If Nevada really wants a robust and flourishing economy, it needs to streamline state and local regulations, reduce and eliminate state and local licensing fees and filing requirements, ease restrictions that discourage hiring and eliminate government-granted business subsidies. Those are just some of the findings contained in The Path to Sustainable Prosperity, a comprehensive study on economic development.
When the government controls society’s resources, it becomes about who you know, not what you know. As resources are politicized, they get doled out to those with political pull to the detriment of the average citizen. That’s a central lesson of this biennium’s Piglet Book.
The teachers' union and AFL-CIO have proposed implementing a margin tax in Nevada. This study answers the top questions about how a margin tax would work and reveals how a margin tax would harm Nevada’s economy.
Solutions 2013 covers 39 subject areas and is a comprehensive sourcebook for lawmakers, candidates and citizens who are interested in policy solutions. As the name implies, these are the solutions for the issues facing Nevadans — from taxes to education, from energy to labor, from economic development to higher education, and many more.
The true funding health of Nevada PERS is far poorer than most realize. Using fair-market valuation, PERS' funding ratio falls from 70 percent to around 34 percent and its unfunded liabilities would rise from about $10 billion to almost $41 billion.
Digital learning offers schools a chance to multiply the impact of their best teachers, personalize the education experience for each student and do both while spending less. About 1.5 million students around the country are currently enrolled in a digital learning program and that number is growing rapidly both in Nevada and nationwide.
How did your lawmaker score? NPRI's report card has the answer. Along with a comprehensive recap of the legislative session, this study contains a score of each legislator's voting record. This score is an objective measure to compare how favorable a lawmaker was to economic freedom and education reform.
Nevada will have to spend an additional $5.4 billion over the next decade to fund the forced expansion of Medicaid required by Obamacare.