Ugo Rondinone, Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2016
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Latest Research


Nevada Budget Overview 2019-2021

This set of infographics provides both a broad-based overview of budgetary sources and spending and a detailed account of revenues and proposed expenditures. You can find a pdf version of the infographics here:  Guinn Center Nevada Budget 2019-2021 Infographics

Property Taxes & K-12 Financing in Nevada

Property tax is one of the most significant sources of K-12 education financing within states. In Nevada, property taxes supply budgetary support for local governments, such as school districts. While local jurisdictions have some discretion in setting property tax rates, there are legal constraints on rate setting for school districts. In particular, Nevada law requires that… Read more

It’s Getting Hot in Here…

This week, southern Nevada residents are bracing for another excessive heat wave. Around the Silver State, air conditioning companies and their heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians are in high demand during the hot summer months. Both nationally and around the state, HVACR technicians are in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stated,… Read more

Upcoming Events

Breakfast Brainstorm: K-12 Funding in Nevada

March 2019


Dine & Dialogue Dinner: Education Funding & Equity

March 2019


Social Determinants of Health Workshop

April 2019


The Science and Policy of Smart Growth in a Time of Water Scarcity

Co-sponsored with Desert Research Institute

June 2019

Latest Blog Posts

Study Finds Nevada is a Challenging Place for Millennials

by Samuel T. Lair Recently, WalletHub published a study of 2019’s Best & Worst States for Millennials, a ranking of all 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine the most livable states for Millennials, defined as “individuals who were born between 1981 and 1997.” The study evaluated each area through 36 metrics, grouped… Read more

Educational Policy Research: An Opportunity to Connect Research and Policy?

by Kenneth J. Retzl, Ph.D. The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), which took place April 5-9, is considered one of the major academic conferences for educational research, attended by educational practitioners and scholars from school districts, community colleges, and universities to discuss their latest research. While the Guinn Center presented a… Read more

Nevada’s Virtual Charter Schools

by Kenneth J. Retzl, Ph.D. Recently, the Guinn Center released a policy report analyzing the academic performance of Nevada’s virtual charter schools. The Guinn Center’s report concludes that Nevada’s virtual charter schools are never the lowest performing schools in the state; however, in nearly all measures, these schools perform below the statewide average. This blog… Read more


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