Victor Joecks

At the capital: SB28 would severely limit the public's access to government records

SB28 would let government charge you, by page, for sending you records via email

March 4, 2015

SB28, which is going to be heard on Wednesday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. in Senate Government Affairs, exemplifies this mindset.  Introduced by the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities, SB28 would allow government entities to charge public-record requesters for extraordinary use of personal or technology.

NPRI testimony on Gov. Sandovalís education spending plan

Submitted by Victor Joecks, Nevada Policy Research Institute

February 27, 2015

I was glad last week to hear Sen. Michael Roberson address what should be the most obvious question: Why has decades of spending increases not led to increases in student achievement?

At the capital: AB182 contains a host of needed labor reforms

February 26, 2015

Proposed by Assemblyman Randy Kirner, AB182 would enact a number of reforms including prohibiting government entities from collecting dues for union organizations, prohibiting governments from paying union employees to work for their union, excluding management and supervisory employees from collective bargaining and eliminating “evergreen” clauses and mandatory binding arbitration.

Testimony on SB119: NPRI-proposed compromise would eliminate prevailing wage on school construction, limit bond rollover to 2 years

Submitted by Victor Joecks, Nevada Policy Research Institute

February 26, 2015

Prevailing wage requirements in Nevada add a 45 percent premium to labor costs and removing this requirement saves 10 to 15 percent on construction.  And to clarify, this bill would lower wage rates from $35 to $55 an hour to $25 to $40 an hour, which is a wage rate that would put construction workers above the median household income.

Testimony on SB94: making transferable film tax credit handouts permanent a loser for taxpayers

Submitted by Victor Joecks, Nevada Policy Research Institute

February 23, 2015

I’m here today to detail some of the negative impacts similar transferable film tax credit programs have had in states around the country.

At the capital: School choice gets its day at the Legislature

Opportunity scholarship bill would benefit students and businesses

February 17, 2015

One of the most exciting reforms on the agenda at the Legislature is school choice. Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 18 at 3:15 p.m., the Assembly Education Committee will hear AB165.One of the most exciting reforms on the agenda at the Legislature is school choice. Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 18 at 3:15 p.m., the Assembly Education Committee will hear AB165.

Unionsí grip on Carson City

How public-sector unions prevent lawmakers from leading

February 10, 2015

The most powerful people in local government are not elected officials.

Nor are they selected by voters.

Nor are the names of these politically formidable individuals even known by most members of the public.

The most powerful individuals in local governments are the officials of local government employee unions.

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