In The News: School of Public Policy and Leadership

Las Vegas Sun
May 10, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic woes have devastated the state labor market, particularly in tourism-reliant Southern Nevada. April 2020 marks the date Nevada’s unemployment rate hit an unprecedented 29.5%, highest in the nation at that time.

May 6, 2021

Baby fever has cooled off in the U.S., where the birth rate has dropped to its lowest level since 1979, according to a new report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with experts speculating that the economy, immigration rates and lacking pro-family policies are possible reasons.

The Concord Coalition
May 5, 2021

This week on Facing the Future, former Ambassador and New Hampshire Congressman Richard Swett gave me his thoughts on President Biden’s policy agenda. Then I took a virtual trip to Las Vegas with Concord Coalition National Field Director Phil Smith. We interviewed Jayce Farmer, a professor of public policy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who has conducted our budget exercise Principles and Priorities with his mid-career graduate students for the past three years.

The Nevada Independent
April 28, 2021

One of the few hopeful outcomes of the 2021 legislative session so far is the progress of AB395, proposed legislation that would place Nevada among the now-majority of states that have abolished the death penalty.

The Nevada Independent
April 23, 2021

Nine Nevada sheriffs from rural counties and Carson City have signed on to a letter blaming President Joe Biden’s policies for increased criminal activity related to illegal immigration and urging the Democratic president to embrace the border policies of the Trump administration, including resuming construction of the border wall.

April 23, 2021

Clark County officials hosted a "Know Your Rights" town hall Thursday night to address what rights Las Vegas area residents have if they are pulled over by police and immigrant rights for those approached by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
April 22, 2021

A group of local leaders is set to host a Know Your Rights Town Hall on Thursday, April 22, at Clark County Chambers, 500 Grand Central Parkway, providing details on restoration of voting rights, rights if stopped by law enforcement, and immigration rights.

April 22, 2021

Mass transit along Charleston Boulevard and light rail on Maryland Parkway are a winning pair in Las Vegas.

April 22, 2021

The plan to build a mass-transit system along Charleston Boulevard is a good idea, but Las Vegas’ transportation challenges need to be addressed on multiple fronts, an urban development expert says.

The 74
March 30, 2021

As the Los Angeles Unified School District prepares to reopen elementary schools for the first time in 13 months, recently released court documents show that while the district pushed for more instructional time for students earlier this year, the union successfully bargained for a reduced teacher workday—and a lot more of what it wanted.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 29, 2021

Southern Nevada nonprofits have been on the front lines over the last 12 months, providing much-needed resources and services, while highlighting the importance of their role in the community.

February 18, 2021

The panel series, “We Need To Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas,” will stream the sixth episode on Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m.