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Parity? What's That?

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Las Vegas Sun Editorial

UNLV campus

Last August, university system regents passed a budget that was a supposed win for Southern Nevada. Officials talked about the “shift” of funding from northern and rural campuses to the south.

More than $13.2 million of additional money was supposed to go to three southern teaching institutions — UNLV, Nevada State College and CSN. The budget was hailed for bringing a sense of parity to the way the Nevada System of Higher Education funds its schools.

Water authority delays water charge increase amid chamber concerns

Written By:

Henry Brean

The Southern Nevada Water Authority on Thursday faced criticism about transparency once again as board members delayed action on a water charge increase that even seemed to catch them by surprise.

Authority General Manager Pat Mulroy insisted the increase in the wholesale delivery charge was routine and would not result in higher bills to customers. But she took heat from the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and others for offering too little information and no opportunity for meaningful public input before the matter came up for a vote.

Water board delays vote on adding wholesale charges

Written By:

Sandra Gonzalez

LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- It’s getting more expensive to deliver water and treat it, especially as Lake Mead levels continue to drop. That’s why Southern Nevada Water Authority will be charging local water utilities about $4.5 million.

The board wanted to learn more about the wholesale water charges so a vote was put off until next month’s SNWA board meeting.

But SNWA General Manager Pat Mulroy didn’t mince words when she addressed the board about the situation.

Water Rates Could Increase

Written By:

8 News Now

The Southern Nevada Water Authority is considering raising rates for municipalities. Some are concerned the cost would be passed on to consumers. The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce weighs in on the issue.

McMillan and McMuffins

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LVChamber

green to grad

Kristin McMillan, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, will be working at a local McDonald's to give Southern Nevada students a well-deserved break. On Friday, April 5, Kristin will volunteer as part of the 3rd Annual "Green for Grads" event to raise money for scholarships to help Southern Nevada students.

Change for sake of change not enough

Written By:

Hugh Anderson

The Nevada System of Higher Education is proposing a new formula to fund higher education in the state. The method by which we fund our universities and colleges means a great deal for job creation, economic development and the long-term future of Southern Nevada.

Our economy depends on higher education to produce the workforce, the research and the innovation it needs to thrive. We need to have a full, honest, fact-based conversation during the 2013 Legislature about the best way to achieve these goals.

Metro Chamber Endorses Candidates in Municipal Races

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of candidates in several local races for the city elections scheduled this spring.

Chamber connects local businesses with Nellis Air Force Base

Chamber connects local businesses with Nellis Air Force Base.

2013 Chairman Message - Jay Barrett

2013 Chairman Message - Jay Barrett

2013 Board of Trustees Installation

2013 Board of Trustees Installation

Tech Startups Continue Growth in Vegas

Written By:

Lauren Rozyla

Romotive

LAS VEGAS -- Tech startups are bringing jobs to Las Vegas, funneling business into the valley.

Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Cara Roberts said six startups have joined the community in just the past two months, in turn supporting other growing businesses.

Across the U.S., small businesses added about 20,000 jobs in January, according to Intuit's Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes.

Forbes Magazine rated Las Vegas No. 6 in its list of hot tech startups.

Margins Tax Supreme Court Ruling

Today, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that an initiative petition to enact a “margin” tax on business is eligible to move forward. The state legislature now has 40 days from the start of the session next week to pass the proposal. If they do not, it will be on the ballot in 2014 for voters to decide.