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).
For every ribbon-cutting held to announce a government-chosen “winner,” there are numerous government-created losers in the shadows.
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.
The second month of pension payout data released by Nevada PERS is now online and searchable at TransparentNevada.com/NVPERS, the Nevada Policy Research Institute announced today. Retiree payouts for February 2014 have been combined with January amounts and provide an even more complete picture of what retirees are making.
History has shown that when government subsidizes businesses, not only do the favored corporations tend to lose, so do taxpayers and legitimate businesses. Yet, that’s exactly what the City of Las Vegas is considering doing in possibly subsidizing a downtown sports arena.
In 2011, under the guise of “economic development,” state lawmakers created the Catalyst Fund, administered by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, to provide up to $10 million in state tax dollars to private businesses. In response, NPRI’s Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation has just filed a lawsuit charging that the Catalyst Fund violates Article 8, Sections 9 and 10 of the state constitution.
After voters overwhelmingly voted to maintain the Nevada Constitution's ban on state monetary gifts to private companies, the Governor's Office of Economic Development devised a round-about way to offer government subsidies to private companies.
The Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation at NPRI sued the Governor’s Office of Economic Development over Nevada’s Catalyst Fund, which provides unconstitutional taxpayer subsidies to private businesses.