All posts tagged "Nevada Policy Research Institute"

  • Government
    NPRI: A Temporary Injunction Won’t Kill Education Reform

    Judge Wilson’s injunction against ESAs won’t derail support for reform in Nevada — it will strengthen it.

  • Opinion
    NPRI: So who are the families applying for Education Savings Accounts?

    (Sharon Rossie, NPRI) – So who are the families applying for Education Savings Accounts, Nevada’s best-in-the-country school choice program? Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz last week gave us all some of the latest data. Of the over 3,000 applicants, over half of the students came from families earning less than $65,000 a year....

  • Politics
    Study: New power plant would cost ratepayers hundreds of millions, destroy 1,600+ jobs

    (Victor Joecks, NPRI) – NV Energy’s proposal to build a new 706 MW natural gas plant would cost ratepayers $115 million in 2020 and over $600 million from 2020-2025. That’s the findings of an economic analysis of the plan released today by the Nevada Policy Research Institute. Entitled “Power plant proposal would increase...

  • Government
    Survey finds more than 25 percent of Nevada union households unaware of right to opt-out of union membership

    (Chantal Lovell, NPRI) – LAS VEGAS — Today, the Nevada Policy Research Institute released the results of a new survey showing that more than a quarter of union households in Nevada don’t realize they can opt out of union membership and stop paying a portion of their union dues without fear of penalty. The survey is part of National...

  • Government
    NPRI hails creation of Education Savings Accounts, vows to help parents learn how to use program

    (NPRI) – Carson City — The Nevada Policy Research Institute praised Gov. Brian Sandoval today for signing Senate Bill 302 — establishing the nation’s most inclusive and comprehensive school choice program in the nation — and announced plans to launch an educational campaign to inform parents about the new program’s existence and...

  • Government
    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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...