Guinn Center Blog

Concern Growing About Long Term Impact of Payday LoansRead More


June 15th, 2016 -

by Niko Centeno-Monroy — Last week, Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz hosted a Payday Loan Summit, which brought together stakeholders around the Silver State to discuss the long term impacts of payday loan debt on consumers in Nevada. The state summit parallels similar conversations and related efforts nation-wide to address the impact of payday loan…

Recent Economic Data Shows Mostly Positive SignsRead More


June 11th, 2016 -

  Recent Economic Data Shows Mostly Positive Signs for Nevada’s Economy But Unemployment Remains High for Drop-outs “Encouraging” was the word Nevada’s Chief Economist Bill Anderson used yesterday to describe the most recent labor market data for the Silver State. Anderson was speaking on behalf of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) at…

Nevada Ranks Last in Personal Income Growth since the RecessionRead More


June 6th, 2016 -

A report from the Pew Charitable Trusts ranks Nevada last among all 50 states in personal income growth since the Great Recession. While the report, which analyzed data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, finds that personal income in all states is now above pre-recession levels, Nevada’s growth was just 0.1 percent for over…

Graduation Rates Remain Low at Nevada’s Four-Year CollegesRead More


May 10th, 2016 -

This weekend, commencement exercises will take place at both of Nevada’s largest universities, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Nevada State College held its graduation last Saturday. Yet, these events in Nevada are cause for celebration for fewer students than elsewhere in the U.S. The number of students earning…

As Charter School Enrollment Rises in Nevada, Need for More Funding Becomes ApparentRead More


May 6th, 2016 -

Thirty-eight schools across Nevada celebrated National Charter School Week this week, and among them were the four new charter schools that have opened since 2014. More and more charter schools are expected to open across the state in coming years, thanks to a push from Governor Brian Sandoval to make the 2015 78th Legislative session…

Mass Incarceration Wreaks Havoc on Children and CommunitiesRead More


May 4th, 2016 -

by Megan K. Rauch- An estimated 55,000 children in Nevada—and more than five million children nationwide—are suffering from the instability and trauma caused by having an incarcerated parent, according to a new study from The Annie F. Casey Foundation. The report, “A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities,” says…

Nonpartisan Voters Growing in Numbers, Struggling for Political EquityRead More

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April 11th, 2016 -

While news about national politics and the 2016 election has focused on the increasing polarization within and between the Democratic and Republican parties, another electoral force has been steadily but quietly growing:  nonpartisan or independent voters. Nationally, independents have been on the rise fairly steadily since the early 1960s. Since 2008, more voters have identified…

Nevada Ranks Near Last for Well-Being of WomenRead More


March 23rd, 2016 -

While substantial progress has occurred in the U.S. on women’s issues in recent years, some states are doing better than others – and according to one new study, Nevada is doing worst of all in a number of areas. WalletHub recently compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 15 key metrics related to…

A Tale of Two DistrictsRead More


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


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;…

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