Nevadans deserve a government that is both accountable and transparent to the citizens it was designed to serve. Citizens have a right to know how, exactly, their tax dollars are being spent by government.
That is why Nevada Policy works to preserve and extend transparency in government through investigative journalism, litigation and our groundbreaking transparency project TransparentNevada.com.
Nevada Policy also provides free training and information on Nevada’s Open Meetings Law and the Public Records Act, which are the two main statutory mechanisms by which citizens can demand transparency from their government.
Taxpayers have the right to know how, exactly, their tax dollars are being spent. That’s why Nevada Policy makes government spending information available on TransparentNevada.com — a database of all public sector compensation information for the state of Nevada. This transparency project is a groundbreaking effort to help citizens understand how local governments are spending their tax dollars. Nevada Policy also runs a sister-site, TransparentCalifornia.com
In 2015, the Legislature slashed PERS benefits for all new hires, leaving these workers paying the highest rates in the nation, while receiving the lowest benefits in modern Nevada…
Transparency is an essential part of a representative government; without it, some would rule while others would simply be ruled over. This is why the federal government and every state…
Nevadans can expect to remain in the dark about matters of vital public interest, as long as government officials are free to violate the state’s public records law without consequence.
When the government controls society’s resources, it becomes about who you know, not what you know. As resources are politicized, they get doled out to those with political pull to the detriment of the average citizen. That’s a central lesson of this biennium’s Piglet Book.
More transparency is needed in both lobbying and campaign finance.
More than 1,000 government employees made over $200,000 in 2011.
Open government can help save taxpayer money.