Posts Tagged ‘Nevada’

CA, Tesla and the slippery slope to crony capitalism

Monday, September 8th, 2014

The decision of Tesla to locate its "gigafactory" in the Reno area instead of California offers critics of the state's business climate a chance to once again knock Gov. Jerry Brown and other state leaders for failing to care about the private sector. I am sympathetic to this critique. Tesla has eme...

A Tale of Two States, CA and NV: Part II

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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This is Part II in a series of stories about Nevada’s economic strategy. To read the first installment, click here. In September, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval delivered the Republican Party’s weekly address. In the video, which lasted less than six minutes, Sandoval blasted the Obama administra...

A Tale of Two States, CA and NV: Part I

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
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Recently, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a new pact with Nevada, effectively conceding to Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s demands that California be more open to economic development along the beautiful Lake Tahoe shoreline. It was a rare moment of agreement — created through deft political maneu...

California blinks in Tahoe dispute

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
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Since California and Texas are large and populous states controlled by different parties with nearly polar opposite political ideologies, pundits are fond of comparing the two. After all, different policies for taxation, education, regulation and myriad other issues have resulted in two different st...

Californians fleeing to Nevada

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
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Taxes have consequences. That's something tax increasers don't understand. Remember how Gov. Jerry Brown and others campaigned last year for Prop. 30, saying millionaires had to "pay their fair share" (even though "millionaire" was defined, in California math, as someone making $250,000 a year)? But...

CA now suffers nation’s worst unemployment

Monday, March 25th, 2013

March 25, 2013 By John Seiler Probably for the first time since it became a state in 1850, California now suffers the nation's worst unemployment rate, at 9.8 percent in January. It's tied with Rhode Island for that number, although R.I. has been improving faster. So next month California could wi...

California unemployment third worst at 10.7 percent

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Aug. 17, 2012 By John Seiler In numbers released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, California's unemployment in July remained the same as in June, 10.7 percent. But that was an improvement from the 11.9 percent of July 2011. The U.S. unemployment rate of 8.3 percent for July 2012 al...

Jerry Brown Killed This Business

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Gov. Jerry "Jobs Killer" Brown quickly is replacing departed adulterer Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as California's second-worst governor. (Gov. Earl Warren always will be the state's worst governor for stuffing loyal Japanese-Americans into concentration camps during World War II.) The Mercury...

Zombie Recovery: CA Jobless Rate Jumps

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

JULY 22, 2011 By JOHN SEILER California is suffering what I call a "Zombie Recovery." The state economy is walking, but dead. Today the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released new numbers for June 2011 showing that California's unemployment rose to 11.8 percent from 11.7 percent in May. That rev...

Gov. Brown Chases Business to Vegas

Monday, July 18th, 2011

John Seiler: Gov. Jerry Brown and the other anti-business fanatics in the Legislature and government unions just don't get it: If you attack businesses, they leave California. A recent departure was Pixel2Canvas, which split Lake Forest for North Las Vegas. It's noteworthy that the company left Or...