Policy Studies

Tax Dollar Performance in Nevada

A Quantitative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Government Spending in the Silver State

February 24, 2009 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Quantitative analyses suggest that tax dollars are being spent quite ineffectively in the Silver State.

Rolling the Dice on the Taxpayers’ Dime

January 29, 2009 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Nevada's redevelopment agencies spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars subsidizing private developers, which increases the tax burden on citizens and fosters corruption. There is a better way to encourage redevelopment.

Choosing to Save

The Fiscal Impact of Education Tax Credits on the State of Nevada

January 12, 2009 | by Andrew J. Coulson

Good ideas save money or improve service. Great ideas save money and improve service.  Nevada lawmakers could do both by implementing a large‐scale education tax credit program.

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.

The Nevada Piglet Book 2008

September 23, 2008 | by Louis Dezseran , Steven Miller

Open-records requests made of state agencies and local governments around Nevada reveal that wasteful government spending is rampant throughout the Silver State. 

Quality & Quantity

Nevada's Educational Challenges

May 7, 2008 | by Matthew Ladner

By embracing school choice, Nevada can duplicate the success of neighboring Arizona in addressing the biggest challenges facing K-12 education.

Getting Plucked in Nevada

How Government Covertly Increases Your Tax Burden

February 21, 2008 | by Steven Miller

You'd never know it from the incessant calls for new taxes on Nevadans, but Silver State residents already pay some of the highest taxes in the nation.

Nevada's Opinion on K-12 Education and School Choice

January 29, 2008 | by Paul DiPerna

Where does Nevada stand on school choice and other K-12 education issues? At least one thing is clear: Nevadans would like a K-12 school choice system that offers opportunity and access to a range of schooling options.

The Federal Land Stranglehold

- and What Nevada Can Do About It

June 1, 2007 | by Charles F. Barr

The federal government's tight grip on Nevada's land is causing economic harm – and, in many cases, genuine hardship – to local developers, workers, renters and would-be homeowners.

NPRI's 2007 Roundtables

Career & Technical Education in Nevada

April 1, 2007 | by Robert Schmidt Ph.D. , John Ziebell

Many of Nevada's high school graduates are more inclined toward - and perhaps better suited for - an education that emphasizes technical and practical skills, rather than academics.

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