Commentaries

Hutchison, Sandoval and the K-12 reform vs. funding debate

Lt. Gov. candidate signals willingness to trade reform for more spending

October 16, 2014 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Researchers agree that fundamental changes are needed to improve students outcomes, so why are politicians stuck in the past?

Tax would cost state, its residents millions

Study shows income losses in the hundreds of millions, job losses in the thousands

September 25, 2014 | by Chantal Lovell

Proponents of the margin tax initiative that Nevadans will consider this November want voters to believe that it will only affect “big business,” but reality tells a different story. 

Democratic Party trying to mislead on school choice in Senate race

Party sends out fliers filled with inaccurate assertions about school choice

September 18, 2014 | by Victor Joecks

While political fliers are rarely filled with reasoned or nuanced policy analysis, recent flyers paid for by the Democratic Party of Nevada contain so many inaccurate statements about school choice that a fact check is needed.

NPRI topples 3,610 dominoes to show margin tax destruction

New study says 3,610 people in Nevada will lose their jobs is tax is approved in November

August 28, 2014

The Nevada Policy Research Institute recently held a demonstration for Las Vegas media to show the devastating domino effect passage of the proposed margin tax, or Question 3, will have on the Silver State’s economy, businesses and families. 

Margin tax would cause destruction of 3,600+ private-sector jobs

New dynamic, general-equilibrium analysis simulates impact of tax proposal

August 25, 2014 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Although much has been said about the proposed margin tax on businesses that will appear as Question 3 on November’s ballot, there is a shocking lack of clarity about the actual impact of the tax on Nevada’s economy.

How do you leave a union you don't know you belong to?

August 14, 2014 | by Victor Joecks , James Sherk

Running Aug. 10-16, this coalition of 68 groups, including The Heritage Foundation, in 40 states is informing workers nationwide about their right to leave their union through radio ads, billboards, online ads, flyers and social media. Or in the case of home-care providers, these organizations are informing individuals for the first time that they may be part of a union and how to leave. 

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