• Top Sandoval Official Outlines Public Education Reform Agenda For 2013

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Establishing school choice for parents and ending social promotion for students are two top priorities in Gov. Brian Sandoval’s education reform agenda for the 2013 legislative session, an administration official said today. Linking pay to performance and providing professional development to ensure students have the best possible...

  • Facts “Disturb” Teacher Union Member

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – On Sunday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal published my column, Children lose when unions fight to keep poor performers in the classroom, and a blog post by Nevada Superintendent Dr. James W. Guthrie, which listed twelve empirically verified things to know about teachers. In response, Richard Tellier, a math teacher...

  • CCSD Trustees Banking On Taxpayers Signing Blank Check

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – Earlier today, CCSD trustees approved a proposal to raise taxes by $669 million over...

  • Remember to Thank Harry as You Shell Out More Greenbacks to His ‘Green’ Pals

    (Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) Take a close look at your most recent power bill. Look down to the itemized portion and find “Net electric.” Scroll to the right and you’ll see a number and KWH  X .1185000 or some similar figure. That is the basic power price of 11.85 cents per kilowatt-hour. Mine...

  • Removing Poor Teachers Is An Attack On Human Rights?

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – Lynn Warne is the president of the Nevada State Education Association, and she appeared on Anjeanette Damon’s “To the Point” show over the weekend, where she made the following comment about AB 225 and some other minor education reform bills passed by the 2011 Legislature. (7:30 mark) Warne: Provisions...

  • Penciling Out ‘Green’ Energy: Politicians Still Can’t Figure Out the Math

    (Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) Out of the mouths of rubes. Nobody ever does the math when it comes to stories about “green” energy projects. I remember all the glowing stories about the huge array of solar panels at Nellis Air Force Base and how they would save the Air Force $1 million a...

  • The Misunderstanding Of Economic Development

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – After listening to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s speech today about his team’s strategy for economic development, I was struck by several components and extremely disappointed that he declined to take questions. Now, let me get this straight—I like and respect Brian Sandoval very much. During my many conversations with him,...

  • Highly Paid Teaching Couple Prefers High Salary Over Improving Qualifications

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – Don’t shoot the messenger; teacher Vicki Steffenhagen is the one who wrote that. Vicki Steffenhagen is an English teacher who earned $88,432.90 in 2011. Her husband, a high school counselor, earned $104,895.88 in 2011. That’s total compensation of over $193,000 in 2011. If you just look at base pay,...

  • Segerblom Proud That EPA Regs Scrapped 3 Nevada Coal Power Plants

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – In case you needed any more evidence that President Obama’s “all of the above” talking point on energy policy is a joke, Nevada Assemblyman “Tick” Segerblom, D.-Clark County, just wrote an op-ed bragging about how a recent ruling from Obama’s EPA will kill coal power. Media analysts from left...

  • Judge Rejects Gaming Tax Petition, Supporters To File New Version

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – A Carson City District judge today rejected an initiative petition proposing to create a new and higher rate of taxation for Nevada’s largest casinos, finding that the 200 word description of effect of the measure was misleading. In rejecting the petition, Judge James Todd Russell said he...

  • Nevada Schools Lose Out On Federal Funding – Again

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Nevada is out of the running for next round of federal Race...

  • Nearly 1,000 Nevada Public Employees Earn $200K

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Nearly 1,000 state and local government workers, many of them firefighters and police, make over $200,000 a year when all pay and benefits are counted, according to a 2011 pay analysis published today by the Nevada Policy Research Institute. The number of public employees earning $200,000 or...

  • Legislative Commission OKs Laughlin Incorporation Vote

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – The Legislative Commission voted to let the residents of Laughlin decide in June on whether they will become Nevada’s next incorporated city. The 10-2 vote by the panel imposed several conditions, however, including a review by the 2013 Legislature that could delay any incorporation from the...

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