Victor Joecks

Between July 1 and 15, Nevada teachers can opt out of union membership

Two-week window gives teachers chance to save $600 to $770+ a year

June 2, 2014

Between July 1 and July 15, Nevada teachers can opt out of union membership. The two-week window gives teachers a chance to save $600 to $770+ a year.

Why teachers are leaving the teacher union

Membership has fallen to just 60% of NV teachers

May 19, 2014

Membership in Nevada’s teacher unions is dropping, in part because of NPRI’s effort to let teachers know they can drop membership.

North Las Vegas and Henderson plagued by the same problem

Collective bargaining prevents local governments from reigning in outlandish employee compensation

April 30, 2014

North Las Vegas and Henderson might seem like polar opposites, but under the surface, both face the same problem: The State of Nevada’s collective bargaining mandate for local governments severely restricts their ability to reduce or even limit employee compensation increases.

Celebrating the Constitution

The long-term benefits of its short-term inefficiencies

April 9, 2014

Long-term success often requires rejecting unsound and merely short-term gains. Recognizing that principle, America’s Founders constructed a system focused on long-term success, and we all today are still enjoying the fruits of their wisdom.

Flores implies margin tax is not fair, equitable or sustainable

April 1, 2014

Lt. Gov. candidate Lucy Flores is spot on when it comes to detailing some of the problems with the proposed margin tax.

Providing perspective on Nevada’s education funding

March 31, 2014

Yet another study finds there is little to no correlation between spending and student achievement. The question isn’t why hasn’t Nevada dramatically increased education spending, but why is no one being held accountable for Nevada’s dramatic increase in education spending while education outcomes have decreased?

Odds for success of PERS plan: roughly 1 in 12 quintillion

Nevada retirees risk seeing their benefits reduced as money runs short

January 15, 2014

Even by lax accounting standards, PERS' unfunded liability stands at $12.9 billion, with a funding level of under 70 percent. Based on its investment return over the past five years, the likelihood that PERS will be fully funded in 2033 is more than 1 in 12 quintillion.

New PERS report previews a slow-motion train wreck

Nevada taxpayers on the hook for unfunded liability of over $40 billion

December 4, 2013

Nevada taxpayers are on the hook for an unfunded liability of over $40 billion.

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