Solutions 2013

A Sourcebook for Nevada Policymakers

March 1, 2012 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Solutions 2013 covers 39 subject areas and is a comprehensive sourcebook for lawmakers, candidates and citizens who are interested in policy solutions. As the name implies, these are the solutions for the issues facing Nevadans — from taxes to education, from energy to labor, from economic development to higher education, and many more.

A more reasonable road

Privatization can help address our transportation challenges

March 25, 2009 | by Patrick R. Gibbons

According to the Urban Mobility Report, from Texas A&M's Texas Transportation Institute, the average commuter in Las Vegas will face 30 hours of traffic delays over the course of a year - almost an entire work week wasted in traffic. As Nevada continues to grow, congestion and pollution problems will mount unless the increasing demand for road capacity is met.

Tax Dollar Performance in Nevada

A Quantitative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Government Spending in the Silver State

February 24, 2009 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Quantitative analyses suggest that tax dollars are being spent quite ineffectively in the Silver State.

NPRI's Recommendations for Cost-Cutting and Reform

In the face of today's fiscal challenges, Nevada policymakers must recognize the need to enact sweeping reforms that transform how state government conducts its business.

Their benefits, our potholes

The costs of NVPERS put taxpayers in a jam.

August 31, 2007 | by Doug French

What a summer. No sooner did streets and sidewalks collapse in mid-town Manhattan, than another example of the country’s aging infrastructure plummeted into the mighty Mississippi River in Minnesota.

No room to complain

Opponents of Gibbons' highway funding plan overstate the LVCVA's worth.

May 18, 2007 | by Doug French

The same folks who have been pounding the table demanding Gov. Jim Gibbons fix the highway funding problem in (especially southern) Nevada are now calling his funding plan “dead on arrival,” “not based upon sound policy” and “phony.”

Street Smarts

Our congested roads reveal we need a more intelligent paradigm

January 4, 2007 | by Steven Miller

Southern Nevada’s traffic congestion woes, says one of America’s pre-eminent transportation experts, stem from “poor policy choices and a failure to separate solutions that are effective from those that are not.”

Growth task force agenda a loser

May 27, 2005 | by Doug French

The Clark County Community Growth Task Force made expansion of the county mass transit plan a priority recommendation for “furthering the Urban Design goal” in its recent report.

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