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May 30, 2015

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Editorial: Las Vegas as a moviemaking town: Lights! Camera! Tax credits!
“Mall Cop 2” is the first movie to be awarded a certificate of eligibility for credits. Once its expenses are audited and the qualifying expenditures are confirmed, the production could receive as much as $4.3 million in tax credits, according to Kim Spurgeon, an analyst at the Nevada Film Office. The four-year pilot program, operated by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, offers the transferable tax credit to productions that, among other things, have budgets greater than $500,000 and will shoot at least 60 percent of their footage in the state ...
Editorial: When the politics of lawmaking gets in the way of transparency
Politics may be great sport, but most Nevadans don’t understand how it’s played and have little opportunity to observe it. Nevada’s Legislature meets only once every two years, during a madcap four-month session that starts with all of the excitement of sap dripping from a maple tree and ends with the high-speed churning of a food blender.

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It’s time to hold police accountable
Enough is enough! It’s time to establish and improve conspicuous eccentricity of police officers in the United States through a citizen oversight committee that will mandate the highest ethical standards in police organizations that oversee law enforcement.
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Marc Kaplar, Boulder City
Remember heroism of WWII veterans
My wife and I care for her brother in our home. He is 92 and a World War II veteran who was at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, landed at Normandy on June 9 and fought in Europe.
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Michael Casler, Las Vegas
Don’t let Buffett kill solar progress
Regarding solar, Brian Greenspun said in the column “How about some power to the people?” (Las Vegas Sun, May 17), “I know the answer. It is money.”
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Gary Musser, Las Vegas
Societal parenting does children no favors
I couldn’t agree more with George Will’s column “In childhood, risk is inherent — and many are stuck in it” (Las Vegas Sun, May 18), wherein he reflects upon and laments the state of contemporary child-rearing and the bureaucratic interference when Maryland children, who were walking home from school by themselves with their parents’ permission, were whisked off the street by police and turned over to Child Protective Services for their safety.
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Ian Gecker, Las Vegas
Jeb Bush’s mistake mirrors his father’s
Ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has backtracked on his Iraq remarks made May 10 in an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. Bush said he would have authorized the 2003 invasion of Iraq, as his brother and then-President George W. Bush did.
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Sam Pizzo, Henderson
Desalination could have averted crisis
The old axiom “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” could have been a better title for Brian Greenspun’s column “How about some power to the people?” (Las Vegas Sun, May 17).
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Sandra Miner, Las Vegas
American Lung Association is oddly silent on legal marijuana
Legalizing recreational marijuana is on the horizon in Nevada, and the American Lung Association is MIA.
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Alan Stoy, Fallon
Eliminate jealousy as basis for taxation
The IRS has the unenviable job of collecting taxes according to an obsolete tax code.
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John D’Aura, Henderson
Bullies are obscuring the net metering issue
In criticizing the correct letter to the editor on net metering (“NV Energy should embrace roof solar,” Las Vegas Sun, April 21), another letter writer clouds the issue.
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Scott Fields, Las Vegas
Money spent on Iraq War should go to Social Security
Some information I came across: One-quarter of the Iraq War budget would have fixed Social Security for the next 75 years. Get it, people?
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Charles Berberian, Las Vegas

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