In The News: Lee Business School
While UNLV's student loan debt is among the lowest in the western United States, Senator Bernie Sanders' ambitious proposal to erase it from the books altogether is intriguing to some students.
There is a lot of talk about free college tuition and wiping out student loan debt, especially after Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Monday that he wants to erase more than $1 trillion in student loan debt.
If you take a drive through Southern Nevada, the scars of the Great Recession aren't so obvious anymore. Where stalled projects once stood, new homes are sprouting from the ground. In the tourist corridor, several under-construction projects are changing the Strip's landscape. And plazas with new eateries and shops are welcoming customers across the Las Vegas Valley.
Nevada is becoming older and more diverse as the state grows, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Even with Gov. Steve Sisolak signing legislation to increase the minimum wage and mandate that certain businesses provide paid sick leave, workers’ rights activists say the fight to improve the economic well-being of Nevadans is far from over.
How’s the economy doing? Better than you might expect, and worse than you might have hoped, according to the National Association of Business Economics.
Clark County would generate $108 million yearly if the commission imposed a quarter-cent sales tax to fund education and social services, as authorized by a new state law, county spokesman Erik Pappa said.
More than half of the respondents said that “the biggest downside risk is the increase in trade policy and protectionism.” This is probably the most difficult issue at the moment, and the main reason why growth may collapse before the end of next year.
How’s the economy doing?
Better than you might expect, and worse than you might have hoped, according to the National Association of Business Economics.
As state legislators consider a bill to raise the minimum wage, economists, activists and low-wage workers have found themselves wondering if the legislation goes far enough, and if Nevada Democrats are blowing their opportunity to help working families.
After 15 years of intense case competition and finishing as the runner-up twice, UNLV’s American Marketing Association won first place — and $3,000 — in the collegiate case competition in New Orleans during the AMA International Collegiate Conference.
When New York moved in 2015 to boost its minimum wage to $15 an hour, then-Vice President Joe Biden stopped by a labor rally in Manhattan to celebrate.