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Steve Forbes to deliver keynote at NPRI dinner



LAS VEGAS — Steve Forbes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Media, will deliver the keynote address at the Nevada Policy Research Institute’s 19th Anniversary Celebration, the Institute announced today. The event will be held on Sept. 30, 2010, at the Venetian ResortHotelCasino in Las Vegas.

Forbes is the editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine and was a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 1996 and 2000. Key components of Forbes’ platform were a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system, parental school choice and term limits. Forbes continues to promote these ideas in his writings and in speaking engagements across the country.

“Steve Forbes is one of the nation’s leading voices on behalf of limited government and free markets,” said NPRI President Sharon Rossie. “From his stewardship of Forbes Media to his presidential campaigns, he has been and continues to be at the forefront of the effort to advance innovative, market-based ideas. We at NPRI are honored to have him deliver the keynote speech at our annual dinner.

“As government, both nationally and here in Nevada, continues its attempt to invade the most personal facets of our lives, I have no doubt that Mr. Forbes’ expertise and insights into the role that private-sector solutions can play in meeting our public challenges will be greatly appreciated by our dinner attendees,” Rossie added.

Previous keynote speakers at NPRI’s annual dinner include former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Karl Rove, Col. Oliver North, Michael Reagan, National Review editor Rich Lowry, former Colorado Gov. Bill Owens and Grover Norquist. NPRI, Nevada’s only free-market think tank, seeks private solutions to public challenges facing Nevada, the West and the nation.

Additional information on NPRI’s 19th Anniversary Celebration is available at http://npri.org/events/npris-19th-anniversary-celebration.

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