Working + The Economy


Nevada’s most important taxpayers deserve a rebate

BY: - September 28, 2023

Nevada’s tax structure makes its working class poorer. In Nevada, the smaller your income, the higher the percentage of your income you pay in taxes. Nevadans with the lowest incomes pay an effective tax rate that is five times higher than that paid by the state’s wealthiest residents, according to one independent analysis. (There exists […]

Nevada among states joining FTC in anti-trust suit against Amazon

BY: - September 26, 2023

Nevada joined 16 states and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in a lawsuit against Amazon, alleging that the online retail and tech company is a monopoly that maintained its influence through anticompetitive and unfair practices.  “Amazon is a mammoth corporation and like most of my constituents, I am also an Amazon customer. There is nothing […]


Credit Card Competition Act would bolster tourism industry

BY: - September 25, 2023

While inflation has fallen from previous record-highs, the lingering effects continue to put a damper on the finances of everyday Nevadans. Goods and services are still more expensive and tourist hot spots like Las Vegas are still recovering from the pandemic-driven downturn. To help bolster the tourism industry in the state, it’s critical that Nevada Sens. Jacky […]

As child poverty doubles, states launch or expand their own tax credits

BY: - September 25, 2023

The federal pandemic-era child tax credit expansion lifted millions of children out of poverty in the second half of 2021. But Congress allowed it to expire at the end of that year, and new U.S. census data shows the child poverty rate more than doubled in 2022, erasing the record gains that were made. “It wasn’t surprising […]

Southwest Gas seeks record general rate hike request 

BY: - September 21, 2023

Southwest Gas Corp. is asking the Public Utilities Commission to approve a rate increase of just under $70 million, the largest in its history, according to available records.  Southwest Gas says the increase is necessary to maintain its 7.27% rate of return, and to  “maintain and provide safe and reliable service to its customers.”   The […]

A ‘disaster’ nears: Millions of federal workers’ paychecks would be on hold in a shutdown

BY: - September 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — More than 3.5 million federal employees and military personnel — many in the Washington, D.C., area but also scattered across the states and around the globe — are bracing for another partial government shutdown, as U.S. House Republicans struggle to produce a short-term plan to fund the government past the end of the […]

NV Energy exec: Meeting renewable portfolio standard to be challenging and costly for ratepayers

BY: - September 19, 2023

An NV Energy executive told Clark County commissioners Tuesday that a legislative mandate to ensure half of its energy is from renewable sources by 2030 “is going to be a challenge.”   “I’ll be honest,” said Jimmy Daghlian, vice president of renewable energy, during an update on the utility’s efforts to transition away from fossil fuels..“We’re […]

Michigan congresswoman pushes ‘Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights’

BY: - September 19, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat, re-introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at improving the lives of U.S. restaurant workers. The “Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights” would raise wages and improve work conditions for restaurant staff. Tlaib, who also pushed this legislation last year, held a press conference Tuesday alongside U.S. House colleagues and […]

Federal subpoena to Resorts World preceded Sibella’s departure 

BY: - September 18, 2023

Federal authorities from the U.S. Central District Court of California subpoenaed communications between Resorts World employees and customers, as well as player data, according to a “privileged and confidential” memo from the hotel’s general counsel Gerald Gardner obtained by the Current.  The memo is dated Aug. 9, one week after the Current reported a federal […]

Resorts, consumer advocate appeal NV Energy rate hike

BY: - September 18, 2023

The appointment of a hearing officer to cast the deciding vote in a contentious NV Energy rate request before the Public Utilities Commission was “not statutorily required” and resulted in the approval of a $30 million-plus bill for ratepayers, according to a motion for reconsideration filed by Wynn Resorts, an intervening party in the case.  […]

Automakers’ record profits not shared with workers, Biden says as UAW strike launches

BY: - September 15, 2023

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden dispatched two senior administration officials to Detroit on Friday after the United Auto Workers union began a historic strike against the Big Three auto companies amid a contract dispute. “Over the past decade auto companies have seen record profits, including over the last few years because of the extraordinary skill […]

Ratepayers to NV Energy: ‘Give us a break’ 

BY: - September 14, 2023

NV Energy is asking regulators to increase power bills in Southern Nevada by an average of about 3% in order to keep up with the energy demands of the area’s growth, a company executive told ratepayers during a consumer session Wednesday before the Nevada Public Utilities Commission.   The utility is asking regulators to approve a […]