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TransparentNevada releases 2013 public-employee salary information; 2,000 earn more than governor

NPRI unveils “Lowlights List” salary facts for Northern and Southern Nevada

April 17, 2014

Searchable salary data for over 128,000 Nevada government employees, for the 2013 calendar year, is now available at TransparentNevada.com, a website operated by the Nevada Policy Research Institute to make government spending transparent to taxpayers.

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.

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