Football is, appropriately enough, a gladiatorial sport.
Nevada public school graduates scored worst in the nation on ACT tests, which measure college preparedness.
The state Supreme Court ruled the education savings accounts law, which would help students escape failing public schools, funding method was unconstitutional, but it was not urgent enough to consider in a special session of the Legislature.
Wild horses overpopulate the range and are running ranchers out of business.
Federal public land restrictions are hampering mining, ranching, oil and gas exploration and other economic uses.
Ten counties face monopolies and higher premiums and deductibles when it comes to access to ObamaCare.
Nevada needs to improve its transportation infrastructure and is asking voters in each county to allow fuel taxes to be indexed to inflation.
Nevada faces more than $40 billion in unfunded liabilities for public employee pensions.
The next biennium budget faces a $400 million shortfall in revenue even though lawmakers in 2015 raised taxes $1.5 billion, the highest increase ever.
So what do the governor and the state lawmakers do during this past week’s special session? They agree to spend $750 million in tax money to help build a football stadium for a billionaire casino owner and a billionaire NFL team owner.
On top of that the Nevada Department of Transportation says $900 million in road projects will be needed to be accelerated to accommodate the stadium traffic, which means $900 million in roadwork elsewhere will be delayed.
Instead of addressing the public service needs, they give us bread and circuses — without the bread.