CARSON CITY (AP) — A conservative think tank has released a laundry list of suggestions it says are necessary to put the Nevada on sound fiscal footing.
The report, “Solutions 2013,” was released Thursday by the Nevada Policy Research Institute as a handbook for state lawmakers in advance of the 2013 legislative session.
It includes many familiar conservative platforms, such as ending collective bargaining for public workers, revamping public workers’ retirement plans, and expanding school choice options.
Regarding higher education, it says state funding should be based on full-time enrollment, and institutions should be allowed to keep tuition paid by students on individual campuses.
The report also says more alternative sentencing options should be used for non-violent, first-time criminals to reduce prison costs, and renewable energy requirements for Nevada utilities should be repealed.