Victor Joecks

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.

Testimony on SB 119

Submitted by Victor Joecks, Nevada Policy Research Institute

February 4, 2015

SB 119 contains two separate provisions: An excellent repeal of prevailing wage requirements for school and university construction and a massive property tax increase without voter approval.

 

At the capital: A two-faced bill on school construction

February 4, 2015

Today, February 4, the Senate Committee on Government Affairs will hold a hearing on SB 119, introduced by Sens. Ben Kieckhefer and Becky Harris.

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.

Total Records: 1103

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