Al Shanker identifies why margin tax wouldn't improve Nevada education

Former union president’s honest assessment of US education hinges on lack of accountability

April 14, 2014 | by Steven Miller

Albert Shanker, the late president of the American Federation of Teachers union, explained the fundamental problem with public schools: Without competition, there’s no incentive for schools to improve. 

Celebrating the Constitution

The long-term benefits of its short-term inefficiencies

April 9, 2014 | by Victor Joecks

Long-term success often requires rejecting unsound and merely short-term gains. Recognizing that principle, America’s Founders constructed a system focused on long-term success, and we all today are still enjoying the fruits of their wisdom.

NPRI welcomes Nevada Legislature into its case against state's Catalyst Fund subsidies

April 2, 2014

On behalf of its client, NPRI’s Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation today filed a Non-Opposition welcoming the Nevada Legislature as a party in its lawsuit against the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the State of Nevada and GOED Executive Director Steven Hill.

Nevada’s PERS retirees receive highest pension payouts in the nation

Government employees becoming pension millionaires

April 1, 2014 | by Chantal Lovell

According to a new study by the American Enterprise Institute, the average full-career public employee in Nevada who retired in 2011 or 2012 will become a “pension millionaire” — someone who receives a million dollars or more in retirement. On average, public retirees in the Silver State receive gold-plated pensions worth $1.33 million. And this doesn’t account for the tens of thousands of dollars in health-care benefits that many retirees receive.

Membership in Washoe Education Association falls to 60 percent following NPRI information campaign

March 31, 2014

NPRI’s campaign in summer 2013 to notify educators that they can opt out of their union by submitting written notice between July 1 and July 15 resulted in 168 members leaving the union. Prior to the summer of 2013, 2,499 of WCSD’s 3,984 teachers, or 62.7 percent, were part of the WEA. After the campaign, just 2,331 of 3,853 teachers, or 60.5 percent, are union members, according to public records provided by the school district.

Bankruptcy isn’t a four-letter word

Governor should call special session to enact municipal bankruptcy statute

March 27, 2014 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

A municipal bankruptcy statute is urgently needed to allow North Las Vegas to re-emerge from its current state of prolonged insolvency.  Few things should warrant a special session of the legislature, but the pressing need for a municipal bankruptcy statute is one.

Small business owner: Margin tax would impose 32% marginal tax rate

Threat of hefty tax offers new incentive to keep revenues low

March 25, 2014 | by Chantal Lovell

A long-time, small business owner speaks about how the margin tax would affect his business and others. Were it to pass, he estimates it could cause some businesses to scale back.

NPRI opposes CCSD attempt to stall lawsuit seeking public-records transparency

March 24, 2014

At the Nevada Supreme Court today, the Nevada Policy Research Institute filed an Opposition to the Clark County School District’s second motion to extend the period the Court had set for CCSD to respond to NPRI’s demand that it follow the Nevada Public Records Act (NPRA).

The ribbon-cutting you'll never see

When government picks economic winners and losers, it’s a loss for the rule of law

March 20, 2014 | by Steven Miller

For every ribbon-cutting held to announce a government-chosen “winner,” there are numerous government-created losers in the shadows. 

Tax hikers trying to avoid transparency

Sunshine Week shines a spotlight on governments hiding their spending

March 18, 2014 | by Robert Fellner

Las Vegas Metro and Henderson police want more money, but they don’t want taxpayers to see where their current funds are going. In honor of Sunshine Week, NPRI's researcher gives readers an inside look on obtaining public information from some agencies.

Total Records: 1266

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