Monthly Archives: May 2013

Fun for all: Kirkpatrick revises entertainment tax bill

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on May 31, 2013
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Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick is no longer proposing to levy an 8 percent tax on things such as movies, gym memberships, greens fees at golf courses, ski lift tickets, and other entertainment.

Legislative panels endorse eliminating pay cuts for state employees

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on May 31, 2013
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A group of legislators today voted to eliminate a 2.5 percent salary cut for state and higher education employees.

Union website warns Las Vegas visitors of potential strikes

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on May 31, 2013
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The Culinary Union has launched a new website to warn travelers about possible labor disputes in Las Vegas. VegasTravelAlert.org allows Las Vegas-bound visitors to sign up for email alerts about potential strikes as resort leaders work to ink new contracts with the Culinary, which represents more than 60,000 workers.

MGM names new CEO of hospitality with focus on 3 brands

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on May 31, 2013
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Promoted from executive vice president of global development, Michael Evans is now in charge of developing and operating resorts under the brands Bellagio, MGM Grand and Skylofts.

Sandoval vetoes employment discrimination bill, says it ‘goes too far’

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on May 31, 2013
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Gov. Brian Sandoval has exercised his first veto of the 2013 Legislature, killing a bill to award damages victims of employment discrimination.

‘Jackass’ star helps open Chronic Tacos at Palms

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on May 31, 2013
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Chronic Tacos, a popular Mexican food joint out of California, has opened a restaurant at the Palms. Known for serving gigantic portions of authentic Mexican food crafted from age-old recipes, the new Chronic Tacos is next to Earl of Sandwich and Brenden Theaters in the Palms.

Trustees now say Medicare will be exhausted in 2026

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on May 31, 2013
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The government said Friday that Medicare's giant hospital trust will not be exhausted until 2026, two years later than projected last year, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund remained unchanged at 2033.

Sequestration-necessitated ‘stand down’ to mean fewer aircraft over Nellis

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on May 31, 2013
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Aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base will spend less time in the skies over Nevada beginning Saturday as the Air Force cuts thousands of flight hours – the latest ramification of federal budget cuts on the military.

‘Millionaire Maker’ to boost World Series of Poker this weekend

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on May 31, 2013
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The scene for the first couple of days at the World Series of Poker was perfect for tourists and fans who wanted to sightsee. The halls at the Rio were not yet congested to the point where no one could move during tournament breaks, but a mass of well-known professionals was already out in full force.

St. Rose hospital wrongly sending patients to UMC, state finds

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on May 31, 2013
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State investigators have found a pattern of improper patient transfers by St. Rose Dominican Hospitals — Siena Campus to the region’s only public hospital, according to documents obtained by the Las Vegas Sun. UMC CEO Brian Brannman said the practice could be contributing to financial shortfalls at UMC and is worsening the overcrowding of its emergency room.