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

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits in Nevada

by Meredith A. Levine [For a PDF of this blog, click here] The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a federal program, provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of low-income families and individuals. The Federal government funds the program but shares the costs of operating the program with each state. Recently, the U.S. Department of… Read more

Strategic Plans and Budget Deficits: The One Conversation CCSD is Not Having

by Kenneth J. Retzl This blog is about questions more than answers. While we have heard many educational conversations at the Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustee meetings, most are focused on current operations and not on long-term, strategic choices. To this end, the Guinn Center asks how the District’s current budget deficit… Read more

Nevada’s Workforce is Drag on Economic Development

by Sam Lair Earlier this month, CNBC released its America’s Top States for Business, a ranking of all 50 states based on their economic climate and competitiveness. The annual study analyzes all fifty states on 64 metrics across ten categories. States are graded based on the qualities they believe are most important in attracting businesses…. Read more


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