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November 18, 2014

Ready for the next state tax increase battle?

November 12, 2014 | by Ron Knecht

Nevada’s taxation department issued a report Monday listing $2.2-billion in new annual revenues that allegedly could be collected if certain tax exemptions, credits, abatements and preferential tax rates were removed from state law.

Former NSEA staffer accuses union of racial discrimination

Plaintiff calls the case “textbook” racism, union won’t return requests for comment

November 10, 2014 | by Chantal Lovell

A former employee of the Nevada State Education Association is suing his former employer, union over what he calls “textbook” racism. 

How Republicans can succeed where Democrats have failed: Part II

Pension system is neither sustainable for taxpayers, nor attractive to young workers

November 5, 2014 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Not beholden to public-employee unions, Republicans have a chance to reform public pensions.

How Republicans can succeed where Democrats have failed: Part I

Education reform should top the Republican agenda

November 5, 2014 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

With Republicans set to assume control of both chambers of the Nevada Legislature — along with all the state’s constitutional offices — parents across Nevada can only wait with bated breath to see if Republicans will move to implement the fundamental reforms Nevada’s K-12 education system needs.

What should “revenue reform” look like?

State tax system could be stabilized and improved with broader consumption tax

November 3, 2014 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Any discussion about reforming the structure of Nevada’s tax code should be divorced from the debate over how much in total revenue state officials would like to receive.  In other words, for tax reform to have legs politically, it must be done on a revenue-neutral basis.

CCSD spent over $13,000 discussing controversial sex-ed program

Plan was to ‘impact’ individuals throughout community, school district; allegedly skirt parents

October 30, 2014 | by Steven Miller

The Clark County School District spent over $13,000 this year to discuss the child sex-education advocacy program that made headlines when it was reported that the district was considering teaching masturbation to Kindergartners. 

Minimum-wage hike is the path to poverty for poor people

October 29, 2014 | by Chantal Lovell

Those who wish to raise the minimum wage say they want to help poor people, but a minimum-wage hike is a sure-fire way to keep poor people in poverty.

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