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Financial Security in Nevada Lags Other StatesRead More

Nancy Brune

August 16th, 2017 -

Last month, Prosperity Now (formerly Corporation for Enterprise Development or CFED) released its annual Prosperity Now scorecard, as discussed in the companion report, On Track or Left Behind. Nevada’s cumulative rank was #46, based on scores in 5 policy areas: (1) Financial Assets and Income (rank #43), (2) Businesses and Jobs (rank #45), (3) Homeownership and Housing (rank…

State Lawmakers Work Across Party Lines to Pass Criminal Justice ReformsRead More

Nancy Brune

August 9th, 2017 -

Congressional representatives in our nation’s capital continue to battle it out over health care and tax code reform, leaving some observers to call it the least productive session in recent memory following the election of a new government. In stark contrast, recent criminal justice reforms in half a dozen states – including Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada,…

A Tale of Two DistrictsRead More

Nancy Brune

January 30th, 2016 -

By Seth Rau–As the AB 394 Legislative and Technical Advisory Committees continue their charge to determine the ideal structure for the Clark County School District, it is valuable to study other similar regions around the country to see how they have proceeded in establishing their school districts. Having moved to San Antonio in the past…

Major Legislation Approved During the 2015-2017 Legislative SessionRead More

Nancy Brune

June 10th, 2015 -

During the 2015-2017 Legislative Session, 1,013 bills were proposed. At last count, 474 bills had been approved by both Houses and 433 had been signed by Governor Brian Sandoval. Below, the Guinn Center provides a summary of the major pieces of legislation in the Guinn Center’s five research areas: (1) Governing Nevada; (2) Growing Nevada;…

Guinn Center Legislative Update: Week of June 1, 2015Read More

Nancy Brune

June 4th, 2015 -

The 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature adjourned “sine die” shortly following the midnight deadline on June 1 after which no further legislative measures could be acted upon. Sine die literally means “without a day” and signifies the end of the legislative session since it does not set a time for reconvening. Bipartisanship At the…

Guinn Center Legislative Update: May 25, 2015Read More

Nancy Brune

May 24th, 2015 -

Budget Bills to be Introduced On or by Wednesday, May 27, the five major budget bills to implement the legislatively-approved Executive Budget are scheduled to be introduced, and exempt bills must be passed from committee. The major budget bills are: the Appropriations Act to provide general funds for the operation of state government; the Authorizations…

Guinn Center Legislative Update: May 18, 2015Read More

Nancy Brune

May 18th, 2015 -

Conference Committee Meetings Conference committees start appearing more often near the end of session as one House makes changes to a measure from the other House. If an amendment to a bill in the second House does not receive concurrence from the House of origin, and the second House does not recede from its amendment,…

Guinn Center Legislative Update: May 11, 2015Read More

Nancy Brune

May 10th, 2015 -

Southern Nevada Business Community to Recognize Guinn Center Executive Director The Guinn Center is proud to announce the Southern Nevada business community will recognize its executive director, Dr. Nancy E. Brune, this month with two separate distinctions for her efforts to help advance Nevada through policy research and analysis. On May 14, the National Association…

Guinn Center Legislative Update: May 4, 2015Read More

Nancy Brune

May 3rd, 2015 -

Budget Deadlines As the 78th Nevada Legislature enters its final month of the regular session, budget deadlines take prominence on the 120-Day Calendar. On Friday May 1, the Economic Forum established the final revenue projections for the legislatively approved budget. Monday, May 4, marks the date when the “money” committees of the two Houses “Start…

Guinn Center Legislative Update: April 27, 2015Read More

Nancy Brune

April 26th, 2015 -

Economic Forum on Friday Another milestone of the 78th Legislative Session will be reached on Friday, May 1, when the Economic Forum meets to provide the final revenue forecast. This forecast must be used for the final budget approved by the Legislature for the 2015-2017 biennium. The Forum was established in 1993 (SB23, Chapter 528,…

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