Sandoval's tax hikes explained

Businesses won't be the only ones paying the price for bigger, more wasteful Nevada government

July 7, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

For much of last year, most Nevada business owners and great numbers of employees expressed real concern over the margin tax proposal looming over the state.

State of Nevada lends its support to NPRI's case on behalf of Victor Fuentes

July 6, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

LAS VEGAS The State of Nevada has put its weight behind the Nevada Policy Research Institute’s lawsuit on behalf of Victor Fuentes and his church, Ministerio Roca Solida (Solid Rock Church), Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced in a press conference Monday.

NPRI's case against federal government gains allies, national attention

July 2, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Nevada Policy Research Institute’s lawsuit on behalf of Victor Fuentes is gaining national attention, with two nonprofits jointly filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States this week. 

More than money needed to fix education

July 1, 2015

Nevada’s 2015 legislative session was dubbed “the education session” by some people, and there were major changes in our K-12 system. Yet, despite much talk about Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposals, the most significant reform was not one he proposed.

First glimpse of eligibility requirements for ESA program released

Treasurer suggests way for private and homeschooled students to participate

June 30, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

Editor's note: The Treasurer's office released the following initial guidelines on the state's new Education Savings Accounts (ESA) program. The guidelines offer the first glimpse at eligibility requirements for current private and homeschooled students. The Nevada Policy Research Institute will continue to help parents and schools understand ESAs and answer any questions they have.   

Reforms were stripped out before session's end

Promises to tie spending to reforms and accountability proven false

June 24, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

To sell his $1.4 billion tax increase to Republicans in the Assembly and to the general public, Gov. Brian Sandoval promised that unprecedented levels of state spending would be accompanied by reforms and accountability.

During the session, the Nevada Policy Research Institute and courageous lawmakers, like Assemblyman Ira Hansen, asked the obvious question, “Where is the accountability for the money, especially the decades of education-funding increases that we’re already spending?”

How Nevada can finally fix its failing schools

June 18, 2015

The following is the essay submitted by Ryan Everson as part of his application for the Professor R.S. Nigam & NPRI Freedom Scholarship. Ryan, who will attend Arizona State University this fall, received the scholarship for his outstanding argument for school choice, as well as his many academic and community achievements. To learn more about Ryan and the annual scholarship, please click here.

NPRI announces 2015 scholarship winner

June 15, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Policy Research Institute today announced that Ryan Everson, a recent graduate of Coronado High School, is the latest recipient of the Professor R.S. Nigam & NPRI Freedom Scholarship.

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