• Proposed Margin Tax Would Promote Continued Failure In Nevada Schools

    (Jim Clark) – Incline/Crystal Bay residents, of all people, know the tyranny of a taxation system not based on taxpayers’ ability to pay—the real property tax.  We know all too well what happens when a rogue county government flaunts Nevada’s Constitutional mandate that “taxes must be uniform and equal” and applies a...

  • Harry Reid Pressuring NV Energy to Purchase Power It Doesn’t Need From Chinese Company

    (Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) With the calendar pages about to eclipse another month on the way to the deadline for Harry Reid’s ChiCom buddies to close a deal on 9,000 acres of cut-rate public land near Laughlin for their proposed multibillion-dollar solar power facility, Harry appears to be getting a bit anxious. On...

  • Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation Files Brief In Nevada Separation-of-Powers ‘Mootness’ Case

    (Carson City, NV) – NPRI’s Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation has filed its Appellant Opening Brief at the Nevada Supreme Court in its case Pojunis v. State of Nevada, et al. — a lawsuit brought to restore adherence to the separation-of-powers clause found in Article 3, Section 1 of Nevada’s constitution. Within...

  • County Wants To Raise Vehicle Registration Fees By 25%

    (Jim Clark) – In last week’s column, I excoriated a majority of Washoe County commissioners for side-stepping a decision about the quality of fire protection services in the Truckee Meadows by placing the issue on the November ballot as an advisory question to voters.  Among the reasons for my scorn was the...

  • Moving Nevada forward: a new beginning for the Nevada economy

    By Michael Brown “Moving Nevada Forward” is the charge of the economic development plan launched by Nevada...

  • Why One Teacher Is Urging Others To Leave CCEA

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – For the past month, NPRI has been doing our best to let CCSD teachers know that they can opt out of the Clark County Education Association — but only by submitting written notice by July 15, which is this Sunday. (A generic opt-out letter is here for any teachers...

  • ObamaCare Crushes All Pretense of Liberty, But Wait Till the Taxman Cometh

    (Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) You can kiss your liberty good-bye. I was glad to see Mark Hutchison, the attorney who represented Nevada in the lawsuit against ObamaCare when Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto took an unconstitutional powder, use the word “liberty” in his analysis today of the Supreme Court ruling. That is the...

  • Unions Attack CCSD For Releasing Public Information

    There’s a public-records subplot to NPRI’s efforts to let CCSD teachers know they can leave the Clark County Education Association from July 1-15. Almost a month ago, NPRI requested the work e-mail addresses for all teachers in the Clark County School District under NRS 239, Nevada’s public-records law. In part, NRS 239.010...

  • Sandoval: Ruling On Arizona Immigration Law Shows Need For Federal Reform

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Gov. Brian Sandoval said today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Arizona...

  • Amodei Slap Down: Now That’s Got to Leave a Mark

    (Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) Who’d’ve taken soft-spoken, polite-to-a-fault, in Congress-only-nine-months Rep. Mark Amodei for a triple-play threat. In one simple declarative statement released via email Wednesday, Amodei wove in just-beneath-the-surface nuances that stabbed fellow Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley in the back, stroked fellow Republican Sen. Dean Heller and tweaked the upturned, imperious nose...

  • Nevada Taxpayers Association Cites Concerns With Teachers’ Margin Tax Petition

    (Sean Whaley) – The Nevada Taxpayer’s Association has identified several concerns with an initiative petition to impose a margin tax on Nevada businesses filed by the state teachers union, including the title. The “Education Initiative” outlining how the 2 percent tax on companies making more than $1 million in gross revenues should more...

  • Nevada Teachers Unions Should Look To Wisconsin For Guidance

    (Jim Clark) – Gov. Scott Walker chalked up a big victory last week as Wisconsin voters rejected a union-sponsored effort to recall him from office.  The unions engineered the recall because Walker and his fellow Republicans enacted legislation ending collective bargaining by public employee unions (with the exception of police and firemen)....

  • NPRI’s Lawrence: Union-backed Margins Tax Is Disastrous

    (Las Vegas, NV) — Responding to news that the Nevada State Education Association and the AFL-CIO will file a 2 percent margins-tax initiative tomorrow, Geoffrey Lawrence, deputy policy director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute, issued the following comments: This margins tax would be a disaster for Nevadans. Despite misleading rhetoric from...

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