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.
Solutions 2013 covers 39 subject areas and is a comprehensive sourcebook for lawmakers, candidates and citizens who are interested in policy solutions. As the name implies, these are the solutions for the issues facing Nevadans — from taxes to education, from energy to labor, from economic development to higher education, and many more.
How did your lawmaker score? NPRI's report card has the answer. Along with a comprehensive recap of the legislative session, this study contains a score of each legislator's voting record. This score is an objective measure to compare how favorable a lawmaker was to economic freedom and education reform.
In honor of Sunshine Week, a review of how well Nevada agencies are responding to public-record requests.
Fines should not be a substitute for vigorous enforcement of current penalties.