It’s not often NPRI agrees with the AFL-CIO, but in the case of the economic problems that would come from the proposed margin tax, it seems everyone except the Nevada State Education Association understands the tax is terrible idea.
A Nevada business owner says the margin tax could put her long-time construction company out of business if it passes.
Thirty-five Reno firefighters and their families, as well as all city residents, are about to experience the pain that is the inevitable result of unsustainable salary and benefit increases.
According to a new study by the American Enterprise Institute, the average full-career public employee in Nevada who retired in 2011 or 2012 will become a “pension millionaire” — someone who receives a million dollars or more in retirement. On average, public retirees in the Silver State receive gold-plated pensions worth $1.33 million. And this doesn’t account for the tens of thousands of dollars in health-care benefits that many retirees receive.
A new study by the American Enterprise Institute shows Nevada's public retirees reap the best benefits in the entire nation. And, the study doesn't consider the benefits of public-safety retirees, which are exorbitant.
North Las Vegas union workers are about to force the city into insolvency as they try to increase their already excessive compensation packages. The long-term solution to that problem is legislation to reform or eliminate Nevada’s local government collective bargaining laws.
A long-time, small business owner speaks about how the margin tax would affect his business and others. Were it to pass, he estimates it could cause some businesses to scale back.
History has shown that when government subsidizes businesses, not only do the favored corporations tend to lose, so do taxpayers and legitimate businesses. Yet, that’s exactly what the City of Las Vegas is considering doing in possibly subsidizing a downtown sports arena.
Expanding options for families and students is the way to improve Nevada's education system, not imposing a debilitating tax that will put parents out of work.
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