Director of Research and Legislative Affairs
Geoffrey Lawrence is the Director of Research and Legislative Affairs at NPRI. Geoffrey is a frequent commentator on public policy in print, radio and television news in Nevada and his work appears regularly in publications around the state and the nation. He is noted for having developed comprehensive proposals for reform of the state revenue structure, budgeting methods and spending habits.
Nevada lawmakers need to create a parent trigger law, allowing parents to transform failing traditional schools into charter schools if a majority of them sign a petition demanding such changes.
Nevada lawmakers should protect Silver State taxpayers from the open-ended liabilities associated with DB pension plans by adopting pension reform along the lines of Utah’s hybrid system.
Nevada lawmakers could realize tens of millions in annual cost savings by returning to the state’s original prohibition on government-sector collective bargaining.
In the realm of education — arguably the most significant area of an individual’s life — most Nevadans have been deprived of choice. Instead, they have been forced into a state-run monopoly.