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School districts see little-to-no savings on ‘green’ schools, study shows

March 26, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

LAS VEGAS — The push to build “green” schools is growing in Nevada, but a new study raises questions about the payoff of meeting these costly construction standards.

Testimony on AB182: Collective bargaining reforms will create a better balance of power

March 25, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

We strongly support AB182. This an excellent bill full of common-sense reforms that will create a better balance of power between taxpayers and elected officials and unionized local government employees.

NPRI releases alternative budget proposal

"Need" for tax increases eliminated

March 23, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

CARSON CITY – Today, the Nevada Policy Research Institute released an alternative line-by-line budget for Nevada, entitled the Freedom Budget 2016-2017.

Transparent Nevada updated with 2014 compensation data

March 19, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

LAS VEGAS — TransparentNevada.com, the website that allows users to search public employee salary and benefit information by name,  jurisdiction or job title, has been

NPRI comments on Sandoval’s job-killing gross receipts BLT

March 18, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

CARSON CITY – In response to today’s hearing by the Senate and Assembly Taxation Committees on Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Gross Receipt Business License Tax, NPRI Executive Vice President Victor Joecks released the following comments:

Gov. Brian Sandoval can put on a political circus, but his dog-and-pony show can’t mask the problems with SB252, his Gross Receipt Business License Tax. In November, voters rejected a similar proposal by a 4-to-1 ratio, because they understood that raising taxes on businesses that are losing money will kill jobs and force struggling businesses to close their doors. 

SB252: Sandoval’s job-killing tax

March 18, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, Gov. Brian Sandoval is going to make a presentation before the Senate Taxation Committee on SB252. That’s his bill to implement a Gross-Receipts Business License Tax, which is a modified version of the margin tax. 

Sandoval to voters in 2014: Help me ‘keep taxes low’

Roberson also touted fighting ‘for tax cuts’ in 2014 election

March 16, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

In campaign materials sent during the 2014 election, Gov. Brian Sandoval told voters that he wanted to “keep taxes low.” After getting elected, he's pushing for the largest tax hike in state history.

At the capital: More details on the excellent labor reforms in AB182

Bill would eliminate evergreen clauses and binding arbitration

March 12, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

Assemblyman Randy Kirner’s excellent collective bargaining reform bill, AB182, is scheduled for a hearing in Assembly Commerce and Labor next Monday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m.

Nevada education needs a coherent plan, not a politically expedient spending spree

By Dr. James W. Guthrie

March 12, 2015

By almost any measure, Nevada's education system ranks low, often at the nation’s bottom. Consequently, it makes sense that Gov. Brian Sandoval should elevate education to his topmost priority. Our schools need attention, and the governor desires to improve them. Regrettably, however, his improvement plan falls dramatically short.

Stop the insanity of runaway education spending

Wholesale reform needed to improve Nevada education

March 11, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

Today, the State of Nevada must ask itself whether it should throw more money into trying to fix its broken education system or whether it should replace it with a new-and-improved, functional model that’s working well around the country.

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