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Federal Revenue Streams in Nevada

Nevada’s 2017-2019 biennium budget amounts to approximately $26.2 billion. Federal funds account for more than one-third  (34.3 percent) of all revenues in the biennium 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. For our recent presentation at the… Read more

Fiscal Policy

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 policy brief highlights major provisions in the congressional TCJA proposal as they relate… Read more

Medicaid Funding in Nevada

Medicaid Funding in Nevada The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017, on May 4, 2017, and the U.S. Senate released a discussion draft for its version of the bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017, on June 22, 2017; both bills seek to roll… Read more


CCSD Turnaround Zone: An Overview of Outcomes

The Guinn Center 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 Zone has not significantly changed the academic trajectories of the district’s worst performing schools. A review of district data suggests that despite… Read more

Per pupil funding at Clark County School District

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… Read more

Medicaid Data for Nevada Children and Families

Nevada joined 31 other states (including the District of Columbia) that expanded Medicaid as of January 2017.  The number of children and individuals without health insurance coverage has declined.

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Strengthening Community Policing Through Data?

Strengthening Community Policing Through Data? Last month, officers from the Sacramento Police Department shot and killed Stephon Clark, an unarmed young adult African-American male in his grandmother’s backyard “during a vandalism investigation.” This incident marks another in a series of officer-involved shootings and incidents of police brutality in predominantly minority communities that “have exposed rifts in… Read more

What Is Nevada’s Current Capacity to Respond to Disasters?

Readiness, preparedness, and coordination are the hallmarks of a comprehensive, proactive disaster plan that anticipates the unthinkable and can be executed with urgency. As first responders—including law enforcement agencies and Emergency Medical Services (EMS), amongst others—deployed in the immediate aftermath of the shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, on October 1,… Read more

The U.S. Attorney General Revokes Previous Guidance on Federal Enforcement of State Marijuana Laws

On Thursday, January 4, 2018, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he is revoking a directive, issued by the U.S. Department of Justice during President Obama’s administration, that provided guidance to federal authorities regarding the prioritization of resources used to enforce federal laws regarding the possession, distribution, and cultivation of marijuana. This policy guidance… Read more


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