Why YOU should VOTE NO on Nevada Question 3

In this upcoming ballot, Nevada Initiative 3 will be something you should be very informed about before voting.

Initiative 3, if passed, would put a Margin Tax on businesses that make more than $1 million dollars in annual gross revenues. It  would place a 2% tax, regardless of how much, if any, of the business’s revenues are actual profit. For example, if a local restaurant were to make $1 million dollars, but had business costs of $1.5 million dollars, this restaurant would still need to spend $20,000.00 in additional taxes, even though the restaurant never saw a profit. This tax, if passed, would be equivalent to a 15%  business tax, which is higher than California’s corporate taxes, and would put Nevada in the top 5 highest taxed states in the country.

The Question also claims that the funds raised by the Margin Tax would benefit education. However, nowhere in the initiative does it mention how the money will be spent, or that it will even be guaranteed to be spent on education. That is because the money will be put into the General Fund, meaning that politicians can pick and chose how the money actually will be spent. Essentially, not a single dollar from the Margin Tax could be spent on education if Nevada Politicians choose to do so. Basically, the idea of the fund being “raised for Nevada schools” is just a ploy to get you, the voter, to vote yes on something that would otherwise be illegal to do without being voted on.

The biggest losers of Question 3 would be the people of Nevada. Because this tax is targeting businesses and is so steep, it will cost thousands of jobs, resulting in a hurting to Nevada’s already struggling economy. The only way to keep Nevada going strong, is to have a striving economy from its residents being employed, why would anyone want to hurt that?

With Nevada currently being a desirable place for businesses to come to, the state is growing and the economy has been substantially getting better and better over the past several years, but still has a lot of improving to do. This margin tax is the worst thing that could come about for Nevada, and put the state right back in a bad place. Lets keep Nevada a place people want to come to, not leave.

For more information be sure to visit stopthemargintax.com, and like Joey Gilbert & Associates on Facebook to keep up with Question 3.





Immigration Hold Requests to be denied by Washoe County Jail

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Washoe County Sheriff Michael Haley announced yesterday, Wednesday September 10th, that people will no longer be jailed due to requests from the feral immigration authorities.

In most jails, inmates are processed through a federal system designed to check their immigration status. Those inmates that are suspected of being in the country illegally are flagged and issued a “detainer,” which holds them in custody until Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official agents arrive and can consider these inmates for deportation.

However, due to recent court rulings, these ICE detainers are just requests, not official mandates, creating liability issues for jails if they were to keep inmates incarcerated longer as desired by federal immigration officials.

“If ICE provides a warrant saying that they are arresting an individual and are taking them into their custody, we will hold that person on behalf of ICE,” Haley said. “However, we will not hold a person in our custody based solely on an ICE-issued detainer saying that they may have some interest in that person.”

Vaguely, if ICE issues a warrant for people accused of living in the country illegally, not just a request, individuals could still be held in the county jail without review by a judge in potential violation of a person’s Fourth Amendment Rights. However, the jail can still hold on to people that have not gone through the judicial process for probable cause. Essentially, ICE could abuse this by requesting holds on people who do not meet the probable cause for official detainment.

For more information, visit http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2014/09/10/washoe-sheriff-says-immigration-hold-requests/15402655/

Deadly Stabbing Near V.A. Hospital Under Investigation



RENO, NEV. – On Tuesday September 9, 2014, at roughly 7:45 p.m. near the V.A.

Hospital, a fight that lead to a stabbing, resulting in a 48-year-old man’s death.

Police say the man was walking down the street near the corner of Vassar St and Kirman Ave. The suspects were reported as four male juveniles, who were yelling from across the street at the victim. The four juveniles then crossed the street, to which a fight broke out.

The victim, whose identity has yet to be released, was taken to Renown Hospital, where he later died.

The suspects fled the scene, and are yet to be found.

Reno Police Department is currently investigating and is urging anyone with information to call them at 334-2115 or to call Secret Witness at 775-322-4990.

Reno Prostitution Sting Leads to 31 Arrests


This past weekend, a two day operation led to the arrest of 31 people in a prostitution sting. The Reno Police Department stated that the women arrested were ages 18-53. The operation took place on the 4th Street Corridor primarily through internet transactions and focusing on sex trafficking and exploitation.

A FBI victims advocate and a representative from Awaken, Inc., a faith-based nonprofit group, met with each of the victims and provided them with food, clothing and referrals to get help.

