At the capital: More details on the excellent labor reforms in AB182

Bill would eliminate evergreen clauses and binding arbitration

March 12, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

Assemblyman Randy Kirner’s excellent collective bargaining reform bill, AB182, is scheduled for a hearing in Assembly Commerce and Labor next Monday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m.

Nevada education needs a coherent plan, not a politically expedient spending spree

By Dr. James W. Guthrie

March 12, 2015

By almost any measure, Nevada's education system ranks low, often at the nation’s bottom. Consequently, it makes sense that Gov. Brian Sandoval should elevate education to his topmost priority. Our schools need attention, and the governor desires to improve them. Regrettably, however, his improvement plan falls dramatically short.

Stop the insanity of runaway education spending

Wholesale reform needed to improve Nevada education

March 11, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

Today, the State of Nevada must ask itself whether it should throw more money into trying to fix its broken education system or whether it should replace it with a new-and-improved, functional model that’s working well around the country.

At the capital: SB28 would severely limit the public's access to government records

SB28 would let government charge you, by page, for sending you records via email

March 4, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

SB28, which is going to be heard on Wednesday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. in Senate Government Affairs, exemplifies this mindset.  Introduced by the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities, SB28 would allow government entities to charge public-record requesters for extraordinary use of personal or technology.

At the capital: AB182 contains a host of needed labor reforms

February 26, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

Proposed by Assemblyman Randy Kirner, AB182 would enact a number of reforms including prohibiting government entities from collecting dues for union organizations, prohibiting governments from paying union employees to work for their union, excluding management and supervisory employees from collective bargaining and eliminating “evergreen” clauses and mandatory binding arbitration.

NVPERS: unfair for taxpayers and retirees

Reform Nevada's public pension system into a 21st Century model that works

February 19, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

Liberals are supposedly all about “fairness.”

So, it’s particularly confusing that those same liberals champion a retirement system that, by design, leaves its members with seriously inequitable outcomes.

Nevada's going to the dogs, and that's a good thing

How a bill to allow dogs in bars offers a lesson on free markets

February 18, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

In the midst of hearing bills that would reform the state’s pension system, eliminate prevailing wage requirements for school construction projects, and allow school boards to raise property taxes without a vote of the people, one committee heard a bill that would allow dogs in bars.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. James Settelmeyer (R-Minden), may seem trivial at first, but on second look, it’s anything but.

At the capital: School choice gets its day at the Legislature

Opportunity scholarship bill would benefit students and businesses

February 17, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

One of the most exciting reforms on the agenda at the Legislature is school choice. Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 18 at 3:15 p.m., the Assembly Education Committee will hear AB165.One of the most exciting reforms on the agenda at the Legislature is school choice. Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 18 at 3:15 p.m., the Assembly Education Committee will hear AB165.

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