• Join us for our 4th Anniversary CelebrationA Conversation with Gov. Sandoval and Rob Roy

    To celebrate our anniversary and the legacy of Governor Guinn, we invite you to join us for an evening with Governor Brian Sandoval and Rob Roy, CEO & Founder of Switch, led by Marybel Batjer, former Chief of Staff to Governor Guinn. This event begins with a cocktail reception, followed by an intimate, salon-style conversation with these accomplished leaders.

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  • What is Impact of TCJA on Nevadans?

    In December 2017, the U.S. Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The Guinn Center's infographic essay describes major provisions in the TCJA as they relate to Nevada and to individual taxpayers only.

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  • Guinn Center Takes a Closer Look at Board Governance

    Ensuring a high return on investment (ROI) in Nevada's education systems warrants greater attention to the issue of board governance. In December, the Guinn Center hosted AJ Crabill, Texas Education Agency's Deputy Commissioner for Governance, to share his perspectives and work on board governance with thought leaders in Nevada.

  • Federal Grants in Nevada

    In November, Director of Economic Policy, Meredith Levine, discussed federal grants in relation to Nevada's budget before the Nevada Advisory Council on Federal Assistance Meeting.

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  • How Strong is Nevada's Social Safety Net?

    In November, the Guinn Center spoke to Leadership Las Vegas participants on Social Safety Net Day to discuss the growing demands on Nevada's infrastructure. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that Nevada is the 2nd fastest growing state in the United States, after Idaho.

  • What is impact of Congressional health care reform on Nevada?

    In summer 2017, the U.S. Congress considered health care reform. The Guinn Center examined the impacts of the proposed reforms on Nevada and its budget. In Nevada, Medicaid’s share of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) budget has increased significantly in recent years. Between FY 2010 and FY 2013, Medicaid expenditures, as a percentage of the DHHS budget, increased by 3.4 percentage points.

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The Guinn Center is a nonprofit, bipartisan, research and policy analysis center focused on independent, fact-based, relevant, and well-reasoned analysis of critical policy issues facing the state of Nevada. The Guinn Center engages policy-makers, experts, and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas, and analysis to advance policy solutions, inform the public debate, and expand public engagement.

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Nevada Budget Overview


The Guinn Center explains Nevada’s 2017-2019 budget in a policy brief.  Check out our companion set of infographics in both English and Spanish. Learn more about this report.

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