Las Vegas Metro and Henderson police want more money, but they don’t want taxpayers to see where their current funds are going. In honor of Sunshine Week, NPRI's researcher gives readers an inside look on obtaining public information from some agencies.
History has shown that when government subsidizes businesses, not only do the favored corporations tend to lose, so do taxpayers and legitimate businesses. Yet, that’s exactly what the City of Las Vegas is considering doing in possibly subsidizing a downtown sports arena.
In 2011, under the guise of “economic development,” state lawmakers created the Catalyst Fund, administered by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, to provide up to $10 million in state tax dollars to private businesses. In response, NPRI’s Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation has just filed a lawsuit charging that the Catalyst Fund violates Article 8, Sections 9 and 10 of the state constitution.
The left's new agenda is to smooth income "inequality" by extending unemployment benefits and raising the national minimum wage. But, data shows it is one's decision to work that plays the biggest role in determining one's position on the income scale.
Expanding options for families and students is the way to improve Nevada's education system, not imposing a debilitating tax that will put parents out of work.
Even by lax accounting standards, PERS' unfunded liability stands at $12.9 billion, with a funding level of under 70 percent. Based on its investment return over the past five years, the likelihood that PERS will be fully funded in 2033 is more than 1 in 12 quintillion.
The Affordable Care Act is touted to decrease emergency room costs and visits through expanded health care coverage, but an Oregon study shows the new law is likely to have the opposite effect.
Government unions and public officials are needlessly keeping Nevadans in the dark.
Nevada taxpayers are on the hook for an unfunded liability of over $40 billion.