The Reno Police Department’s Regional Street Enforcement Team participated in the initiative which police said is “designed to recover juvenile victims of commercial sexual exploitation, sex trafficking and identify, arrest those who are responsible for their exploitation.”

Nevada Attorney General’s Office, enforcement agents from the Nevada Gaming Control Board and attorneys from the United States Attorney’s Office participated in the initiative, a Reno police press release said.

Victim Dies in Spanish Springs Shooting

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The victim of 19 year old Brandon Moore-Montgomery, was pronounced dead by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffery James Montgomery, 45, is also the father of Brandon Moore-Montgomery. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds on June 12 at his home in Spanish Springs.

Brandon Moore-Montgomery turned himself in just over a week ago. The investigation is still pending, however, the case is being investigated as a homicide and Montgomery now faces an open murder charge.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at 775-328-3320 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

North Reno Shooting Leaves 2 Injured


The Reno Police Department Regional Gang Unit responded to calls of gunshots on Wednesday northeast of downtown Reno.

Officers arrived at an apartment complex to find both an man and a woman with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Both were taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

Reno Police state that they have little information regarding the shooting and are asking for the publics help. If you have any information relating to Wednesday’s shootings, please call 775-334-3852

Washoe Valley Shooting Motives Still Being Investigated


Law Enforcement officials are still looking for clues leading up to the murder of 2 women in Washoe Valley by Anthony Gustave Nelson  whom was recently released from prison in Arizona.

Authorities believe Nelson came to Nevada in a stolen vehicle from Arizona. The owner of the vehicle was found dead in his home.

Nelson paid for a camping space in Washoe Valley which was within walking distance of the home where the shooting took place. Nelson is believed to enter the home and confront the homeowner which ending in  a murder. Up to 24 hours later, neighbors came by to check on the home and a shootout occurred killing the second victim and wounding her husband. Nelson is then believed to flee the scene in a Jeep. Authorities tracked Nelson and a chase ensued.

A second shootout with officers took place near Sand Mountain, during the gun battle Nelson was killed.

Authorities are still investigated the chain of events and trying to place Nelson’s whereabouts after his release from prison on June 2 up until the shooting.

Sparks Police Dept Arrest suspect for 10 count of Lewd Acts


The Sparks Police Dept arrested a man on monday on the suspicion of 10 child molestation incidents with a child. The incidents had occurred over 4-5 years ending in either 2008 or 2009.

Police say the alleged molestations had taken place within the boundaries of Sparks throughout all county. They received the original report on January 29 and did interviews with the victim and others, police stated.

The alleged suspect is identified as Kurt Alexan Winkelmann-Herrer, a 38 year old man. Counts include 10 counts of lewdness with a child younger than 14.

On Monday, the detectives were able to compile enough information and evidence to arrest the suspect.

Robbery of Wells Fargo Bank inside Reno Scolari’s


The Reno Police Dept has revealed additional photos of a suspect that robbed a Bank on Monday. The suspect had robbed a Wells Fargo Bank located inside of a Scolari’s Market at about 2:39p.m.

The suspect entered the Scolaris located at 6255 Sharlands Ave and told everyone he was carrying a weapon and demanded cash right on the spot, stated the police. He left with a sum of cash that is still undisclosed in amount. No weapon was ever seen during the robbery.

The man is described as caucasian, about 20-30 years old, a medium build and clean shaven wearing a white, long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and a dark baseball cap.

Secret Witness is offering $1500 reward for information leading to the man’s arrest and prosecution.


Carson City Middle School Teacher’s Aid Arrested


A middle school teacher’s aide in Carson City may face 4-24 years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a 14 year old student.

Stephanie Mariskanish allegedly had four sexual encounters with a 14 year old male student between February 1 and March 30 in her home at an apartment complex where she also offered him alcohol. Mariskanish is charged four times, once for each time she was with the boy sexually.

Mariskanish worked at Eagle Valley Middle school as a teacher’s aide for students with special needs. She was relieved of her duties early February when the schools principals reported her to investigators after the student claimed she put her hands down his pants.

Mariskanish told her father as she was being arrested, “I did some sexual stuff with a kid..I knew what I was doing..” according to incident report. She will have 15 days from her arraignment to seek trial at a preliminary hearing. She faces for Category-B felony counts and the possibility of 4-24 years in prison, if found guilty.