Victor Joecks

How the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ensures compromise, not capitulation

Pledge signers shape which policy proposals actually get presented

November 9, 2015

“Shaping the path,” a term used by brothers Chip and Dan Heath in their book Switch: How to change things when change is hard, describes how environmental factors change people’s behavior — often without conscious recognition.

Payday loan regulations designed to wipe out industry, limit consumer choice

September 15, 2015

Federal regulators are on the verge of imposing crushing new rules on the much-maligned payday loan industry.

A new idea for energy: Let markets work

September 1, 2015

Last week, Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid had his annual green energy summit. The keynote speaker was President Barack Obama who stated, “For decades we've been told it doesn't make economic sense to switch to renewable energy. Today that's no longer true.”
 

The choice union members don't know they have

Why employee freedom scares union bosses

August 5, 2015

Have you ever bought a new washer and dryer only to discover that the store down the street sold the same set for $750 less?

Nevada's school choice scholarship program is up and running

Scholarship granting organizations are accepting tax-credit-earning donations and applications

July 29, 2015

The well-deserved national praise for SB302, which created the nation’s best school choice program, has overshadowed the second school-choice program that lawmakers created during the 2015 Legislative Session.

As part of his original education agenda, Gov. Brian Sandoval proposed AB165, the Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program, which gives firms tax credits for funding scholarships.

Reforms were stripped out before session's end

Promises to tie spending to reforms and accountability proven false

June 24, 2015

To sell his $1.4 billion tax increase to Republicans in the Assembly and to the general public, Gov. Brian Sandoval promised that unprecedented levels of state spending would be accompanied by reforms and accountability.

During the session, the Nevada Policy Research Institute and courageous lawmakers, like Assemblyman Ira Hansen, asked the obvious question, “Where is the accountability for the money, especially the decades of education-funding increases that we’re already spending?”

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