America's best school choice program awaits action in State Senate Finance Committee

Bill would solve the state's long-running K-12 problems

May 5, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

As of New Year’s Day, 24 states and Washington, D.C., were running 51 school choice programs. Within the next four months, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Nevada have all enacted new school choice programs.

Energy regulations to kill thousands of Nevada jobs

So-called 'renewable' and 'clean' energy mandates driving up energy prices

April 27, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

In the coming years, Nevada’s destructive energy policy will become an unavoidable reality for over 2,600 hard-working Nevada residents and harder to ignore for all rate payers. That’s thanks to Senate Bill 123, a law passed by the 2013 Legislature ordering the Silver State’s energy provider, NV Energy, to close down its remaining coal-fired power plants by 2020.

Raising the minimum wage in Nevada would hurt workers

Removal of daily overtime requirement is great, but combined with job-killing minimum-wage increase

April 22, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

As it is currently written, we oppose SB193. We do strongly support the removal of the daily overtime requirement, but not when combined with an increase in the minimum wage. This increase in the minimum wage would be harmful for entry-level and low-skill workers.

Green schools not right for Nevada

As districts begin to build new schools, they should focus on kids, not environmental activists

April 16, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

New school buildings are coming to Nevada, and if recent years are any indication, the push to build those schools to “green” standards will be as strong as the push that led lawmakers to authorize 10 additional years of bonding without voter approval to fund the construction of those schools.

Sandoval's Gross Receipts BLT won't improve education

Governor's plan to spend more is deja vu

April 6, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

To pitch his plan for a modified version of the margin tax before the Nevada Legislature, Gov. Brian Sandoval invited former governors Robert List, Richard Bryan and Bob Miller to sit before the Senate and Assembly Taxation Committees, meeting jointly.

Taxpayer cost for PERS balloons to $1.4 billion

System planning to continue raising its costs to taxpayers well into the future

March 30, 2015 | by Robert Fellner

The Nevada Public Employee Retirement System likes to boast that over 80 percent of its members’ benefits are funded through investment earnings, suggesting that there is little cost to taxpayers.

Collective bargaining reforms will create a better balance of power

Testimony on AB182

March 25, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

We strongly support AB182. This an excellent bill full of common-sense reforms that will create a better balance of power between taxpayers and elected officials and unionized local government employees.

SB252: Sandoval's job-killing tax

March 18, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, Gov. Brian Sandoval is going to make a presentation before the Senate Taxation Committee on SB252. That’s his bill to implement a Gross-Receipts Business License Tax, which is a modified version of the margin tax. 

Sandoval to voters in 2014: Help me 'keep taxes low'

Roberson also touted fighting 'for tax cuts' in 2014 election

March 16, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

In campaign materials sent during the 2014 election, Gov. Brian Sandoval told voters that he wanted to “keep taxes low.” After getting elected, he's pushing for the largest tax hike in state history.

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