Charles F. Barr

Recent Work

This land is their land

Federal land policy creates economic hardship in Clark County.

October 12, 2007

Ever since Nevada achieved statehood in 1864, federal agencies have controlled most of the state’s land, refusing to release more than token amounts for construction of homes, schools, parks and businesses.

The Federal Land Stranglehold

- and What Nevada Can Do About It

June 1, 2007

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (and Hysterical Allegations) Regarding TASC

June 1, 2006

In principle, the idea behind the Tax and Spending Control amendment currently proposed for the Nevada Constitution is a good one.

Nevada's 2003 Tax Increases

Underlying Assumptions and Resulting Impact

January 1, 2005

Tax collections are running far ahead of Task Force estimates, while many programs are requiring less money than forecasts suggested.

Nevada Public School Performance

Parents and Employers Give a Failing Grade

January 1, 2004

The performance of Nevada public schools, as seen through the eyes of parents and employers, is not a pretty picture.