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.
Open-records requests made of state agencies and local governments around Nevada reveal that wasteful government spending is rampant throughout the Silver State.
By embracing school choice, Nevada can duplicate the success of neighboring Arizona in addressing the biggest challenges facing K-12 education.
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.