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NPRI Pinpoints Lawmakers, Governor Sandoval

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(Las Vegas, NV) For three legislative sessions, the Nevada Policy Research Institute has dissected state legislators and the Gov. Brian Sandoval and produced a report card on its findings.

The idea is to take a cross section of the most important bills that affect Nevada taxpayers. For the 2013 session there were 74 bills that NPRI looked at and weighed them according to how much each bill cost.

“We grade each lawmaker based on their floor votes on each of those bills. Floor votes are the only objective metric that we can use to evaluating lawmaker’s performance,” says NPRI Deputy Policy Director Geoffrey Lawrence.

The grading system is an adapted version of that used by the National Taxpayers Union to grade Congress.

All scores are expressed as a percentage of the maximum possible number of points. No congressman has ever received a perfect score using the NTU model and so perfect scores should not be expected. Generally, a legislator with a score above 50 is considered to be an ally of economic liberty.

The entire report and grades of Nevada lawmakers and Governor Brian Sandoval can be viewed here.
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