• Suit Seeks To Restore The Separation-of-Powers Principle In Nevada

    (Andy Matthews/NPRI) – It is possible to have legitimate disagreements over the interpretation of parts of Nevada’s constitution. Article 3, Section 1 — the separation-of-powers clause in Nevada’s constitution — is not one of them. It reads: The powers of the Government of the State of Nevada shall be divided into three...

  • Hoover Dam Bypass And Spaghetti Bowl Could Be New Hazardous Materials Transportation Routes

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – A draft environmental statement addressing the future of the former Nevada Test Site appears to be setting the stage for the transportation of mixed hazardous and low-level radioactive waste to the site through heavily populated areas of Las Vegas, the state response to the documentsays. The response,...

  • Nevada College Republicans Denounce Tuition Increase As Universities Continue Wasteful Policies

    (Las Vegas) – Today , the NSHE Board of Regents voted for an 8% tuition increase after first voting down a measure to postpone the vote until the March meeting – a move called for by the UNLV College Republicans last month. A move to increase tuition by 5% was also...

  • Think Tank Finally Pulls The Trigger On Defiance Of Nevada Constitution

    (Thomas Mitchell/4th St8) – When I interviewed Joseph Becker, the newly installed head of the Center for...

  • No Matter What The Left Says, Nevada Is Not A Low-tax State

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – It’s an argument the Left trots out year after year: “If low tax rates are so important, then why is the unemployment rate so high in Nevada?” Of course, it’s more of a political talking point than an invitation for substantive debate — leftists rarely want to have a...

  • NPRI To Challenge Nevada’s Long-running Violation Of Constitutional Principles

    (NPRI) – The Nevada Policy Research Institute’s Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigationwill file its first case in Nevada State Court on Nov. 30, 2011. The suit, to be filed in the First Judicial District in Carson City, will challenge the state’s long-running violation of vital constitutional principles and will have significant,...

  • Economic Diversity Plan: Lots of Devils In Those Details

    The media was all abuzz last week with the release of the Economic Development Agenda for Nevada by Brookings Mountain West. The plan is now in the hands of the state’s policymakers, who would do well to look closely before blindly adopting its recommendations. It does contain some good ideas – enhancing...

  • Nevada Saves $6.3 Million In Successful Bond Sale, Keeps AA Credit Rating

    (Nevada News Bureau) – Nevada Treasurer Kate Marshallannounced today that her office has completed a series of bond sales that will net the state a total face value of $149.4 million, with $32 million going for capital improvement projects and the remaining $117 million to be used for the refunding of existing...

  • Nevada AFL-CIO Wants Voters To Approve Ballot Initiative For Increased Taxes For Education

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – A Nevada labor union leader said today his organization is “looking seriously” at launching a ballot initiative to put a tax hike to increase funding for education to the voters at the 2012 general election. “We are looking seriously at this process because the legislative process is...

  • PERS Report Provides Post-Halloween Fright to Nevada Taxpayers

    A couple weeks after Halloween, economist Andrew Biggs brought a fright to Nevada’s taxpayers at NPRI’s November luncheon. They may be on the hook for tens of billions more in unfunded liabilities than they’ve been told. Biggs discussed the funding problems of Nevada’s Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) plan, the defined-benefit pension...

  • Nevada Home-based Businesses Send Out SOS Against SoS

    NN&V Exclusive (Chuck Muth) – If elected officials really want to stimulate the economy and create jobs,...

  • Sandoval And Others Raise Concerns About $280,000 NDOT Contract

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – A 23-month, $280,000 contract approved by the Nevada Department of Transportation for a private sector individual to work as a liaison between the agency and contractors seeking work has been put on hold because of concerns expressed by Gov. Brian Sandoval and other members of the NDOT...

  • Economic Diversification Report Provides Roadmap For Nevada Job Creation

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – A report outlining how Nevada can grow and diversify its economy says much more could be done now in the areas of health and medical services, and that clean energy and aerospace/defense are emerging sectors that could bring skilled jobs to the state. The report, a joint...

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