LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Policy Research Institute announced today it will again offer a $2,500 scholarship to a graduating Clark County high school student who shows the potential to make a significant contribution to the cause of economic liberty.
SB28, which is going to be heard on Wednesday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. in Senate Government Affairs, exemplifies this mindset. Introduced by the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities, SB28 would allow government entities to charge public-record requesters for extraordinary use of personal or technology.
RENO — The Nevada Policy Research Institute rolled out a new billboard to help lawmakers and citizens understand how they can improve education in Nevada.
The billboard, located in Reno along the I-580 just north of W. Huffaker Lane and visible to northbound commuters — including lawmakers on their way to Reno or the airport — demonstrates why simply spending more on education won’t create better outcomes for students.
Proposed by Assemblyman Randy Kirner, AB182 would enact a number of reforms including prohibiting government entities from collecting dues for union organizations, prohibiting governments from paying union employees to work for their union, excluding management and supervisory employees from collective bargaining and eliminating “evergreen” clauses and mandatory binding arbitration.
CARSON CITY — Three polls released today by the Nevada Policy Research Institute show strong opposition to the property-tax rollover contained in Senate Bill 119.
SB119 contains both a repeal of prevailing wage requirements for public school and university construction and a property tax rollover by authorizing school boards to conduct 10 additional years of bonding without a popular vote. SB119 has passed the Nevada state Senate and is scheduled for a hearing today, Thursday, February 26 in the Assembly Committee on Government Affairs at 8 a.m.
Liberals are supposedly all about “fairness.”
So, it’s particularly confusing that those same liberals champion a retirement system that, by design, leaves its members with seriously inequitable outcomes.
In the midst of hearing bills that would reform the state’s pension system, eliminate prevailing wage requirements for school construction projects, and allow school boards to raise property taxes without a vote of the people, one committee heard a bill that would allow dogs in bars.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. James Settelmeyer (R-Minden), may seem trivial at first, but on second look, it’s anything but.