Are you better off than your parents were?
If you’re like most adult Americans, you likely answered “yes.”
But do you expect your children will be better off than you are?
If you answer “yes” to that question, you’re part of a rapidly shrinking minority.
For much of last year, most Nevada business owners and great numbers of employees expressed real concern over the margin tax proposal looming over the state.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Nevada Policy Research Institute’s lawsuit on behalf of Victor Fuentes is gaining national attention, with two nonprofits jointly filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States this week.
Nevada’s 2015 legislative session was dubbed “the education session” by some people, and there were major changes in our K-12 system. Yet, despite much talk about Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposals, the most significant reform was not one he proposed.
Editor's note: The Treasurer's office released the following initial guidelines on the state's new Education Savings Accounts (ESA) program. The guidelines offer the first glimpse at eligibility requirements for current private and homeschooled students. The Nevada Policy Research Institute will continue to help parents and schools understand ESAs and answer any questions they have.
To sell his $1.4 billion tax increase to Republicans in the Assembly and to the general public, Gov. Brian Sandoval promised that unprecedented levels of state spending would be accompanied by reforms and accountability.
During the session, the Nevada Policy Research Institute and courageous lawmakers, like Assemblyman Ira Hansen, asked the obvious question, “Where is the accountability for the money, especially the decades of education-funding increases that we’re already spending?”
The following is the essay submitted by Ryan Everson as part of his application for the Professor R.S. Nigam & NPRI Freedom Scholarship. Ryan, who will attend Arizona State University this fall, received the scholarship for his outstanding argument for school choice, as well as his many academic and community achievements. To learn more about Ryan and the annual scholarship, please click here.
In a matter of weeks, Nevada teachers will get an opportunity that comes but once a year and is a secret to many of them.
From July 1 to July 15, teachers may take a step to increase their annual pay by hundreds of dollars a year and gain more freedom in their careers. The best part? It takes just moments for them to do this.
It’s always nice when we can learn from someone else’s mistakes before they become our own.
Seattle didn’t have this luxury when its city council voted last year to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, making it the municipality with the highest minimum wage in the country.