All posts tagged "NPRI"

  • Government
    NPRI’s Transparent Nevada Now Features CCSD Vendor Payments

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – For the first time, Clark County School District payments to vendors are publicly available and easily searchable on the Web. The district — to facilitate transparency and public understanding — worked with TransparentNevada, a public service of the Nevada Policy Research Institute, to make its information easily accessible to...

  • Opinion
    E-Interview with NPRI’s Geoffrey Lawrence

    (David Mansdoerfer) – Today we will be talking with Nevada Policy Research Institutes (NPRI) Deputy Policy Director Geoffrey Lawrence. (DM) – NPRI recently appointed Andy Matthews as the new president. Do you see any major changes in how you guys operate now that he is in charge? (GL) – Oh, yes. Sharon...

  • Business
    “Juice” Powered Solyndra

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – Some companies are in business to serve consumers. Others are in business to serve themselves. Such was the case of Solyndra — a newly bankrupt California-based firm in the ostensible business of manufacturing solar panels. Solyndra’s business model — like that of many “renewable”-energy-component manufacturers — doesn’t achieve success...

  • Business
    Andy Matthews Named NPRI President

    (NPRI) – The Nevada Policy Research Institute today announced that Andy Matthews, formerly NPRI’s vice president for operations, has become the Institute’s new president, effective Oct. 1, 2011. Matthews succeeds Sharon Rossie, who had served as NPRI’s president since September 2006. “It is with great pride and excitement that I announce that...

  • Government
    Teach Better, Learn More, Spend Less

    (NPRI) – Digital learning offers schools a chance to multiply the impact of their best teachers, personalize the education experience for each student and do both while spending less, a new study from the Nevada Policy Research Institute finds. The report, titled “Transforming Education in Nevada Through High-Quality Digital Learning,” explains how...

  • Government
    The Danger In Giving Public Servants Too Much Power

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – If ever there were a case study in the dangers of unionization for public...

  • Opinion
    Stephen Moore To Speak At NPRI’s 20th Anniversary

    (NPRI) – Stephen Moore, an editorial board member of the Wall Street Journal and the founder and...

  • Government
    Why Unemployment Persists: Part II

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – Nevada’s unemployed construction workers are experiencing firsthand the consequences of government-manipulated interest rates. As...

  • Opinion
    NPRI Responds To Ralston’s Inaccurate Attacks

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – In last Friday’s Las Vegas Sun, liberal pundit Jon Ralston attacked NPRI in his column and accused us of bias and partisanship. To respond to his numerous false claims, NPRI submitted the following letter to the editor to the Sun. In his recent column (“Has think tank removed non-partisan...

  • Opinion
    Friedman’s School Choice Option Honored By NPRI

    (Lori Piotrowski) – On July 29, two days before what would have been Milton Friedman’s 99th birthday,...

  • Opinion
    Help Celebrate Milton Friedman’s 99th Birthday!

    (Americans for Prosperity and NPRI) – July 31, 2011 would have been Milton Friedman’s 99th birthday. Now, more than ever, his vision is relevant. To honor the impact he has had on our society, and to help clarify his moral framework for freedom and free enterprise, NPRI will celebrate the Friedman Legacy...

  • Government
    NPRI Updates Public Employee Salary And Benefit Data

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Anyone with an interest in what Nevada’s state and local government employees make in salary and benefits can review the 2010 data that has been posted today by a  Nevada think tank. The searchable database at Transparent Nevada does not yet contain all the local government salary...

  • Government
    The $200 Million Dollar Question

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – The Nevada Supreme Court dealt a blow to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s budget proposal on May 26, leading him to abandon his opposition to tax hikes and support higher state payroll and sales taxes for the next two years. And the Court may not be done yet. With less than...

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