Policy Studies

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.

Funding Fantasies

Nevada K-12 education spends more than you think

April 29, 2009 | by Patrick R. Gibbons

In the debate over Nevada's education funding, a fundamental question remains: How much are Silver State taxpayers actually spending on the education of their youth?

Failure Is No Longer an Option

Florida’s Decade of Education Improvement Proves Reform Works

Florida has experienced a significant increase in student achievement over the past 10 years, while Nevada's educational performance during that same time has remained relatively flat. Nevada could replicate Florida's success by implementing similar measures.

Tax Dollar Performance in Nevada

A Quantitative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Government Spending in the Silver State

February 24, 2009 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Quantitative analyses suggest that tax dollars are being spent quite ineffectively in the Silver State.

Rolling the Dice on the Taxpayers’ Dime

January 29, 2009 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Nevada's redevelopment agencies spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars subsidizing private developers, which increases the tax burden on citizens and fosters corruption. There is a better way to encourage redevelopment.

Choosing to Save

The Fiscal Impact of Education Tax Credits on the State of Nevada

January 12, 2009 | by Andrew J. Coulson

Good ideas save money or improve service. Great ideas save money and improve service.  Nevada lawmakers could do both by implementing a large‐scale education tax credit program.

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