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Closing the Gap: Strategies for Increasing Higher Education Attainment in Nevada During the 79th Legislative Session, the Nevada Legislature passed a Nevada Promise program (Senate Bill 391), which will launch in Fall 2017. This policy report presents data on higher education attainment in Nevada, surveys the potential need for a Promise program in Nevada, reviews… 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

Fiscal Policy

Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Nevada (Conference Report Update) 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… Read more

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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

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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

Graham-Cassidy: “Repeal and Replace,” Revisited

By Meredith A. Levine Efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 have consumed a substantial portion of the legislative agenda of the 115th Congress (2017-2018). One recent proposal, Cassidy-Graham, which is co-sponsored by Nevada’s senior senator, Dean Heller, has garnered renewed interest in modifying the ACA this fall, after a… Read more

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