Andy Matthews

As I shared with you last week, NPRI’s Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Nevada Catalyst Fund’s use of taxpayer dollars to pick winners and losers in the economy. These subsidies are unconstitutional and, as the examples of Solyndra, Abound Solar and others make clear, an economic loser for taxpayers.

Well, I’m proud to tell you that our lawsuit against the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, which administers the Catalyst Fund, has already made a difference.

Today, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports that, in direct response to our lawsuit, Reno Deputy City Attorney Jonathan Shipman has asked the city council to pull consideration of a Catalyst Fund subsidy from today’s meeting agenda.

From the RGJ story:

“Now that the NPRI case has been filed, we want to circle back with GOED to make sure we are on the same page about how the money flows and whether the money flows,” Shipman said. “We want to make sure we are not writing checks we can't cash.”

Your support is helping us score an important victory for the rule of law and for the tens of thousands of entrepreneurs who have built businesses through their own hard work — not through taxpayer handouts.
Thank you so much for standing with us in this fight. And if you’d like to help us keep it going, I hope you’ll consider donating to this effort today by clicking here.

In the meantime, we’ll continue working to win victories for the cause of accountable, constitutional government here in our Silver State.

Warmest regards,

Andy Matthews
NPRI President