Posts Tagged: nevada

Public Policy Focus: Nevada’s Rainy Day Fund Needs Reform

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Publisher’s Note: In advance of the 2015 Nevada legislative session and in the interest of contributing to the state’s perennial tax-and-spend debate, Nevada by the Numbers is introducing a Public Policy Focus column this month. The intent is to spur and engage in an open, fact-based dialog on taxes, revenue, and related matters. Our inaugural… Read more »

Nevada Has Largest Share of Undocumented Immigrants

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The number of immigrants who are in Nevada illegally has declined, but Nevada still has the largest share of any state of unauthorized immigrants in its total population, according to a story in the Las Vegas Sun on a new report from the Pew Research Center. Findings: • 17.7% of Nevada K-12 students have at… Read more »

2014 Nevada Election by the Numbers

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Here at RCG Economics, we love numbers. Below are some from last night’s election at which to marvel: Governor Brian Sandoval was reelected with 70.49% of the vote. Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison beat Democrat Lucy Flores by 141,030 votes or a margin of 28.8%. Flores earned only 33.64% of the total vote. (Note: Because Hutchison… Read more »

HUD Says Nevada Had Largest Increase in Homeless People

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Twenty states have more homeless people in 2014 than they had last year, with Nevada experiencing the largest increase, according to an RJ story on a report released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Nevada saw an increase of 1,733 individuals, said the RJ story on the report. Southern Nevada saw a 28% increase… Read more »

Nevada Reports Increase in Taxable Sales

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The state’s taxable sales numbers in August continued a three-year trend of increases, according to data released by the Nevada Department of Taxation. Businesses across the state sold $4.09 billion in tangible goods in August, up 7.5% compared with August 2013’s $3.8 billion. Clark County’s improvement was even more marked: Retailers moved $3.02 billion in goods, up… Read more »

Nevada Ballot Question 3 Down by 15 Points in 8 News NOW Poll

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Question 3, aka The Education initiative, aka the margin tax, is looking like a loss for its proponents as Election Day nears, according to an 8 News NOW poll conducted by SurveyUSA. The survey shows “No” leads “Yes” 49% to 34%. Seventeen percent are undecided. The poll shows the measure trailing in all four regions of the… Read more »

Final Nevada Voter Registration Numbers for Election 2014

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More than 1.2 million Nevadans are registered as active voters for the November 4 general election following the close of the registration period on October 14, according to a press release from the Nevada Secretary of State. In all, 10,098 Nevadans registered to vote since the end of September 2014. Between October 1 and October 14, Democrats registered 2,466… Read more »

Same As It Ever Was, or Dems Have Five Point Lead in Nevada Voter Registration

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Numbers released by the Secretary of State’s Elections Division for September show Democrats have more than a five point advantage in statewide active voter registration. Democrats have 479,732 active voters which accounts for 39.9% of the statewide total. Republicans have 417,207 active voters which accounts for 34.7%. The difference is 62,525 voters or 5.2%. Notably, active voters registered as… Read more »

The State of Nevada’s Commercial Real Estate Market

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Will the opening of Downtown Summerlin dramatically change the commercial real estate market in Southern Nevada? Five senior industry executives said yes in a recent Business Press roundtable. Michael Newman, managing director of CBRE, pointed out that the market has seen about 1.5 million square feet of positive absorption over the past three years and that… Read more »

Median Home Prices Up But Total Home Sales Down in Southern Nevada

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The median price of homes sold last month in Southern Nevada increased slightly, though fewer homes are selling each month, according to numbers released today by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR). GLVAR reported the median price of single-family homes sold through its Multiple Listing Service (MLS) during September was $202,500, up 1.3% from… Read more »