at least six countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. As many as sixteen countries hold detainees arrested as part of the US War on Terror. When stating the cost of ten years of war, presidents and congress have focused narrowly on Pentagon […]
Joe Biden was in Las Vegas today attending a Teamsters Union conference. Nevada will be a battleground state, and no doubt he’s here to help jump start reelection efforts for 2012. Perhaps this speech will help mobilize middle class Nevadans. Organizing for America has already started the effort here in Nevada. Activists and volunteers are […]
Georgia recently passed HB 87, an effort to enforce federal immigration laws at the local level, much like Arizona’s SB1070. Now undocumented workers are fleeing the state in fear, leaving the farming industry incapable of handing the harvest. This could cost the state millions of dollars. Conservatism used to be about avoiding the unintended consequences […]
The Republicans have a grand plan to turn the economy around. What is it? Do less to help the economy, hoping somehow that will confuse it, causing it to ‘get turned around.’ Democrats only want to mitigate the damage of that plan. Unfortunately, that is only slightly better. What our federal government needs to do […]