Geoffrey Lawrence

Nevada's tax burden is higher than you think

Authorities take more than $30k per household every two years

February 18, 2013

Nevada governments take in more than $30,000 per household every two years.

NPRI: Margin tax proposal remains severely flawed

January 31, 2013

Responding to news that the Nevada Supreme Court today reversed a district court decision and allowed a 2 percent margin-tax initiative to go forward, Geoffrey Lawrence, deputy policy director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute, issued the following comments.

Solution of the week: School choice

School choice offers hope and options for every child

January 29, 2013

School choice programs empower parents to pick the school that's best for their children.

'State of the State' was short on solutions

Sandoval misses opportunity to make case for fiscal conservatism

January 23, 2013

Gov. Sandoval missed an opportunity to make the case for proven free-market solutions to Nevada's challenges.

Solution of the week: PERS

A Utah-style hybrid pension system would protect taxpayers, provide flexibility for government employees

January 22, 2013

A Utah-style hybrid pension system would protect taxpayers, provide flexibility for government employees.

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.

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