Policy Studies

The 2011 Nevada Legislative Session

Review & Report Card

June 28, 2011 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

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.

The Impact of Obamacare on Nevada’s Medicaid Spending

Federal mandates will cost Nevada $5.4 billion in the next decade

Nevada will have to spend an additional $5.4 billion over the next decade to fund the forced expansion of Medicaid required by Obamacare.

Who Really Prevails Under Prevailing Wage?

Nevada governments waste billions in subsidies to union labor

April 20, 2011 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Prevailing wage laws in Nevada undermine competition on the labor market and drive up construction costs borne by state taxpayers

NRS 288

A Law Against Student Learning

March 23, 2011 | by G. Gregory Moo

NRS 288, Nevada's mandatory collective bargaining statute, is a law against student learning.

Better Budgeting for Better Results

Performance-based budgeting reforms can save Nevada taxpayers billions

January 20, 2011 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Changing Nevada's budgeting process to a performance-based approach would maintain or increase levels of government service while saving the state more than $3 billion.

The Nevada Piglet Book 2010

September 30, 2010 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

As the result of hundreds of public records requests, NPRI has uncovered millions of dollars of government waste.

One Sound State, Once Again

Comprehensive fiscal reforms to again make Nevada strong, prosperous and free

June 1, 2010 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

The Nevada Policy Research Institute has released a new plan for comprehensive tax and fiscal reform. Read about how Nevada can have revenue-neutral tax reform that would broaden and stabilize its tax base and implement fiscal reforms that would reduce future budget deficits.

Bit by Bit

Virtual Schools Can Transform Nevada Public Education

May 17, 2010 | by Patrick R. Gibbons

Virtual Schools will — and already have begun to — transform Nevada's education system. In the near future, virtual schools will improve student achievement and save taxpayer dollars.

The 2009 Nevada Legislative Session

Review & Report Card

September 24, 2009 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

How did Nevada lawmakers address the state's mounting economic challenges in 2009? By imposing the largest series of tax increases in state history.

Nevada’s Freedom Budget 2009-2011

The Road to Recovery

April 30, 2009 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

A line-by-line Nevada budget based on principle and priorities. Cost to taxpayers over two years: $5.1 billion.

Total Records: 76

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