CARSON CITY – Responding to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s release of details of his new business-license tax proposal, NPRI executive vice president Victor Joecks issued the following comments:
As part of his push for the largest tax increase in Nevada history, Gov. Sandoval is unfortunately trying to subject all Nevada businesses to a destructive new gross receipts tax. His proposal is a modified version of the margin tax that voters rejected last fall by a massive 4-to-1 margin
Last week, my colleague Robert Fellner and I released a study that compared the pensions of recent full-career government employee retirees with their final year of base pay.
Online educational platforms have the potential to drastically alter traditional education paradigms by allowing students to engage in a highly personalized course of instruction and to work at their own pace. Online platforms also improve students’ access to the world’s most talented educators, regardless of their place of residence.
LAS VEGAS — Many of Nevada’s public employees are retiring in the lap of luxury, according to a new analysis by the Nevada Policy Research Institute.
This analysis examines 10 of Nevada’s largest government agencies and compares the full-year equivalent 2013 retirement payouts of 2011-2013 retirees who had 30 years of service or more with their final-year base pay.
Traditional licensure has no bearing on student achievement.
For decades, Nevada lawmakers have discussed the possibility of tax “reform.” Indeed, they have commissioned a growing library of studies to examine tax-reform possibilities — only to later ignore the recommendations of those studies.
Two nationally recognized educators — both critics of the controversial Common Core State Standards — are scheduled to participate next week with representatives of the Nevada Department of Education in two public examinations of the pros and cons of Common Core.
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