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Nevada’s schools desperately need more competition. That competition must go beyond school choice and into the unionized teaching profession, which has long been locked into an industrial-era wage scale that ignores performance.
Nevada lawmakers hoping for some extra money from the Economic Forum to spend on public education and other budget priorities over the next two years learned Wednesday they will have to look elsewhere.
Two local groups released dueling studies this week on the costs and benefits of Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard, a state law that requires power utility NV Energy to obtain 25 percent of its electricity from renewable sources such as solar and geothermal by 2025.
Like contrasting sides of a coin, two reports released this week are painting completely different pictures regarding the impact of the state’s renewable portfolio standard.
Among the bills that died as a result of this first deadline in the 77th Legislative Session were many forward-thinking, market-oriented policy solutions as well as short-sighted government interventions into the marketplace. This report reviews those good, bad and ugly bills.
When Clark County District Attorney David Roger announced he would retire in early 2012, the top prosecutor was 50 years old. Yet he started collecting his annual pension of about $150,000 immediately upon leaving office.