TransparentNevada releases 2012 public-employee salary information

NPRI NEWS RELEASE LAS VEGAS — Salary data for more than 132,000 government employees statewide, for the 2012 calendar year, is now available at, a Nevada Policy Research Institute website that makes government-spending data easily accessible to taxpayers. The new 2012 data — covering 58 government jurisdictions throughout Nevada, at state, county and city […]

Tickets now available for NPRI 2013 spring celebration

SUBMITTED BY NPRI John Allison, the president and CEO of the Cato Institute, will deliver the keynote address at the Nevada Policy Research Institute’s 2013 Spring Celebration. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 19, at The Eldorado Hotel and Casino in Reno. Prior to joining Cato, Allison was chairman and CEO of BB&T […]

Former Superintendent Guthrie proposal: Pay best teachers $200,000 a year

NPRI NEWS RELEASE LAS VEGAS — Paying unusually effective teachers $200,000 a year will transform the teaching profession in Nevada by attracting more top-level talent to the classroom. That’s the bold idea spelled out by former Nevada Superintendent Dr. James W. Guthrie in a new Nevada Policy Research Institute report. Guthrie was Nevada’s first appointed […]

Study: RPS to cost Nevadans $2.2 billion, 1,930 jobs over 12 years

NPRI NEWS RELEASE LAS VEGAS — Government energy mandates will cost Nevadans $2.275 billion while lowering employment by 1,930 jobs over the next dozen years, concludes a new study from the Nevada Policy Research Institute. The study, entitled RPS: A Recipe for Economic Decline, details the wealth-destroying impact of Nevada’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, which mandates […]

NPRI reacts to Senate Republican tax increase proposal

NPRI NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — Responding to today’s proposal by six Senate Republicans to more than double Nevada’s mining tax in order to increase education funding, NPRI’s deputy policy director, Geoffrey Lawrence, released the following comments: If spending alone were the key to improving Nevada’s education system, then it’s particularly curious why educational achievement […]

NPRI invitation to event featuring speaker from ALEC

Rich States, Poor States: A Guide to Economic Prosperity Featuring: Jonathan Williams Director, Center for State Fiscal Reform American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Jonathan Williams is the director of the Center for State Fiscal Reform and the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), where he works with state […]

NPRI: Assembly Republicans’ plan would reform education while defending taxpayers

NPRI NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — In response to an Assembly Republican press conference on education policy, NPRI’s Deputy Policy Director Geoffrey Lawrence released the following comments: The education-reform agenda announced by the Assembly Republicans is quite encouraging in many respects. Like Governor Sandoval, Assembly Republicans have grasped that, in public education, we frequently don’t […]

NPRI to Reid: Tell the truth about ‘clean energy’

NPRI NEWS RELEASE LAS VEGAS — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid addressed the Nevada Legislature today, after announcing earlier this week that he will, once again, highlight solar energy as an example of Nevada’s “clean energy potential.” In response to that announcement, Nevada Policy Research Institute President Andy Matthews released the following comments: It’s time […]

NPRI: Kirkpatrick wrong on education-spending claims

NPRI NEWS RELEASE LAS VEGAS — In a speech earlier today, Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick claimed, “For too long the answer to education has been to cut.” Responding to her comments, Victor Joecks, communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute, issued the following comments: Speaker Kirkpatrick’s statement that “for far too long the answer […]

Nevada think tank publishes ‘piglet book’ citing government waste

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By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau CARSON CITY – From double-dipping employees to the questionable use of credit cards, the newest edition of the Nevada Policy Research Institute’s “piglet book” released today offers highlights of recent questionable government agency actions. “The Nevada Piglet Book 2012” is authored by Geoffrey Lawrence, deputy policy director for NPRI, […]