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Government

Opinion: Visions of tax increases

April 15, 2010 ThisIsReno

By Geoffrey Lawrence, Nevada Policy Research Institute It finally happened. The ongoing charade that is the Nevada Vision Stakeholder Group finally showed its true colors. From the beginning, it has been apparent that the purpose […]

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Government

Opinion: Blowin’ in the wind

April 13, 2010 ThisIsReno

By Les Barta, Nevada Policy Research Institute Remember the computer “Hal” in Stanley Kubrick’s movie 2001? After becoming self-aware, Hal abandoned its mission of service for that of self-preservation. The same thing is happening in […]

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Education

Opinion: Race to nowhere

April 12, 2010 ThisIsReno

SUBMITTED RELEASE By Patrick R. Gibbons, Nevada Policy Research Institute U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan last year introduced “Race to the Top,” a program of $4.5 billion in competitive grants to be awarded to […]

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Health

Opinion: Let the cost-shifting begin!

March 23, 2010 ThisIsReno

SUBMITTED RELEASE By Geoffrey Lawrence, Nevada Policy Research Institute The mammoth, 2,400-page “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” that passed the U.S. House of Representatives this weekend on a 219-212 vote will do little to […]

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Government

Unconstitutional property tax practices reviewed

February 11, 2010 ThisIsReno

by Phillip Moyer – Nevada News Bureau A Department of Taxation workshop held today reviewed proposals to equalize property taxes, a requirement of the Nevada State Constitution that county assessors have had difficulty realizing. Evidence […]