Louis Dezseran

Recent Work

The Nevada Piglet Book 2008

September 23, 2008

Open-records requests made of state agencies and local governments around Nevada reveal that wasteful government spending is rampant throughout the Silver State. 

Waste, hidden spending and records destruction

Lots of taxpayer money is being spent but not reported.

August 14, 2008

Further open records requests and audits have revealed that some local governments destroy their intergovernmental lobbying records so quickly that no public account remains to reveal exactly how taxpayer dollars are spent each year.

The perks of public service

They all add up to a very high cost to taxpayers.

July 25, 2008

While public employees deserve a quality compensation package, many of them receive excessive pay and perks at taxpayer expense.

Overspending on Outsourcing

The costs pile up as taxpayers remain in the dark.

July 10, 2008

Many people think of outsourcing as a way to save on expenses by having help from outside firms that can do specialized jobs for less. When it comes to government in Nevada, however, outsourcing too often appears a way for the politically connected to pull in taxpayer dollars.

Nevada's hidden spending

Transparency should be a higher priority in the Silver State.

July 2, 2008

Subpar accounting practices in Nevada government make it difficult for taxpayers to learn how hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars are spent.