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LAS VEGAS — If the margin tax passes, it will claim a group of unlikely victims: Medicaid patients. That’s according to the owner of a large, Southern Nevada nursing home who says, if voters approve the new tax November 4, he will be forced to stop accepting new Medicaid patients, leaving them with fewer health care options, extending their treatment wait times and worsening their outcomes.

Thomas Mitchell’s advice to those who have not informed themselves about the items on the ballot: don’t vote and avoid canceling out informed voters.

The battle over Question 3, called either the “Margin Tax” or “The Education Initiative”, will be one of the most contentious and expensive races in Nevada.

A new study of the effects of Southern Nevada Water Authority’s proposal to pump rural groundwater to Las Vegas suggests environmental damage is likely.

LAS VEGAS — As Harry Reid in 2009 was assembling the liberal wish-list that would eventually passed into law as Obamacare, he rarely missed any opportunity on the floor of the U.S. Senate to lambaste “greedy insurance companies.” Behind the scenes, however, the Senate majority leader, his committee chairmen and his aides were diligently stuffing into that legislation lucrative favors for that very same insurance industry.

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