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RGJ’s editorial on Nevada PERS privacy misguided: Jack Harris“, by Jack Harris, RPEN, Reno Gazette-Journal

Nevada PERS a model for nation; don’t change it,” by Teresa Ghilarducci,  Las Vegas Review Journal, April 16,2015

ALEC assault on Nevada PERS: AB 190 “, by the Desert Beacon, March 3, 2015

If It Ain’t Broke, Whack It Anyway: “Pension reform” in Nevada“, by the Desert Beacon, January 10, 2015

ALEC Inspired Assault on Public Employee Retirement in the Nevada Legislature”, by the Desert Beacon, May 16, 2013

Caveat Emptor: Recommended Reading on Research“, by the   Desert Beacon, May 6, 2013

The pitfalls and perils of Carson City for newbies”, Steve Sebelius, Las Vegas Review Journal, April 17, 2013

Nevada’s Public Employee Retirement Plan Saw Improvement In 2012“, Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau, November 19, 2012

 “Portraits of the 47 percent don’t match Romney’s narrative“, by J. Patrick Coolican, Las Vegas Sun, September 21, 2012

 “Online Voter Registration Expands To All Nevada Counties With 60 Days Until Election“, by Nevada News Bureau Staff  September 7th, 2012

Views Mixed On Effect Of New National Public Pension Reporting Rules On Nevada PERS“, by Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau June 29, 2012.

Pension Gimmicks Blamed on Workers” by Dave Johnson, Huffington Post- Business, June 28, 2012.

” The War on Public-Sector Workers” by Dean Baker, Truthout, April 16, 2012.

“ALEC’s Plan for the 2013 Legislature: Part 2 The Assault on Public Employees“, Desert Beacon, March 5, 2012

Face the Facts: What are gaming and mining afraid of?“, by Jon Ralston, LV Sun, February 17, 2012

NPRI throws a Hail Mary” by Steve Sebelius, LV Review Journal, January 10, 2012.

Privatization would compromise safety and privacy“, by Vishnu Subramaniam, Reno Gazette Journal, October 6, 2011.

 “Nevada’s tax income from gaming well below other markets” by David McGrath Schwartz, Las Vegas Sun, October 7, 2011

New member of governor’s cabinet drew two state paychecks“, by David McGrath Schwartz, Las Vegas Sun, September 29, 2011.

 “National Group Provides “How To” Guide To Reform Public Pension Plans“, by Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau,September 15, 2011

What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it’s all about?“, Las Vegas Gleaner, August 26, 2011

Time to swing for the fences in Nevada“, by Jon Ralston, Las Vegas Sun, August 7, 2011

 “Real Estate: New Nevada laws afford distressed homeowners key protections“, by Jason Hidalgo, Reno Gazette Journal, July 26, 2011.

 “Assault In Broad Daylight: Another Attack on Public Employees” Desert Beacon, July 19, 2011.

Nevada Health Matters: Starving the beast“, by John Packham, Ph.D., Reno Gazette Journal, July 12, 2011

 “Nevada’s homestead exemption“, by Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine, Record Courier, July 6, 2011.

 “Hits to benefits, compensation for state workers“, by Geoff Dornan, Nevada Appeal, June 12, 2011

 “What I will and won’t miss from the Legislature“, by Jon Ralston, Las Vegas Sun, June 8, 2011.

Significant overhaul of Nevada’s tax system is still a fantasy“, by Jane Ann Morrison, Las Vegas Review Journal, June 6, 2011

Tax sunsets rising“, by Steve Sebelius, Las Vegas Review Journal, May 29, 2011.

Sandoval Plays In The Sunset With State Budget“, Desert Beacon, May 28, 2011

 “The Assembled Wisdom’s Annual Year End Posture Parade“, Desert Beacon, May 25, 2011

S.B. 98, Taxes, Collective Bargaining, and Horse Trading“, Desert Beacon, May 16, 2011

Political feuds take generational tone in Nevada Legislature“, by Ray Hagar, Reno Gazette Journal, May 14, 2011.

Nevada charts steady, predictable course“, Las Vegas Gleaner, April 13, 2011

Decent person’s urge to do the right thing dumbfounds other children at biennial Carson City band camp“, Las Vegas Gleaner, April 9, 2011

Poll: People like public employees, don’t like governor’s unwillingness to compromise, want to tax banks, mining“, by Jon Ralston, Ralston’s Flash at the Las Vegas Sun,March 30, 2011

Sandoval: Zero is a “fair share” – at least for mining“, Las Vegas Gleaner, March 22, 2011

It’s not the audits, it’s the deductions“, Las Vegas Gleaner, March 14, 2010

Oh who needs Nevada, anyway?“, Las Vegas Gleaner, March 9, 2010

ELLIOTT PARKER: Is Nevada’s public sector too big? Facts don’t back it up“, Elliot Parker, Nevada Appeal, March 6, 2011

Poll: Public doesn’t think their employees overpaid“, Steve Sebelius, Las Vegas Review Jr, March 2, 2011

Income Inequality Trends“, Desert Beacon, February 28, 2011

The Ultimate Game: Why Teachers and Public Employees Are Under Attack“, Desert Beacon, February 20, 2011.

A face of the NV budget crisis, and another side to the public employee story” is from “Ralston’s Flash” written by Jon Ralston, February 19, 2011.

Nevada’s government workers have nothing to do with state’s fiscal crisis“, by Vishnu Subramaniam, Las Vegas Review Journal, February 13, 2011

Scapegoating Public Employees, Nevada Style“, Desert Beacon, February 15, 2011

Hating public employees is the new black“, by Hugh Jackson, Las Vegas CityLife, February 10, 2011.

Is Brian Sandoval’s ‘shared-sacrifice’ budget the solution to state’s economic woes?“  by Anjeanette Damon, and Michael Squires , LV Sun, January 23, 2011. David McGrath Schwartz, J. Patrick Coolican and Delen Goldberg contributed to the story.

The Shameful Attack on Public Employees“, by Robert Reich,, January 5, 2011



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  1. Lawrence Cassidy / Feb 23 2011 11:00 am


    The artitle entitled “The Ultimate Game: Why Teachers and Public Employees Are Under Attack“ is excellent and well-written. Thank-you for posting its link!


  1. Excellent Article: “Income Inequality Trends” « Nevada State Employee Focus

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