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Guinn Center and University of Nevada, Reno Host a Discussion on Property Tax Reform


unr-knowledge-center-300x181-8186570-6837932The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities is partnering with faculty from the Department of Economics at the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business for a discussion on property tax reform.

This is Reno, Reno’s Online News & Events Source, is co-sponsoring this event.

The event is free and open to the public. It will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Frank & Joan Randall Rotunda located in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, 1664 N. Virginia St.

State and local governments are highly dependent on property tax revenue to meet budgetary needs, but many local governments are confronting shortfalls that could affect service delivery. The possibility of property tax reform thus has become a significant issue facing Nevada’s legislators in the 2017 session.

The property tax reform discussion features:

Robert Ebel, Ph.D.
Ebel authored the Silver State’s 1990 comprehensive tax study, “A Fiscal Agenda for Nevada.” In addition, Ebel is a consultant on intergovernmental fiscal relations, fiscal federalism, and state and local finance. He previously served as a senior fellow at joint Urban Institute/Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center.

Daphne Kenyon, Ph.D.
Kenyon serves as resident fellow in tax policy at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy where she has written several reports on property taxes. She is also project director for 2016 State-by-State Property Tax at a Glance, which gives a short explanation of the key features of the property tax in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Meredith Levine
Levine is the director of economic policy at the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities, a non-profit, bipartisan policy analysis and research center. Previously, she worked for the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and the Congressional Research Service.

Mehmet Tosun, Ph.D.
Tosun is the Barbara Smith Campbell Distinguished Professor of Nevada Tax Policy and the Department of Economics chair at the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business. He has written on public economics (public finance), economics of population and demography, political economy, and growth and regional economics.

The Guinn Center and University Department of Economics will release a Nevada property tax policy brief at the event, which will summarize key issues of Nevada’s property tax structure.

This event is supported by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation in honor of Barbara Smith Campbell.

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