December 27, 1989 |
Residents in only four states are taxed less than people living in Nevada, according to the latest issue of Money magazine that lists the Silver State as a "tax haven" as opposed to a "tax hell." And Gov. Bob Miller's office said today that finding, along with Inc. magazine's recent ranking of Nevada as No. 1 for "business climate," shows the growing state is gaining national attention for its favorable tax climate.
November 14, 1986 |
Nevada has led the nation in attracting new business in the last five years, according to a University of Nevada-Reno study that backs up claims made by some state officials. An annual average of nearly 48 new companies for every 1,000 Nevadans was incorporated between 1980 and 1985. The study, conducted by UNR economist John Dobra, found an average of 13 new incorporations in California for every 1,000 residents.
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February 21, 1992 |
A proposed ballot measure to permit casino-type gambling in California, provided it stays within 10 miles of the Nevada border, was introduced Thursday by a Los Angeles assemblyman who said the California treasury would be the big winner. Similar plans to legalize slot machines, blackjack, craps, roulette and other casino games of chance have been talked about in the Capitol in the past, but never approved.
July 2, 2009 |
Budget trouble extends far beyond California. Here's a rundown of other strapped states: Arizona -- Republican Gov. Jan Brewer kept state government running but rejected funding levels for K-12 schools and said she was calling a special session next week to increase school funding. Connecticut -- Gov. M. Jodi Rell vetoed the Democrats' proposal and was meeting privately with legislative leaders about a new two-year tax-and-spending plan.
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January 6, 1985 |
Terrell Croft Drinkwater, the former Western Air Lines president who enlisted a champagne-drinking parrot to help build a financially troubled regional carrier into an international airline that boasted it was "the only way to fly," died Saturday of pancreatic cancer in his West Los Angeles home. Drinkwater, 76, was the longest serving chief executive in Western's history, retiring after 22 years in 1970.
August 27, 2009 |
In case you haven't heard, California and Nevada are at war. Not an old-fashioned war with bullets and tanks, but a newfangled media battle over which one is the last best hope for entrepreneurs and businesses in these troubled times. Nevada started it. The Nevada Development Authority launched a campaign that will spend a million dollars over a year to air a series of ads enticing California businesses to move to Las Vegas. The spots boast about Nevada's low taxes and workers' comp fees and feature a chimpanzee and a really bad actress portraying a television newswoman who turns into a pig wearing bright red lipstick.