Tax breaks: The final frontier

    Speaking of space… If Bigelow Aerospace is as promising as all that, the private sector should be more than happy to invest in it, and Bigelow should be more than able to pay the same taxes that everybody else pays. Alas, the private sector has house-broken every state in the nation, including of course Nevada, and doling out tax breaks to companies is just a given. In Bigelow’s case, the give from Nevada is $158 million.

    (The above was excerpted from the July 12 Daily Current newsletter. To get the complete newsletter delivered to your inbox each morning, sign up in the box at the bottom of this page.)

    Hugh Jackson
    Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He 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 wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.

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