Victor Joecks

Sandoval's tax hike higher than reported

Proposal for largest tax increase in state history would rival projected margin tax collections

February 3, 2015

Nevada’s nonpartisan Legislative Counsel Bureau has created a spreadsheet examining the tax increases proposed by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, and it finds that the tax package desired by Gov. Sandoval tops $1.3 billion.

At the capital: Nevada's Legislative Groundhog Day

February 2, 2015

NPRI’s Executive Vice President Victor Joecks has relocated to Carson City so the Institute can have a full-time presence during the 78th Legislative Session. Over the next four months, he will provide regular updates and insights into what’s happening there so you can stay informed about the things that affect your family most.

In his first update, Joecks explains how the convening of the Legislature is a lot like Groundhog Day.

NPRI: Gov. Sandovalís proposed business license tax is complex, destructive, unnecessary

January 29, 2015

CARSON CITY – Responding to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s release of details of his new business-license tax proposal, NPRI executive vice president Victor Joecks issued the following comments:

As part of his push for the largest tax increase in Nevada history, Gov. Sandoval is unfortunately trying to subject all Nevada businesses to a destructive new gross receipts tax. His proposal is a modified version of the margin tax that voters rejected last fall by a massive 4-to-1 margin

PERS response to NPRI pension study confirms accuracy of NPRIís study

PERS response to NPRI pension study confirms accuracy of NPRIís study

January 28, 2015

Last week, my colleague Robert Fellner and I released a study that compared the pensions of recent full-career government employee retirees with their final year of base pay.

PERS response to NPRI pension study confirms accuracy of NPRIís study

January 28, 2015

Last week, my colleague Robert Fellner and I released a study that compared the pensions of recent full-career government employee retirees with their final year of base pay.

Retiring in the lap of luxury

Nevada government pensions are often better than paychecks

January 22, 2015

This analysis examines 10 of Nevada’s largest government agencies and compares the full-year equivalent 2013 retirement payouts of 2011-2013 retirees who had 30 years of service or more with their final-year base pay.

Nevada will collect more in taxes next biennium without sunsets than it did in this biennium with sunsets

January 20, 2015

In FY 2014-15, Nevada will collect $6.27 billion in taxes for its general fund, which includes around $600 million in sunset taxes.  For FY 2016-17, Nevada will collect $6.33 billion in taxes without the sunset taxes.

Why Nevadaís tax base is more diversified than you think it is

January 20, 2015

With Gov. Sandoval proposing the largest tax increase in Nevada’s history, including a modified version of the margin tax voters just rejected by a 4-to-1 ratio, you’ll be hearing a lot about how Nevada doesn’t have a diversified tax base.With Gov. Sandoval proposing the largest tax increase in Nevada’s history, including a modified version of the margin tax voters just rejected by a 4-to-1 ratio, you’ll be hearing a lot about how Nevada doesn’t have a diversified tax base.

What to expect from Carson City in 2015

Republican sweep creates new opportunities for policy reforms

January 5, 2015

The November wave that swept Republicans to victory not only solidified their control of the governor’s mansion but also saw them capture both chambers of the Nevada Legislature for the first time in 85 years.

So now what?

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