Odds for success of PERS plan: roughly 1 in 12 quintillion

Nevada retirees risk seeing their benefits reduced as money runs short

January 15, 2014 | by Victor Joecks

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.

ACA unlikely to reduce emergency care

Key Obamacare rationale proves to be all hype

January 8, 2014 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

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.

Let's end the backroom deals

Government unions and public officials keep Nevadans needlessly in the dark

December 18, 2013 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Government unions and public officials are needlessly keeping Nevadans in the dark.

New PERS report previews a slow-motion train wreck

Nevada taxpayers on the hook for unfunded liability of over $40 billion

December 4, 2013 | by Victor Joecks

Nevada taxpayers are on the hook for an unfunded liability of over $40 billion.

The great collusion

Nevada’s unionized government workers enjoy premium compensation — to taxpayers’ detriment

December 3, 2013 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Nevada’s unionized government workers enjoy premium compensation — to taxpayers’ detriment.

Grading the legislative session

Taxpayers lose big

November 26, 2013 | by Victor Joecks

Taxpayers lose big during 2013 Legislative Session.

Government has failed to solve Nevada's housing problems

Repeated government interventions have dragged out Nevada's housing slump

October 24, 2013 | by Victor Joecks

Repeated government interventions have prolonged Nevada’s housing slump.

Lobbyist misled lawmakers to secure tax credit benefitting client

New Markets jobs act has questionable track record

October 11, 2013 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Questionable track record for "New Markets Tax Credit" program went unmentioned.

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