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EDITORIAL: State's taxpayers can't afford expensive PERS

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada’s public employee pension fund is well-managed and actuarially sound when compared against those of other states, according to an independent review of the plan requested by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval.

UNLV, UNR close to plan that would create medical school in Southern Nevada

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Paul Takahashi

UNLV sign

The presidents of UNR and UNLV are close to signing a preliminary partnership agreement that could lead to a school in Southern Nevada that would mint medical doctors.

Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Klaich, UNR President Marc Johnson, University of Nevada School of Medicine Dean Tom Schwenk and UNLV President Neal Smatresk are expected to sign an agreement by the end of this week.

Las Vegas’ tech sector has come a long way over the past year but still has some maturing to do

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Eli Segall

Startup Weekend - April

A year ago, Las Vegas’ tech sector was creating a lot of buzz but not many results.

Ideas were flying all over the place. Techies would concoct a business plan and work nonstop for a weekend building a website or software, then lose interest and let the concept fizzle. There was only one big pot of tech-focused investment cash, and out-of-state startups typically moved here only if they received money from it.

Today, Las Vegas’ geek scene is maturing, moving past its raw beginnings and gaining footing as a real industry.

Go, Rebels!

Happy Homecoming weekend to the UNLV Runnin' Rebels!

EDITORIAL: No openness in bargaining, no consequences

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

The precedent has been set. In the state’s already-skewed binding arbitration process, in which a lone outsider with no stake in the outcome settles contract disputes between local governments and their unions, compliance with the law is optional.

Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Calls on Jim Wheeler to Resign

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Las Vegas – Today, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement regarding Nevada State Assemblyman Jim Wheeler:

Chamber, Nevada State Bank recognize businesses, nonprofits

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Nevada State Bank, on Thursday honored 25 local businesses and nonprofits for innovating in the marketplace, creating a better community and making customers happy.

The awards were presented at the annual Business Excellence Awards luncheon, which was held at Paris Las Vegas.

Recognition categories include Trailblazers, Innovators, Pacesetters, Groundbreakers and Cultivators.

EDITORIAL: Tule Springs merits national monument status

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

Tule Springs

Talk about bad timing. Southern Nevada leaders have worked for years to establish fossil-rich Tule Springs as a national monument. Finally, on Thursday, they appeared before a House subcommittee in support of a bipartisan bill to award the much-deserved designation.

North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross and Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kristin McMillan testified in Washington against the backdrop of a federal government shutdown — and national monument closures that have made national news on their own.

Metro Chamber CEO Heads to Washington to Testify for Public Lands Act

Bill to create national monument good for job creation, tourism & economic development

Las Vegas — Kristin McMillan, president & CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to testify in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation on Thursday, October 3, in favor of designating a new national monument in Southern Nevada.

Las Vegas business leaders broaden approach to DC lobbying

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Peter Urban & Ed Vogel

Las Vegas business leaders believe they got some results from broadening the approach to their annual lobbying trek to Washington last week.

While the dozen or so members of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce spent time with each member of Nevada’s congressional delegation, they also called on representatives from Arizona, Utah, Pennsylvania and West Virginia who sit on relevant committees or share regional interests.

Steering a Course for Southern's Nevada's Future: Washington, D.C. Day 3

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Capitol Building

Thursday was our final day in Washington, D.C., full of robust policy discussions on issues important to our member businesses and the future of Southern Nevada. We had the opportunity to meet with experts from two top think tanks in Washington: The Brookings Institution and The Tax Foundation.

A "Tony the Tiger" Day in D.C.

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Washington, D.C. delegation

Wednesday in D.C. was a Tony the Tiger kind of day – it was great.

We spent the day on Capitol Hill having meaningful and meaty conversations about many of our policy priorities, including Interstate 11, water infrastructure, health care reform, designation of Tule Springs as a national monument, immigration reform and travel and tourism issues.