Victor Joecks

Executive Vice President

vj@npri.org

Victor Joecks is executive vice president at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and oversees the execution of NPRI's strategic plan and policy initiatives. He joined the Institute in 2009 and previously served as its communication director. Under his leadership, NPRI obtained record amounts of state and national media coverage.


Recent Work

Raising the minimum wage in Nevada would hurt workers

Removal of daily overtime requirement is great, but combined with job-killing minimum-wage increase

April 22, 2015

As it is currently written, we oppose SB193. We do strongly support the removal of the daily overtime requirement, but not when combined with an increase in the minimum wage. This increase in the minimum wage would be harmful for entry-level and low-skill workers.

Sandoval's Gross Receipts BLT won't improve education

Governor's plan to spend more is deja vu

April 6, 2015

To pitch his plan for a modified version of the margin tax before the Nevada Legislature, Gov. Brian Sandoval invited former governors Robert List, Richard Bryan and Bob Miller to sit before the Senate and Assembly Taxation Committees, meeting jointly.

Collective bargaining reforms will create a better balance of power

Testimony on AB182

March 25, 2015

We strongly support AB182. This an excellent bill full of common-sense reforms that will create a better balance of power between taxpayers and elected officials and unionized local government employees.

NPRI releases alternative budget proposal

"Need" for tax increases eliminated

March 23, 2015

CARSON CITY – Today, the Nevada Policy Research Institute released an alternative line-by-line budget for Nevada, entitled the Freedom Budget 2016-2017.