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.
How did Nevada lawmakers address the state's mounting economic challenges in 2009? By imposing the largest series of tax increases in state history.
A line-by-line Nevada budget based on principle and priorities. Cost to taxpayers over two years: $5.1 billion.
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?
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.
Quantitative analyses suggest that tax dollars are being spent quite ineffectively in the Silver State.
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.
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.
In the face of today's fiscal challenges, Nevada policymakers must recognize the need to enact sweeping reforms that transform how state government conducts its business.