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LETTER: The golden parachutes down in Henderson

It boggles my mind to read the story of the fired employees for the city of Henderson (Thursday Review-Journal). Aren’t most city employees salaried? How do they accumulate so much paid time off and get paid for the balance when they are terminated for not doing their jobs?

According to your report, one employee walked away with $200,000 in accrued time off, another with a $90,000 payout and a third with $29,000. Sweet. I don’t think the private sector is quite so generous when an employee is terminated or forced to resign due to misconduct.

Perhaps if all of us were government employees, we would have more tolerance for this kind of thinking.

LETTER: No such thing as ‘nonfunctional’ grass

The Southern Nevada Water Authority’s assault on turf grass is a misguided attempt to take from current residents in order to accommodate growth.

LETTER: Do Nevada lawmakers live in the real world?

Does Assemblywoman Leslie Cohen, sponsor of Assembly Bill 380, know anything about natural gas? Suppose we ban natural gas in Nevada. What would happen?

LETTER: Carbon tax, free market are the best regulators

Your editorial criticizing Assembly Bill 380, which aims to reduce the amount of natural gas Nevadans use, misses the better way of regulating greenhouse gas emissions: the free market.