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Roberson: State Senate will tackle tax reform

Written By:

Laura Myers - las Vegas Review-journal

Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson on Monday promised to tackle tax reform early in the upcoming legislative session, saying he hopes to approve a plan in March that would raise new revenue for education.

Roberson, R-Las Vegas, said the state must raise more money even to fund essential services since the budget is running a deficit. And so any tax reform would also have to bring in higher revenue if lawmakers want to boost funding for K-12 schools and for higher education, including launching a medical school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Tax Foundation Releases Report

Dear Metro Chamber Member,

Statement on Legislation Passed by U.S. Senate Today Designating Tule Springs as National Monument

Las Vegas – Today, the United States Senate passed legislation that contained provisions designating Tule Springs Fossil Beds as Nevada’s first national monument. The legislation will help expand eco-tourism, support education and promote economic development. Advocating in favor of this national monument designation has been a federal policy priority of the Metro Chamber for the past two years.

Metro Chamber leaders Bruce Spotleson, Chairman, and Hugh Anderson, Vice-Chair, Government Affairs, are issuing the following statement:

The Conversation Continues...

Dear Metro Chamber member:

Many of you have asked for policies and legislative solutions that will provide for long-term stability and eliminate the habit of short-term fixes. Of utmost importance, tax stability and dependability are essential factors in attracting, operating and growing businesses and jobs. Employers are more confident when they can plan for the long-term.

Tax Foundation: Fix the Current Tax System

Written By:

Laura Myers

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce commissioned the Tax Foundation to prepare a review of the Nevada tax system and recommend possible improvements. Over the course of five months, the Tax Foundation met with stakeholders, including small business owners, local government officials, trade associations, industry representatives, state officials, and ordinary taxpayers.

Las Vegas leaders pushing for projects in nation's capitol

Written By:

Sandra Gonzalez

Some Las Vegas leaders are in our nation's capitol pushing for projects to grow our economy.

Terrorism insurance is required for insurance claims related to acts of terrorism.

Las Vegas Metro Chamber leaders are urging the extension of the soon-to-expire Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, or TRIA. In Southern Nevada large projects such as construction of casinos, hotel development, sports facilities and shopping malls are required to have terrorism risk insurance.

Reid Meets With Las Vegas Metro Chamber Of Commerce to Discuss Southern Nevada’s Economy

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid met today with members of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce to discuss increasing economic development and creating jobs in Southern Nevada. Among the issues discussed is the recent negotiated lands package, contained in the National Defense Authorization Act, which was introduced Tuesday evening. Many important pieces of legislation for Nevada, such as the Tule Springs designation, were included. These have been priorities for the Metro Chamber and Senator Reid.

Metro Chamber will Host Open Enrollment Week to Help Nevadans Sign Up for Health Insurance

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Chamber Health Options

Have questions about open enrollment or your choices when it comes to health insurance? You The Metro Chamber and Chamber Insurance & Benefits are here to help. Join us for Open Enrollment Week, December 1 - 5, at the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce offices, located at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

Nevada’s patchwork tax system may be headed for overhaul

Written By:

Laura Myers and Sean Whaley

Legislature building

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Metro Chamber Selects Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas as New Government Affairs Counsel

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After an extensive evaluation process, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce has selected Jim Wadhams and the firm of Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas as its external government affairs counsel on state public policy issues.

As the largest business organization in Nevada, the Metro Chamber is active in representing our members at all levels of government. Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas will enhance the Metro Chamber’s in-house government affairs and public policy team, particularly during the upcoming 2015 Legislative Session.

Your Piece of the Pie: Procurement Opportunities for Nevada’s Small Businesses

As a small business owner, landing a large contract can truly make your fiscal year. Procurement opportunities, especially in Southern Nevada, represent a large piece of business, especially with our proximity to Nellis Air Force Base and the military community, as well as the global headquarters of several major gaming and hospitality corporations centered in our valley.

Self-Insured Health Insurance Plans: More Control, More Stability for your Bottom Line

Health insurance products traditionally known as “fully- insured” plans have long been the norm for most mid- sized businesses. Lesser known but still popular with larger companies is the “self-insured” model. With the impact of health insurance premiums hitting the bottom line of many mid-size businesses, employers have been searching for ways to control their health insurance costs without trimming employees’ benefit packages.