Victor Joecks

Communications Director

Victor Joecks is executive vice president at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and oversees the execution of NPRI's strategic plan and policy initiatives. He joined the Institute in 2009 and previously served as its communication director. Under his leadership, NPRI obtained record amounts of state and national media coverage.

Recent Work

Celebrating the Constitution

The long-term benefits of its short-term inefficiencies

April 9, 2014

Long-term success often requires rejecting unsound and merely short-term gains. Recognizing that principle, America’s Founders constructed a system focused on long-term success, and we all today are still enjoying the fruits of their wisdom.

Flores implies margin tax is not fair, equitable or sustainable

April 1, 2014

Lt. Gov. candidate Lucy Flores is spot on when it comes to detailing some of the problems with the proposed margin tax.

Providing perspective on Nevada’s education funding

March 31, 2014

Yet another study finds there is little to no correlation between spending and student achievement. The question isn’t why hasn’t Nevada dramatically increased education spending, but why is no one being held accountable for Nevada’s dramatic increase in education spending while education outcomes have decreased?

Odds for success of PERS plan: roughly 1 in 12 quintillion

Nevada retirees risk seeing their benefits reduced as money runs short

January 15, 2014

Even by lax accounting standards, PERS' unfunded liability stands at $12.9 billion, with a funding level of under 70 percent. Based on its investment return over the past five years, the likelihood that PERS will be fully funded in 2033 is more than 1 in 12 quintillion.

New PERS report previews a slow-motion train wreck

Nevada taxpayers on the hook for unfunded liability of over $40 billion

December 4, 2013

Nevada taxpayers are on the hook for an unfunded liability of over $40 billion.