Photo Essays



February 13, 2018

Nevada’s 2017-2019 biennial budget amounts to approximately $26.2 billion. Federal funds account for more than one-third  (34.3 percent) of all revenues in the biennial budget. Federal revenues also flow into Nevada’s non-profits and local and county governments. This policy brief summarizes federal revenue streams in Nevada in recent years. Full report with additional information found…


Race for Results: Youth in the Intermountain West

December 18, 2017

In October 2017, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released an updated Race for Results report (and data), which explores the intersection of children, opportunity, race and immigration. In this infographic essay, the Guinn Center highlights some of the data points, comparing Nevada to its neighbors.

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The Effects of TCJA on Nevada (Conference Report Update)

December 17, 2017

In 2017, the U.S. Congress took action to amend the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), or modify certain existing federal income tax provisions as they pertain to individuals and businesses. The bill is known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This infographic essay describes major provisions in the congressional TCJA proposal as they relate…


Demographics, Enrollment & Performance in K-12 Schools

September 27, 2017


Per pupil funding at Clark County School District

September 1, 2017

Clark County School District (CCSD) has announced that it faces a budget shortfall of $60 million.  In a recent memo, CCSD wrote, “Over the past few years, the revenue increases we have received from the state, from county property taxes and from the sales tax have not allowed us to keep up with our rising…


Nevada Medicaid: Infantes y Familias

June 22, 2017


Nevada Medicaid: Datos Fiscales

June 22, 2017


Nevada Medicaid Fiscal Data

June 21, 2017


Medicaid Data for Nevada Children and Families

June 21, 2017

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Escuelas Preparatorias de la Zona de Transicion del CCSD: Una Revision de los Recientes Resultados

June 8, 2017

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CCSD Turnaround Zone: An Overview of Outcomes

June 2, 2017

As a companion to our recent report, “The Impact of School Autonomy and Skilled School Leadership on Student Achievement: Lessons from Other States,” we examined data from CCSD’s Turnaround Zone, the only intervention currently in place for underperforming schools in the district. While acknowledging that the Turnaround Zone includes underperforming schools, data suggests that Turnaround…


Impuesto a la Propiedad de Nevada

May 8, 2017


Property Taxes in Nevada

May 8, 2017

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Datos de Graduación de Preparatoria en Nevada

April 3, 2017

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Nevada High School Graduation Data

April 3, 2017

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Bienestar de los Infantes en la Intermontana Oeste

March 14, 2017

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Well-Being of Kids in the Intermountain West

March 14, 2017



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March 10, 2017


Nevada Budget Overview

February 9, 2017


Nevada Resumen del Presupuesto

February 9, 2017

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Foster Care in Clark County School District

October 7, 2016

National research finds that educational outcomes for children and youth in foster care lag behind their peers. Unfortunately, the landscape in Nevada is similar. For instance, recent data shared by Clark County School District finds that graduation rates and grade point averages are significantly lower for eleventh and twelfth grade students in foster care than…

Mental Health Spending in Nevada

Mental Health Spending in Nevada

September 29, 2016

  Read the full report from the Guinn Center. Read the article from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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Statewide Ballot Initiatives for Nov 2016 Election

August 26, 2016

The Guinn Center has prepared a series of Fact Sheets in advance of the 2016 General Election in November. The Fact Sheets discuss the questions for that will appear on the election ballot in Nevada: Background Check Initiative, Initiative to Tax and Regulate Marijuana, Energy Choice Initiative, Medical Patient Tax Relief Act, Fuel Revenue Index, and…

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The Teacher Vacancy Crisis in Clark and Washoe Counties

May 28, 2016

These maps illustrate the troubling number of teacher vacancies in the two largest counties in Nevada, Clark and Washoe Counties. As of April 1st, there was 961 reported teacher vacancies in the Clark County School District (Figure 1), and as of May 23rd, there were 244 reported teacher vacancies in Washoe County (Figure 2). The…

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How do Nevada’s Test Scores Compare to Other States?

November 4, 2015

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) measures the proficiency of fourth and eighth grade students across the country every two years in reading in math. This infographic examines how Nevada’s results compare to other states in the Intermountain West: Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.

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Equity Implications of CCSD’s Reorganization Proposal

October 13, 2015

The Clark County School District presented a reorganization plan to the Advisory Committee on Reorganization of CCSD on October 12, 2015. This infographic shows the demographic and educational equity implications of the proposal.

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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: CCSD Demographics

October 10, 2015

Existing demographic disparities should be addressed by the Advisory Committee that is developing a reorganization plan for CCSD. These maps illustrate demographic differences based on factors such as race, socioeconomic status, academic outcomes, school choice, age of facilities, teacher vacancies, and new teachers. Click here for the full report.

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Schools Served by Literacy & Intervention Programs

July 12, 2015

Three major K-12 education initiatives were approved during the 2015 Legislative Session to improve literacy and assist low-performing schools: Read by 3, Zoom Schools, and Victory Schools. This infographic: (1) illustrates Nevada’s academic performance compared to the nation; (2) provides demographic data on students served by these programs, and (3) lists other current funding sources and intervention efforts at…

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Impact of Tax Scenarios

May 21, 2015

The Guinn Center for Policy Priorities has analyzed the impact of the Nevada Revenue Plan approved by the Legislature in SB 483 as well as other proposals considered in 2015 and in prior years. Each figure shows the impact of each tax proposal on a different type of business. For more information, please see our detailed spreadsheets.

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K-12 Education Funding

May 1, 2015

The 2015 Nevada Legislature is considering changes to the funding formula for K-12 education. What is the current state of K-12 funding in Nevada and how far is the state from funding education adequately?

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Mental Health Governance

December 2, 2014

Over time, each state has developed its own unique mental health governance model. This infographic illustrates how each state is implementing key features of Medicaid and mental health governance.

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Competitiveness of Nevada Mental Health Salaries

October 9, 2014

Are Nevada’s mental health professional salaries competitive with other states in the region?  Salaries are least competitive for psychiatrists and psychologists and most competitive for nurses and social workers.

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Higher Education Enrollment and Completion

July 31, 2014

Among the Intermountain West states, Latinos and African-Americans in Nevada are most under-represented in higher education enrollment and completion.


Latinos are Concentrated in Low Wage Industries

July 18, 2014

The following set of figures reveal the representation of Latinos in various industries across the Intermountain West region.

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