Victor Joecks

America’s best school choice program awaits action in State Senate Finance Committee

Bill would solve the state’s long-running K-12 problems

May 5, 2015

As of New Year’s Day, 24 states and Washington, D.C., were running 51 school choice programs. Within the next four months, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Nevada have all enacted new school choice programs.

Raising the minimum wage in Nevada would hurt workers

Removal of daily overtime requirement is great, but combined with job-killing minimum-wage increase

April 22, 2015

As it is currently written, we oppose SB193. We do strongly support the removal of the daily overtime requirement, but not when combined with an increase in the minimum wage. This increase in the minimum wage would be harmful for entry-level and low-skill workers.

Sandoval's Gross Receipts BLT won't improve education

Governor's plan to spend more is deja vu

April 6, 2015

To pitch his plan for a modified version of the margin tax before the Nevada Legislature, Gov. Brian Sandoval invited former governors Robert List, Richard Bryan and Bob Miller to sit before the Senate and Assembly Taxation Committees, meeting jointly.

Collective bargaining reforms will create a better balance of power

Testimony on AB182

March 25, 2015

We strongly support AB182. This an excellent bill full of common-sense reforms that will create a better balance of power between taxpayers and elected officials and unionized local government employees.

NPRI releases alternative budget proposal

"Need" for tax increases eliminated

March 23, 2015

CARSON CITY – Today, the Nevada Policy Research Institute released an alternative line-by-line budget for Nevada, entitled the Freedom Budget 2016-2017.

NPRI comments on Sandoval's job-killing gross receipts BLT

March 18, 2015

CARSON CITY – In response to today’s hearing by the Senate and Assembly Taxation Committees on Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Gross Receipt Business License Tax, NPRI Executive Vice President Victor Joecks released the following comments:

Gov. Brian Sandoval can put on a political circus, but his dog-and-pony show can’t mask the problems with SB252, his Gross Receipt Business License Tax. In November, voters rejected a similar proposal by a 4-to-1 ratio, because they understood that raising taxes on businesses that are losing money will kill jobs and force struggling businesses to close their doors. 

SB252: Sandoval's job-killing tax

March 18, 2015

At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, Gov. Brian Sandoval is going to make a presentation before the Senate Taxation Committee on SB252. That’s his bill to implement a Gross-Receipts Business License Tax, which is a modified version of the margin tax. 

Sandoval to voters in 2014: Help me 'keep taxes low'

Roberson also touted fighting 'for tax cuts' in 2014 election

March 16, 2015

In campaign materials sent during the 2014 election, Gov. Brian Sandoval told voters that he wanted to “keep taxes low.” After getting elected, he's pushing for the largest tax hike in state history.

At the capital: More details on the excellent labor reforms in AB182

Bill would eliminate evergreen clauses and binding arbitration

March 12, 2015

Assemblyman Randy Kirner’s excellent collective bargaining reform bill, AB182, is scheduled for a hearing in Assembly Commerce and Labor next Monday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m.

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