Karen Gray


Karen Gray is an education researcher and reporter at NPRI and Nevada Journal and has been with the Institute since June 2008.

Recent Work

The actual history of Nevada's ban on state gifts to private companies

February 20, 2014

After voters overwhelmingly voted to maintain the Nevada Constitution's ban on state monetary gifts to private companies, the Governor's Office of Economic Development devised a round-about way to offer government subsidies to private companies.

Nevada's Catalyst Fund: Millions pledged without signed contracts

What gives? Corporate subsidy program rife with confusion, lack of procedures

January 31, 2014

With much ado and fanfare, Nevada public officials have aggressively touted subsidies from the state’s $10 million Catalyst Fund incentive program, but signed agreements for nearly $7.1 million in committed monies do not yet exist.

Ethics commission in settlement talks with CCSD’s Edwards

Slap on wrist possible, despite district trustees’ other ethics issues

November 5, 2013

CCSD Board President Carolyn Edwards may only receive slap on the wrist.

Dollar difficulties stifle potential of Nevada charter schools

Mechanism to connect businesses and charters needed, says leader

August 27, 2013

Charter school leader says there needs to be a mechanism to connect businesses and charters.