The 2017 legislative session begins today, and Democrats have only the illusion of control.
Victor Joecks is a Review-Journal columnist who explores and explains policy issues three days a week in the Opinion section. Previously he served as the executive vice president of the Nevada Policy Research Institute. Victor is also a staff sergeant in Nevada National Guard. Originally from Washington state, Victor received his bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College.
The board of Nevada’s Public Employees’ Retirement System just slapped you in the face — while also reaching into your wallet to pay their legal bills. Public employee salary information is public record. But pensions aren’t? Come on.
Some legislators think Nevada women are cheap dates.
If lawmakers are serious about equity in education funding, they‘ll increase school spending in Nevada’s richest neighborhoods. The highest-income neighborhoods in Clark County receive far less school funding than poorer areas.
Tens of thousands of people will come together today in Washington, D.C., for the 44th annual March for Life. They come together for women like Karina and Cynthia, the daughter Karina considered aborting.
The Nevada Supreme Court’s decision to suspend the state’s Education Savings Accounts wasn’t a complete loss for conservatives. An overlooked section gives taxpayers a powerful new tool to fight government expansion and overreach.
Sometimes the best way for politicians to help veterans is to stop helping them. It’s a lesson Nevada lawmakers need to remember as they go to Carson City and consider bills like AB67.
The election of Donald Trump and his inauguration today as the 45th president of the United States has triggered a tsunami of leftist hysteria. It’s time for an intervention.
Legislators have been skirting the Nevada Constitution to pass tax increases for 20 years, and it’s time to expose their scheme.
The Clark County School District is asking the Legislature to remove regulations on the hiring requirements for new teachers while simultaneously imposing new burdens on charter school applicants.
It’s a litmus test for Nevada Democrats and membership in the state’s education establishment: The belief that increased education funding leads to improved student achievement.