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

Restructuring the Electricity Market in Nevada? Possibilities, Prospects, and Pitfalls

The subject of Question 3: The Energy Choice Initiative—namely the proposed restructuring of Nevada’s electricity markets—is complex. Supporters and opponents of Question 3: The Energy Choice Initiative are providing data and arguments that appear to conflict with each other. This policy report summarizes and evaluates the primary arguments for and against passage of Question 3…. Read more

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


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

Demographics, Enrollment, & Performance Metrics at K-12 Schools in Nevada

In this photo essay, we compared enrollment, demographics, and performance metrics across traditional—i.e., non-virtual—state-sponsored public charter schools, district-sponsored public charter schools, and district public schools, as well as virtual state-sponsored public charter schools and virtual district public schools. Click here for a .pdf version of the photo essay: Demographics, Enrollment & Performance Metrics in Nevada’s K-12… Read more

Upcoming Events

Candidate Forum: CCSD Board of Trustees & NSHE Board of Regents

Monday, October 1

6:00 pm

The Public Education Foundation, 4350 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Join us to learn how the candidates feel about governance, education funding, and student success.

This event is co-sponsored by Honoring Our Public Education (HOPE) and Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce Mujeres Group.


Candidate Forum: WCSD Board of Trustees

Wednesday, October 3

6:00 pm

UNR Innevation Center, 450 Sinclair Street, Reno, NV 89501

Join us to learn how the candidates feel about governance, education funding, and student success.


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Latest Blog Posts

The November 2018 Economic Forum: Outlook for Nevada

by Meredith A. Levine The Economic Forum is a state-mandated panel that convenes periodically to submit revenue projections for the General Fund—Nevada’s major operating fund—to the Governor and the Legislature. It is a five-member committee drawn from the private sector, with three members selected by the Governor and one nominated by each the Assembly and… Read more

Midterm Maxim: Medicaid Matters

by Suzanne Bierman Medicaid is the nation’s largest provider of health care coverage, covering more than 73 million Americans and accounting for nearly 16 percent of national health care spending. Medicaid expansion, one of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) primary coverage initiatives, provides Medicaid coverage to adults between the ages of 19-64 years old with… Read more

Recapping the 2018 General Election Ballot Initiatives in Nevada

by Meredith A. Levine At the November 2018 General Election, Nevadans considered six statewide ballot measures for approval. Five of the six statewide ballot initiatives passed by a majority of registered voters. The sixth, Question 3: The Energy Choice Initiative, was not approved. Residents of some counties also voted on local ballot measures, including those… Read more


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