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
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Has the Clark County Board of School Trustees found yet another way to get around Nevada's open-meeting laws? Or, are they now just thumbing their nose at Nevada laws altogether?
Why are Clark County School District trustees so eager to circumvent Nevada's open-meeting laws?
Before the current Legislative Session began, Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley spent months touring the state and promoting four "governing principles that must guide the State Legislature in achieving the mission." One of those principles was: "transparency." Unfortunately, "was" has become the key word in that sentence. Since leaving the town-hall circuit for Carson City, Buckley seems to have forgotten all about transparency.
Despite lawmakers' desire to keep public records accessible and the people's business in the open, the very laws created to secure open government are often manipulated to erect walls and cloak agencies from public scrutiny.