Steven Miller

Vice President, Policy

Steven Miller is vice president for policy at NPRI and has been full-time with the Institute since 1997. Steven oversees public policy research, including the Institute's studies, conferences, commentaries and in-depth research projects.

Recent Work

Nevada ACLU gets crosswise on history with liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices

Blaine claim ignores well-documented history

October 7, 2015

Inadvertently, the ACLU’s recent Las Vegas Review-Journal op-ed was actually illuminating.

Illuminating, because it reveals how much the organization’s case against Nevada’s Education Savings Accounts has to rely upon historical ignorance and weasel words.

Take, for example, the ACLU’s recurrent use of, and indeed dependence upon, the word “sectarian.”

Avid for Stimulus money, pols short-circuited oversight, got green-energy flops in return

As Obama, Reid tout clean energy at Vegas summit, investigation shows their involvement in failure of Nevada revolving loan program

August 20, 2015

When Sen. Harry Reid and President Barack Obama return to Las Vegas Monday for Reid’s 8th Annual National Clean Energy Summit, there’ll be a ghost with them on the dais.

Call it the “Ghost of Stimulus-Act Past.” Or perhaps “The Spirit of Green-Energy Subsidy Failures Past.”

No matter what it’s called, the thing is out of the grave and again stalking the land.

It’s back because every million-dollar-plus renewable-energy loan that Nevada gave to green-energy companies, using its Stimulus Act dollars, subsequently failed and is now the target of “claw back” legal actions by the state.

CCSD spent over $13,000 discussing controversial sex-ed program

Plan was to ‘impact’ individuals throughout community, school district; allegedly skirt parents

October 30, 2014

The Clark County School District spent over $13,000 this year to discuss the child sex-education advocacy program that made headlines when it was reported that the district was considering teaching masturbation to Kindergartners. 

Harry Reid’s gifts to ‘greedy’ insurance companies hidden behind anti-insurer rants

His ‘ACA’ law forces all Americans to buy industry products, channels billions into company coffers, sets up taxpayer bailouts

October 8, 2014

As Harry Reid in 2009 was assembling the liberal wish-list that would eventually passed into law as Obamacare, he rarely missed any opportunity on the floor of the U.S. Senate to lambaste "greedy insurance companies." Behind the scenes, however, the Senate majority leader, his committee chairmen and his aides were diligently stuffing into that legislation lucrative favors for that very same insurance industry.