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

Governor’s new tax plan still has numerous structural, constitutional issues

May 25, 2015

CARSON CITY – Today, the Assembly Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees held a joint hearing on Gov. Brian Sandoval’s new tax proposal, which was heard as an amendment to AB464. Sandoval’s tax plan would increase the modified business tax, raise the business license fee and create a new gross receipts tax, called the “commerce” tax.

NPRI executive vice president Victor Joecks offered the following testimony.

Five lawmakers will determine if you’re hit with the largest tax hike in Nevada history

At least two must stand with taxpayers or Sandoval’s tax-hike scheme goes through

May 19, 2015

Whether Gov. Brian Sandoval gets to impose the largest tax increase in state history on Nevadans is going to come down to whether he can induce a handful of lawmakers, who are currently on the fence, to go with him.

Edwards offers alternative to mindless education spending

Dickman, Titus and Edwards show courage in voting against wasteful spending

May 16, 2015

Today, there were three legislators, Assemblywomen Jill Dickman and Robin Titus and Assemblyman Chris Edwards who took the lead in questioning many wasteful government programs. Taxpayers should be grateful that these three folks also had the courage to vote against a number of these wasteful government programs. 

Scorecard: Only 7 Assembly Republicans seem likely to support Sandoval's tax hike

Assemblyman provides 'inside baseball' on pressure facing lawmakers in Carson

May 13, 2015

Hickey recently posted two entries on his blog, Soup to Nuts, where he used a baseball motif to do a member-by-member analysis on which Assembly Republicans he believes are on the Governor’s “team” when it comes to passing tax increases.