• College fee hikes: Why my answer is still no

    (Ron Knecht) – Today, Nevada regents consider general fee increases for our colleges and universities.  Administrators seek four percent annual hikes for four years for resident undergraduates and lower percentages for non-resident and graduate students, who pay much higher fees. As I’ve done for three years on general fee increases, I’ll oppose...

  • Reid Praises L.A. Decision to Buy Predictably Overpriced Solar Power from Moapa

    (Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) After the Los Angeles City Council this week approved a 25-year contract between the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and K Road Moapa Solar, which is building solar panels on Moapa Band of Paiute Indians tribal land north of Las Vegas, Sen. Harry Reid issued a gushing press release about the...

  • When You Spend More Than You Earn, You Simply Demand a Pay Raise, Right?

    (Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) The Review-Journal reports today that two Southern Nevada local elected officials were in Carson City at something called the Local Government Summit demanding that their constituents pay higher property tax rates in order to fund vital services. Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins was quoted as saying, “You can’t go on trying to...

  • Prevailing Wage Law Battle — Been There, Done That

    (Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) Geoffrey Lawrence has penned an outstanding column for the Nevada Policy Research Institute website on Nevada’s insanely expensive prevailing wage law, using simple examples of how the taxpayer is gouged by this Depression Era anachronism. His example in the lede of the piece is about how a plumber in Mesquite might...

  • CCSD Admits It Has Maintenance Budget To Fix AC

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – About a week after school started, several schools in the Clark County School District had air-conditioning breakdowns. At Diskin Elementary School, the breakdown was severe enough that its students were temporarily moved to another school. Never ones to a let a crisis go to waste, District officials, led by...

  • Sandoval Still Working On 2013-2015 Budget

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Gov. Brian Sandoval said today that there are a large number of variables in play as he prepares his 2013-15 budget, including who wins the presidential election on Nov. 6. Sandoval said a decision on whether to expand Nevada’s Medicaid program to cover newly eligible residents under...

  • 800-plus Teachers Exit Clark County Education Association

    (NPRI) – Las Vegas, NV – Over 800 teachers have left the Clark County Education Association since February 2012, according to information NPRI has obtained from the Clark County School District. In February 2012, 11,406 CCSD teachers were listed as CCEA members. Currently, only 10,590 teachers are CCEA members, a decrease of 816...

  • Nevada Division of Insurance Seeking Public Input On Affordable Care Act

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – The Nevada Division of Insurance (NVDOI) is seeking public input on what should be included in Nevada’s essential health benefits plan required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Gov. Brian Sandoval will ultimately decide which of 10 existing health insurance plans now offered in Nevada will be used...

  • Now We Know Whose Job Harry Reid Is Concerned About

    (Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) It is now painfully obvious why Harry Reid won’t take time to try to advance legislation that would create jobs for Nevadans — like Rep. Mark Amodei’s bill to sell federal land to Yerington to enhance a copper mine project and create as many as 800 well paying jobs....

  • Every Nevada Supreme Court Justice Has A Conflict Of Interest In This Case

    (NPRI) — The Nevada Supreme Court on Oct. 2 will hold oral arguments in a case where it is both the judge and the defendant. The case, Wells Fargo Bank v. Renslow, is a challenge to the constitutionality of Nevada’s Foreclosure Mediation Program, which was implemented by and is currently administered and...

  • NPRI: Quality Education Comes From Teachers, Not Buildings

    (NPRI) — In response to the Clark County School District announcement that Rex Bell and Lincoln elementary schools would be replaced if voters approve a $669 million tax increase in November, Victor Joecks, communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute, released the following comments: A quality education doesn’t come from a...

  • Nevada Gun Owners Asked To Help End Registration Program

    (Don Turner/Nevada Firearms Coalition) – On September 16, 2012, the Review Journal posted an article by Steve Helsley titled “Nevada Views: Is gun registration worth cost?” This is an excellent article that details the current Clark County Sheriff’s budget issue and his worthless handgun registration program. The Sheriff is asking for more...

  • Back To Schools You Wouldn’t Choose

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – As Nevada’s children return to school this fall, many parents will again be frustrated, recognizing that their children will be relegated to sub-standard education. Parents who can’t afford to live in the wealthy neighborhoods that host the best public schools, and who can’t afford private-school tuition, will discover that...

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