UNLV alumni tell us why they took a chance on Nevada’s budding marijuana industry.
Daniel Waqar and Monica Moradkhan were selected as this commencement's featured speakers. Here's what they hope all Rebels will take away from their UNLV experiences.
The latest Case-Shiller Home Price Index says Las Vegas has enjoyed 24 percent increase in prices over 2012. But that may not all be good news. What if the city is facing another housing bubble? What if this is destined to collapse again after another flurry of speculation? When is the time to buy?
Not long after UNLV held a program called Game Change about “how Brookings Mountain West and the Lincy Institute are Reframing Policy in Southern Nevada,” I learned that the Tony Roma’s on East Sahara Avenue had closed.
Gerald Gardner, the governor’s chief of staff, told the Nevada Senate Finance Committee on June 2 that he “disagrees that there is disparity in the distribution of (highway) construction money (between Clark County and the rest of the state).” Rudy Malfabon, head of Nevada’s Department of Transportation, echoed this claim and submitted data that showed a rough parity based on taxes paid in the “state highway construction funds in the past five years.” These misleading statements suggest the appearance of equity in state road construction money, ignore huge disparities in highway maintenance funds and exclude massive expenditures of federal dollars.
Las Vegas City Manager Betsy Fretwell says Las Vegas has the potential to be a “sleeper city,” that is, one that surprises the rest of the country and the world with its innovation and industry.
Who keeps more of Southern Nevada’s federal tax money — Washington, D.C., or Carson City? Turns out it’s a toss-up. So how do we fix the problem? With D.C., we need to get in the game. With Carson City, we need to change the game.
Professor, Social Work
An expert in welfare policies and programs.
Professor of Political Science
An expert on American politics, campaigns and elections and public policy.
Professor, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
A national authority on urban growth, economic development, transportation and population dynamics.