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What role will Nevada's unions play in the election?

Feb 2, 2012
Nevada's unionized workforce could play a huge role in deciding who wins the swing state come November. Professor Ruben Garcia discusses Nevada's union landscape.
Posted In: Nevada, Las Vegas, unions

Election 2012: Voting for food stamps

Feb 2, 2012
The number of Americans who receive food stamps is up and the cost to taxpayers has nearly doubled since the last presidential election year. See where your state stands on this election issue.
Posted In: food stamps, SNAP, Interactive Map

New 2012 farm bill could end some crop subsidies

Feb 1, 2012
In Nebraska, where agriculture is booming right now, farmers say they aren't worried about possible changes or even if the decades-old direct subsidies disappear altogether. They just want the cuts in farm programs to be fair and equitable.
Posted In: Nebraska, farming, Agriculture, subsidy, crop

The Vegas economy, beyond gambling

Feb 1, 2012
Forget about slot machines and blackjack. Las Vegas visitors are increasingly coming to the city to shop, eat and party at the pool.
Posted In: Nevada, tourism, gambling, Las Vegas

Required super PAC disclosures don't reveal all

Feb 1, 2012
Midnight was the filing deadline for "super" political action committees to reveal where all the big money flowing into the 2012 presidential campaigns is coming from. But still, it could be a while before we know the names of donors.
Posted In: super PAC, campaign contributions

The problem with Obama's carrots and sticks plan

Feb 1, 2012
President Obama plans to build much of his election-year policy agenda around carrots and sticks. But commentator Amity Shlaes that plan could backfire.
Posted In: Barack Obama, Jobs

Nebraska manufacturers make dramatic comeback

Jan 31, 2012
How employees at one Nebraska manufacturer pulled together to survive recession, and now the future seems brighter than ever.
Posted In: 2012 election, Nebraska, manufacturing, Agriculture

Nevada’s boom and bust economy

Jan 31, 2012
Nevadans have been risk-takers, and sometimes losers, since the days of the Comstock Lode.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, Las Vegas, Nevada

What matters to Nebraska and Nevada in the election

Jan 31, 2012
The two states are vastly different in their economies. What they are concerned about, and what they're looking for in this upcoming election.
Posted In: 2012 election, Nebraska, Nevada

Steady and conservative: The Nebraska Way

Jan 31, 2012
Risk-averse Nebraskans avoided the housing bust and -- thanks to high crop prices -- many are thriving.
Posted In: Nebraska

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