Sustaining economic growth by putting kids on the right path
Economists predict that Nevada will have massive job growth and Nevada’s population will boom in the years ahead. However, Nevada also has one of the highest poverty rates in the country, which threatens its economic growth, contributes to poor health outcomes and increased crime. To get to the root of these problems, our members in Nevada are advocating for policy solutions ranging from improved child care to stronger schools. In 2016, they encouraged state lawmakers to pass legislation that will promote quality and safety in child care settings, which will lead to healthier and more productive Nevada families.