Karen Gray

Reporter/Researcher

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


Recent Work

CCSD has spent $2.1 million on outside legal counsel since 2012

Nothing comes before the school board, but CCSD’s legal department is well over budget

May 29, 2014

Despite its massive budget and full staff, the Clark County School District Office of General Council has exceeded its outside-counsel budget in each of the past three years. For this school year, the CCSD legal office is some $179,000 over its legal services budget.

Dad told seeing state’s records on his kids will cost him $10 grand+

Over 800 data points now collected on each Nevada public, charter school student

April 24, 2014

LAS VEGAS — Would you like to see the information the State of Nevada is keeping on your child?

You may have to take out a loan.

The State Department of Education recently notified one Washoe County parent it would cost him more than $10,000.

When John Eppolito, a parent of four, asked to view the information the state is warehousing on his children, he was informed that "the Department’s Director of Information Technology… has estimated that the cost will be approximately $10,194."

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.