Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.

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Remote community mostly ignores national paradigm shift

By: - May 1, 2021

Precious, precious capital gains. Cutting the capital gains tax rate used to be the fanciest and most beloved economic cause of Republicans. Now their most beloved cause is Trumpism, of course. But they are whining that Joe Biden’s plan to raise the capital gains tax rate will impede the crucial role America’s idle rich play […]


The Blockchains blunder: Squirrelly, and yet more of the same

By: - April 28, 2021

Normally when a governor and the crème de la crème of the state’s consultant and lobbying class join forces to promise some “bold” proposal will be a “game changer,” the rest of the movers, shakers, lawmakers, and holy sacred “stakeholders” amen race to get on board.  And then the next thing you know the public […]

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GOP heartthrob Ron DeSantis to headline area wingnuts/lambnuts hootenanny

By: - April 24, 2021

This year’s scheduled celebrity daisy at the annual Adam Laxalt Barnyard Carnival for Fox News Viewers is current Trump Lovers Flavor of the Month, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. Young Master Adam has a PAC, which has a newsletter, which I read so you don’t have to, and from which I have learned that Young […]

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The PAC, not the song

By: - April 17, 2021

AOC comes through. Your Nevada State Democratic Party – ok it’s not “your” anymore if you’re Harry Reid – says it raised the $450,000, and then some, that the grownups extracted from party coffers when the lefties won election to executive seats and freaked out the media. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were putting out […]


Joe Manchin is the Nevada GOP’s new BFF

By: - April 10, 2021

The GOP is loving the antics of high-on-his-own-supply Joe Manchin, who has now declared that not only will he never ever ever support any tinkering with the filibuster, but nor is he up for passing anything else through reconciliation – the dainty Senate rule by which the dainty Senate can pass something with only a […]


A star is born. Or so he hopes.

By: - April 6, 2021

What better way to ingratiate yourself with Donald Trump then to go where the former president turned for his most indispensable daily briefing? North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee went on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning to announce he is leaving the Democratic Party to join the Republicans. Lee, who is mulling a run for […]

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Pennsylvania gaming tax revenue is double Nevada’s oh well

By: - April 3, 2021

Dina Taxcuts. Back before Rep. Dina Titus was in a safe seat and she was running for offices where Republicans spent money against her, they called her “Dina Taxes” in ads. Because Republican wit has always been very sophisticated. Anyway … well! These days Titus is advocating a tax cut, for that most crucial and […]


Just say Home Means Nevada and pretend something rational is happening

By: - April 1, 2021

One stirring but unintentional feature of Joe Biden’s sweeping $2 trillion infrastructure proposal is how picayune Nevada’s economic policy dialogue looks by comparison. Oh sure, no state, least of all Nevada, is in a position to propose anything on a scale comparable to what the United States government can attempt. There is no way a […]


The care and feeding of the Republican base

By: - March 28, 2021

The National Republican Senatorial Committee launched its first televised attack ads against what it believes are among the most vulnerable Democratic U.S. senators up for reelection next year, one of whom is Nevada’s Catherine Cortez Masto. (The others, for the record, are Arizona’s Mark Kelly, Georgia’s Raphael Warnock, and New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan). Cortez Masto […]

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Magical Elon Musk now bored with mere Muggle money

By: - March 27, 2021

“Technoking.” That is now a word that Elon Musk has added to his title, because of course he has. When he’s not yammering on like a teenage boy about creating an atmosphere on Mars by nuking the hell out of it (sigh), he’s yammering on like, well, a teenage boy about bitcoin. With which you […]


In Nevada, every legislative session is remote

By: - March 20, 2021

Remote legislating. Las Vegas Democratic Assemblyman Steve Yeager posted a Twitter poll the other day: So, which do you miss the most in the greater Carson City area? #NVLeg — Steve Yeager (@SteveYeagerNV) March 15, 2021   I conservatively estimate 94.65 percent of Yeager’s constituents have never been to any of the Carson City places […]


Biden’s (at least) $12 billion rescue of a state that refuses to rescue itself

By: - March 17, 2021

More than 2.6 million Nevadans – roughly 1.85 million adults and 751,000 children, according to Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) estimates – will get $1,400 direct payments under the American Rescue Plan signed into law by President Joe Biden. The Congressional Research Service calculates it a little differently, estimating more than 1.4 million […]