by Ron Knecht

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May 15, 2013
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Equity in NSHE State Tax Funding

Some legislators and pundits claim that state funding for education and other matters is inequitable, with Clark County paying more than its fair share, even though it controls 71 percent of the legislative seats. As a regent, I offer the following key higher education spending equity facts. University of Nevada Reno vs. University of Nevada Las Vegas: General plus intercollegiate athletics: In 1994-2013, UNLV’s per-student state general tax spending, including athletics, grew much faster (55 percent) than UNR’s (29 percent). UNLV’s funding was cut much less in the Great Recession, and has reached effective parity with UNR’s. Taxpayer spending per …

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