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Dad told seeing state's records on his kids will cost him $10 grand+

Over 800 data points now collected on each Nevada public, charter school student

April 24, 2014 | by Karen Gray

LAS VEGAS — Would you like to see the information the State of Nevada is keeping on your child?

You may have to take out a loan.

The State Department of Education recently notified one Washoe County parent it would cost him more than $10,000.

When John Eppolito, a parent of four, asked to view the information the state is warehousing on his children, he was informed that "the Department’s Director of Information Technology… has estimated that the cost will be approximately $10,194."

Bundy skirmish a flashpoint in larger issue

Federal authorities in open violation of constitutional law

April 22, 2014 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Bundy’s situation is merely the latest flashpoint in a growing resentment across the American West of the federal government’s presumptuous and frequently abusive administration of the land. In Nevada, where federal authorities control 87 percent of the land — leaving the people only 13 percent — public resentment toward the federal land imperium is pervasive and bipartisan. 

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.

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