Geoffrey Lawrence

Deputy Director of Policy

Geoffrey Lawrence is the deputy director of policy 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.


Recent Work

Bundy skirmish a flashpoint in larger issue

Federal authorities in open violation of constitutional law

April 22, 2014

Bundy’s situation is merely the latest flashpoint in a growing resentment across the American West of the federal government’s presumptuous and frequently abusive administration of the land. In Nevada, where federal authorities control 87 percent of the land — leaving the people only 13 percent — public resentment toward the federal land imperium is pervasive and bipartisan. 

Bankruptcy isn't a four-letter word

Governor should call special session to enact municipal bankruptcy statute

March 27, 2014

A municipal bankruptcy statute is urgently needed to allow North Las Vegas to re-emerge from its current state of prolonged insolvency.  Few things should warrant a special session of the legislature, but the pressing need for a municipal bankruptcy statute is one.

The Left's new agenda

Minimum wage hikes and unemployment benefits aren’t the key to prosperity

February 10, 2014

The left's new agenda is to smooth income "inequality" by extending unemployment benefits and raising the national minimum wage. But, data shows it is one's decision to work that plays the biggest role in determining one's position on the income scale.

ACA unlikely to reduce emergency care

Key Obamacare rationale proves to be all hype

January 8, 2014

The Affordable Care Act is touted to decrease emergency room costs and visits through expanded health care coverage, but an Oregon study shows the new law is likely to have the opposite effect.

Let's end the backroom deals

Government unions and public officials keep Nevadans needlessly in the dark

December 18, 2013

Government unions and public officials are needlessly keeping Nevadans in the dark.