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March 22, 2017

Op-ed on Nevada's second bite at the free market apple

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has published my op-ed on AB 240, Nevada’s renewed attempt to get rid of its Competitor’s Veto law. As I write in the article: Nevada also passed a repeal bill last term, but Gov. Sandoval vetoed it on the basis of purported safety concerns. Of course, competitor's veto laws have nothing ...

March 16, 2017

Update: Nevada has another chance to do the right thing

Today I’ll be testifying to the Nevada Assembly Committee on Transportation in support of A.B. 228, which would repeal the state’s Competitor’s Veto law. Readers might be having deja vu.  That’s because last year, I testified on behalf of PLF clients Danell and Ron Perlman in support of a similar bill.  That bill passed, b ...

October 26, 2015

Uber free to operate in Nevada, but what about everybody else?

A recent article details the unsuccessful attempt to shut Uber out of Nevada. The piece contains interesting tid-bits about the bullying and scandal that plagued Uber’s fight, but it doesn’t tell the full story.  Though it focuses on the particular plight of Uber, anti-competitive tactics have long been used in Nevada to shut out new ...

September 01, 2015

The battle over school choice begins in Nevada

The ACLU plans to sink school choice in Nevada. In June, Nevada passed the nation’s first universal Education Savings Account. The law allows students to take their allotment of per-pupil public school funding and direct it towards tuition for the school of their choice. In short, it offers a lifeline to parents and kids who want to ...

June 10, 2015

Nevada enacts landmark universal school choice program

Last week Nevada became the first state to create universal education savings accounts. Unlike education savings account programs in other states, Nevada will offer these accounts for every K-12 student who chooses an education outside of his or her local or public school. Under Nevada's program, the state will take 90-100% of the per-pupil funding ...

May 12, 2015

PLF to Ninth Circuit: Let our challenge to Nevada’s Competitor’s Veto law go forward

On Thursday, I'll be in San Francisco arguing on behalf of Reno entrepreneur Maurice Underwood. He's the business owner who tried to start a moving company in Reno only to learn that that state has the nation's most anti-competitive licensing law—a Competitor's Veto law that prohibits new companies from opening up if they would compete ...

May 11, 2015

(Updated) Testimony in Nevada: The Competitor's Veto is unconstitutional

Last week I testified in the Nevada Assembly Committee on Transportation about the constitutionality (or lack thereof) of the state's licensing laws for taxis, limousines, and moving companies.  In order to start a transportation business in the state, entrepreneurs essentially have to ask their competitors for permission first.  We call these la ...

May 06, 2015

Testifying in Nevada: The Competitor's Veto is unconstitutional

Tomorrow I’ll be testifying in the Nevada Assembly Committee on Transportation about the constitutionality (or lack thereof) of the state’s licensing laws for taxis, limousines, and moving companies.  In order to start a transportation business in the state, entrepreneurs essentially have to ask their competitors for permission first. ...

April 13, 2015

How Anne Brontë violated Nevada law by speaking without permission

Last week, we filed the final papers asking a federal judge in Las Vegas to stop the state from enforcing its "private investigator" licensing law—that's the law that says that if you "furnish…information" about a "person," and get paid for it, you're a "private investigator" and must get a license. If you don't, you risk ...

February 27, 2015

How business friendly is Nevada, really?

The Sacramento Bee‘s Dale Kasler has an in-depth article about our latest Competitor’s Veto lawsuit, challenging Nevada’s laws that bar people from starting moving businesses, limo companies, or taxi businesses, if they would compete with existing companies. As he points out, Nevada has tried hard to persuade California business o ...