NPRI's Transparency Project on the LVCVA: Feb. 16, 2009 update

February 16, 2009 | by NPRI

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is attempting to redefine its legal identity and that of its top official in the wake of the Nevada Policy Research Institute's disclosures of improper spending, ethics violations and a longstanding breach of contract by the authority's advertising agency.

NPRI's Transparency Project on the LVCVA: Feb. 4, 2009 update

February 4, 2009 | by NPRI

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's 14-member board of directors will face a crucial decision at its next meeting on Feb. 13: Whether to extend R&R Partners' $87 million-a-year advertising contract for another five years.

Consumer choice is better than government choice

Government regulators say, ‘Hello, dummy!’

January 13, 2009 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Are you unable to rationally decide which businesses to patronize? That's what Silver State politicians and bureaucrats believe. Nevada state government currently regulates a broad spectrum of private industries—among others: real estate, insurance...

NPRI's Recommendations for Cost-Cutting and Reform

In the face of today's fiscal challenges, Nevada policymakers must recognize the need to enact sweeping reforms that transform how state government conducts its business.

NPRI's Transparency Project on the LVCVA

December 3, 2008 | by NPRI

The Nevada Policy Research Institute has made the issue of government transparency a top priority in 2008, as the issue has grown in prominence nationally and as the need for more transparency here Nevada has become clear.

Old myths about the New Deal

We must reject the Hoover-Roosevelt approach to economic policy.

November 4, 2008 | by Patrick R. Gibbons

Las Vegas Sun publisher Brian Greenspun this week turned his normal column space over to a former assistant professor of economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Ropchai Premsrirut, who focused on creating jobs in a shrinking economy.

That old Trojan Horse

Calls for education spending hikes are based on dubious statistics.

October 30, 2008 | by Patrick R. Gibbons

Nevada faces a steadily worsening economy, thanks in no small part to poor federal regulatory policies that are driving up inflation and destroying the value of the American dollar. This problem exacerbates Nevada's already massive budgetary shortfall, which will continue to worsen as the dollar continues to weaken.

Corporate welfare, corruption and the ‘blight' of the poor

The case for reform of Nevada's redevelopment laws

October 30, 2008 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

The need for reform of property rights in Nevada is clear.  Property rights that are defensible under the rule of law are the very foundation of a market economy.  However, property rights in Nevada have eroded due to a set of community redevelopment laws that confer dangerous amounts of power upon local politicians.

The confused gaming-tax debate

We can find new revenues without creating any new taxes.

November 30, 2007 | by Bill Weidner

Just four short years ago, the Guinn Administration proposed and implemented the “mother of all tax increases” in Nevada. At that time, Gov. Guinn said, in reference to his $1 billion-plus plan to increase taxes, “This will not just be a plan for the next two years. This is a plan for the future.”

The great public authority swindle: Part II

Why governance in Southern Nevada is so oddly opaque.

August 10, 2007 | by Steven Miller

This is the second of a two-part series examining the undemocratic, corruptive and profligate nature of public authorities, in Nevada and around the nation.

It was set up in the 1950s, when the Mob controlled Vegas

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