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