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.
Prevailing wage laws in Nevada undermine competition on the labor market and drive up construction costs borne by state taxpayers
NRS 288, Nevada's mandatory collective bargaining statute, is a law against student learning.
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.
As the result of hundreds of public records requests, NPRI has uncovered millions of dollars of government waste.
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.