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Nevada Journal examination of green-energy projects receives national attention on Fox Business show

Money with Melissa Francis interviews NPRI President Andy Matthews

Privately funded Mob Attraction competes against city-backed Mob Museum

Attraction emerges from bankruptcy while Museum enjoys taxpayer-funded advantages

LAS VEGAS — The Mob Museum and Mob Attraction, two organized-crime-themed properties that opened within a year of each other in Las Vegas, have a respectful business competition.

But is it a fair competition?

The Mob Attraction, located in the Tropicana Resort on the Strip, is a privately developed, for-profit exhibition that allows visitors to interact and become “initiated” into the mob.

The Mob Museum, on the other hand, is located in downtown Las Vegas, showcases the mob’s history with the assistance of $42 million in taxpayer subsidies and a tax-exempt nonprofit status — giving it government-granted advantages that its private competitor lacks.

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Nevada Journal investigation receives
national attention on Fox News show

Fox & Friends interviews NPRI President Andy Matthews

Federal subsidy powers Las Vegas'
purchase of Chevy Volts

Electric cars, unless paid for by federal dollars, won't save taxpayers money.

Regulations, fines threaten Las Vegas Zoo

Government overreach may force zoo to close its doors

Government bureaucrats from Nevada's Occupational Safety and Health Administration have fined the Las Vegas Zoo over $13,000 for old wall plugs and adaptors.

Those fines combined with oppressive and sometimes conflicting regulations from local, state and federal agencies may force the zoo to close its doors.

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NV Energy customers share their feelings on smart meters

Utility will spend over $300 million installing new meters

NV Energy is spending over $300 million to install smart meters. What do NV Energy's customers think about that? Many aren't pleased.

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Nevada Superintendent candidates offer their thoughts on school choice, including vouchers

Three finalists will be chosen Friday

Rene Cantu, James W. Guthrie, Magdalena Martinez, Caroline McIntosh and Sylvia L. McMullen are the five finalists to be Nevada’s Superintendent for Public Instruction.

Tomorrow, the State Board of Education will select three of the candidates, and Governor Brian Sandoval will select the next superintendent from among those three individuals within the next month.

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Nevada Superintendent candidates offer their thoughts on education spending

Three finalists will be chosen Friday

Rene Cantu, James W. Guthrie, Magdalena Martinez, Caroline McIntosh and Sylvia L. McMullen are the five finalists to be Nevada’s Superintendent for Public Instruction.

Tomorrow, the State Board of Education will select three of the candidates, and Governor Brian Sandoval will select the next superintendent from among those three individuals within the next month.

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Oscar Goodman, former Las Vegas mayor and mob lawyer, calls critics of Mob Museum 'monkeys'

Should taxpayers have footed the bill for a $42 million Las Vegas museum dedicated to organized crime?

Former Las Vegas mayor and mob lawyer Oscar Goodman thinks so, and after shaking taxpayers down for tens of millions of dollars, he called critics of the project "monkeys" — among other things.

Undeterred by the former mayor's ad hominem attacks, the Taxpayer Protection Alliance and the Nevada Policy Research Institute called attention to this egregious example of government waste.

More examples of government waste:

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Gingrich, Paul and Santorum offer their thoughts on federal lands in Nevada

Last week, NPRI's Geoffrey Lawrence wrote a commentary, showing how harmful (and unconstitutional) it is for the federal government to own more than 85 percent of the land in Nevada.

With the GOP presidential candidates in Nevada, Nevada Journal asked them for their thoughts on this issue. Here is what former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Ron Paul (R., TX) and former Senator Rick Santorum had to say. Former Gov. Mitt Romney did not respond to Nevada Journal's interview request.

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