• CCSD Contract Proposals Go To A Vote On Monday

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – Outside of CCEA’s newsletter, which is buried on its website, I haven’t seen this noted anywhere else, so here’s a bit of breaking news. The Clark County Education Association is having a meeting on August 20 at 4:30 p.m. and will be voting on a new contract with the...

  • CCSD and Debt Management Commission Violate Open Meeting Law

    (Las Vegas, NV) — The Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation at the Nevada Policy Research Institute has filed a complaint in district court alleging an Open Meeting Law violation by the Clark County School District (CCSD) and the Clark County Regional Debt Management Commission (DMC). The filing, available here, seeks to...

  • Nevada Margins Tax Proposal Loses Bid For Ballot

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Carson City District Judge James Wilson today ruled a teacher-backed proposal to impose a margin tax in Nevada cannot go forward because it violates a “single-subject” rule for such measures. Wilson said because the initiative petition proposes both the tax and a requirement for certain taxpayer information to...

  • 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...

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