Victor Joecks

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.

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.

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