Geoffrey Lawrence

NPRI: Sandoval misses opportunity to make case for fiscal conservatism

January 17, 2013

In response to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s State of the State address Wednesday night, NPRI’s Deputy Policy Director Geoffrey Lawrence released the following comments.

Solution of the week: Spending trends

Up, up and away: Nevada is spending much more than it did before the 2003 tax hikes

January 16, 2013

Up, up and away: Nevada's inflation-adjusted, per-capita spending has greatly increased since 2003 tax increases.

The Path to Sustainable Prosperity

Removing the obstacles facing Nevada’s entrepreneurs

January 15, 2013

If Nevada really wants a robust and flourishing economy, it needs to streamline state and local regulations, reduce and eliminate state and local licensing fees and filing requirements, ease restrictions that discourage hiring and eliminate government-granted business subsidies. Those are just some of the findings contained in The Path to Sustainable Prosperity, a comprehensive study on economic development.

Solution of the week: Prevailing Wage

Nevada has wasted billions overpaying for labor on government projects

January 8, 2013

Nevada has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars overpaying for labor on government projects.

Solution of the week: NSHE finance

Fund students, not institutions

January 2, 2013

Nevada should fund students, not give subsidies to institutions.

Solution of the week: How to reform Medicaid

Taming the beast

December 27, 2012

How to tame the Medicaid beast.

Solution of the week: The many problems of the margin tax

Margin tax combines worst features of corporate-income and gross-receipts taxes

December 17, 2012

A margin tax would combine the worst features of corporate-income and gross-receipts taxes.

Let's quit killing jobs in the Silver State

How legislators can remove obstacles to job creation

December 11, 2012

Here are steps lawmakers should take to remove obstacles to job creation.

Solution of the week: Liberate Nevada from federal occupation

It's time to finish what the Sagebrush Rebellion started

December 10, 2012

It's time for Nevada lawmakers to finish what the Sagebrush Rebellion started.

Solution of the week: Tax reform

How to reform and improve Nevada's tax structure in a revenue-neutral manner

December 3, 2012

This is how to reform and improve Nevada's tax structure in a revenue-neutral manner.

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