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Joseph Becker, chief legal officer and director of the Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation at the Neveda Policy Research Institute talks about what he calls “a dangerous precedent for those seeking information under the Nevada Public Records Act.”
An analysis of salary data by the Washington Examiner reveals county government workers in Clark County are paid second-highest in the nation when compared to the median pay of local private sector employees and 14th-highest among county government employees nationally.
On the occasion of Milton Friedman’s 101st birthday, a protégé of Friedman’s who put some of the great economist’s ideas about education into practice with incredible success, was the featured speaker at the Nevada Policy Research Institute’s July 2013 Policy Luncheon. Ben Chavis discussed Friedman, his school, its success and the campaign against him to the think-tank’s guests.
A Carson City judge on July 8 fined Citizen Outreach, conservative nonprofit group, $10,000, plus $7,600 in costs, for not filing campaign expense reports showing its source of funds and ordered the group to file such reports in 30 days.
CARSON CITY — The federal government has treated Nevada like its “colony” since statehood by continuing to exert management control over more than 80 percent of the state’s 110,540 square miles, a leader of a Nevada conservative think tank contends.
Victor Joecks talks education on KNPR
In a boffo performance that won’t come soon to a theater near you, Nicolas Cage appeared before the Nevada Senate Finance Committee early in May to support a state tax credit for film production in Nevada. The actor, who lives in Las Vegas and won a best actor Oscar for his performance in the 1995 film, Leaving Las Vegas, delivered a handy selection of broadcast- and publication-ready sound bites to a full scrum of news crews that were happy to use them. “I have four scripts that could easily be shot in Nevada,” the Las Vegas Sun quoted him as saying. “I know investors around the world. I could give you names. Give me six months, and I’ll give you a list of names of folks who would love to come to Nevada to make a movie.”
Dr. Ben Chavis talks education with Jon Ralston
Clark County has offered its largest union a contract that has a 2 percent cost-of-living increase and an additional 2 percent merit increase for eligible employees, according to a county memo obtained by the Review-Journal.