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Thursday, the Nevada Policy Research Institute’s Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation filed a lawsuit under the Nevada Public Records Act against the Clark County School District.
The conservative think tank Nevada Policy Research Institute announced Thursday that it’s filing a lawsuit against the district and related organizations for not releasing the work email addresses provided to teachers by their employer, the nation’s fifth-largest school district.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Top congressional Republicans want the Obama administration to reject a $5.5 billion loan being sought by a private Nevada company to build a high-speed train from the edge of California's Mojave Desert to Las Vegas.
With mounting health care costs and stagnant revenues, the Teachers Health Trust is seeking to go into arbitration with the Clark County School District to raise health premiums for nearly 18,000 teachers.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A conservative think tank released a study Tuesday that it said shows Las Vegas police employee salaries are inflated, and called for state lawmakers to ban the use of taxpayer money to pay police officers doing union business.
TransparentNevada.com, an arm of the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) think-tank, released the 2012 salaries for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department today. TransparentNevada documents information about all levels of government in the Silver State, including contracts, financial documents and public employee salaries. The information is updated each year.
There are “so many different tactics that are used” by government entities trying to avoid complying with Open Records laws, according to Karen Gray, Education Researcher for the Nevada Policy Research Institute.
Acting “willfully obtuse and dumb is one of the most effective,” offered NPRI’s Vice President of Policy Steven Miller.
As part of Sunshine Week, Gray, Miller and NPRI Media Specialist Eric Davis, who compiles the data for NPRI’s TransparentNevada site, discussed what it’s really like for those trying to wrest information from government entities in the Silver State.
Departing Superintendent Dwight Jones constantly praises Western High School as a symbol of his successful reforms. ... Despite being touted as a model school and showing some improvement, only 55 percent of Western's seniors earned diplomas in 2012.
When Gov. Brian Sandoval signed the online gambling bill in the old Assembly chambers last month, he reminisced about the 1931 “Wide Open Gambling” bill, which was signed in the same room.
But the law Sandoval signed does not open the floodgates for online gambling; it cracks the door a smidgen and ushers in the usual big names to the exclusive, new online gambling club.