Policy Studies

NPRI's Recommendations for Cost-Cutting and Reform

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.

The Nevada Piglet Book 2008

September 23, 2008 | by Louis Dezseran , Steven Miller

Open-records requests made of state agencies and local governments around Nevada reveal that wasteful government spending is rampant throughout the Silver State. 

Quality & Quantity

Nevada's Educational Challenges

May 7, 2008 | by Matthew Ladner

By embracing school choice, Nevada can duplicate the success of neighboring Arizona in addressing the biggest challenges facing K-12 education.

Getting Plucked in Nevada

How Government Covertly Increases Your Tax Burden

February 21, 2008 | by Steven Miller

You'd never know it from the incessant calls for new taxes on Nevadans, but Silver State residents already pay some of the highest taxes in the nation.

Nevada's Opinion on K-12 Education and School Choice

January 29, 2008 | by Paul DiPerna

Where does Nevada stand on school choice and other K-12 education issues? At least one thing is clear: Nevadans would like a K-12 school choice system that offers opportunity and access to a range of schooling options.

The Federal Land Stranglehold

- and What Nevada Can Do About It

June 1, 2007 | by Charles F. Barr

The federal government's tight grip on Nevada's land is causing economic harm – and, in many cases, genuine hardship – to local developers, workers, renters and would-be homeowners.

NPRI's 2007 Roundtables

Career & Technical Education in Nevada

April 1, 2007 | by Robert Schmidt Ph.D. , John Ziebell

Many of Nevada's high school graduates are more inclined toward - and perhaps better suited for - an education that emphasizes technical and practical skills, rather than academics.

A TASC for Nevada

Economic benefits for the Silver State of TASC-style spending control

Legal constraints on government spending redound to the benefit of the economy and substantial improvements in living standards.

Teaching the Forgotten Half

Career and Vocational Education in Nevada's High Schools

October 1, 2006 | by Robert Schmidt Ph.D.

For years, Nevada's public education system has ignored the particular nature of its community job base.

Thoroughly Inadequate:

The 'School Funding Adequacy' Evasion

September 1, 2006 | by Richard P. Phelps Ph.D.

A new study that recommends doubling public expenditure on Nevada's public schools is deeply flawed.

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