Chantal Lovell

NPRI's case against federal government gains allies, national attention

July 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Nevada Policy Research Institute’s lawsuit on behalf of Victor Fuentes is gaining national attention, with two nonprofits jointly filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States this week. 

First glimpse of eligibility requirements for ESA program released

Treasurer suggests way for private and homeschooled students to participate

June 30, 2015

Editor's note: The Treasurer's office released the following initial guidelines on the state's new Education Savings Accounts (ESA) program. The guidelines offer the first glimpse at eligibility requirements for current private and homeschooled students. The Nevada Policy Research Institute will continue to help parents and schools understand ESAs and answer any questions they have.   

NPRI announces 2015 scholarship winner

June 15, 2015

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Policy Research Institute today announced that Ryan Everson, a recent graduate of Coronado High School, is the latest recipient of the Professor R.S. Nigam & NPRI Freedom Scholarship.

Learning the minimum wage lesson

Nevada doesn't have to learn the hard way when it comes to raising the minimum wage

June 3, 2015

It’s always nice when we can learn from someone else’s mistakes before they become our own.

Seattle didn’t have this luxury when its city council voted last year to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, making it the municipality with the highest minimum wage in the country.

NPRI hails creation of Education Savings Accounts, vows to help parents learn how to use program

June 2, 2015

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Policy Research Institute praised Gov. Brian Sandoval today for signing Senate Bill 302 — establishing the nation’s most inclusive and comprehensive school choice program in the nation — and announced plans to launch an educational campaign to inform parents about the new program’s existence and teach them how to use it.

Nevada Supreme Court rules in favor of NPRI in case challenging CCSD's lack of transparency

May 29, 2015

LAS VEGASThe Nevada Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the Nevada Policy Research Institute, saying a lower district court was wrong to dismiss the Institute’s case calling on the Clark County School District to release its directory of taxpayer-funded and government-issued teacher email addresses.

NPRI applauds Senate passage of SB302, Education Savings Accounts bill

May 27, 2015

CARSON CITY — This afternoon, the Nevada Senate passed SB302, which would create the best school choice program in the country, by an 11-to-8 vote. CARSON CITY — This afternoon, the Nevada Senate passed SB302, which would create the best school choice program in the country, by an 11-to-8 vote. 

NPRI petitions U.S. Supreme Court to make church whole

May 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation today filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States, calling on the Court to reconsider a ruling that forces those whose rights are violated to forgo one constitutional right to vindicate another.

NPRI praises Knecht-Wheeler alternative budget

May 14, 2015

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Policy Research Institute praised Controller Ron Knecht, Assemblyman Jim Wheeler and Assistant Controller Geoffrey Lawrence for creating an alternative budget that eliminates the supposed need for tax hikes.

CCSD showing its true colors in shed 'controversy'

Demolishing a donated equipment shed? It's just a power grab.

May 12, 2015

Last week, 8 News Now’s Chris Maathuis reported on the most recent nonsensical controversy in the district that seems to think its purpose is to find new ways to waste money and stifle student achievement.


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