Nevada Legislature

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Two Contraception Bills Kick Off #nvwomensweek in the Nevada Legislature

Yesterday, two Nevada Legislature committees heard two critical health care bills. Not only will these bills protect women’s access to contraception regardless of what Congress does to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but they also aim to expand that access. These hearings kicked off Nevada Women’s Week, during which the Legislature will likely move forward several women’s rights bills. (more…)

Opinion: ESA Vouchers Are Not the Solution for Nevada’s Schools

Imagine a wealthy casino magnate decides that traffic is too much and he wants to helicopter into work.  Imagine that casino magnate asking the government for $5,000 a year to help defray costs, particularly since he isn’t personally using the roads that need repair. Imagine a celebrity performer decides that she needs greater protection so she hires her own security detail. Imagine that celebrity performing asking the government for $5,000 a year to help defray costs, particularly since this reduces…

The State of Women’s Rights in #NVLeg: A Conversation with Nicole Cannizzaro

The Nevada Legislature is historic… Wait, scratch that. It’s HERstoric for several reasons, including the fact that 40% of legislators are women this session. With feminists increasingly concerned about the Trump Administration’s lack of commitment to advancing civil rights, can they make change happen at the state level? I spoke with a legislator who’s already making waves on the equality front. (more…)

LGBTQ Civil Rights in #NVLeg, a Conversation with Nelson Araujo

From 2009 to 2013, the Nevada Legislature made significant strides in advancing LGBTQ equality. Comprehensive domestic partnerships became law in 2009. Transgender inclusive nondiscrimination bills became law in 2011 and 2013, including a trans* inclusive workplace equality law in 2011. But in the 2015 session, LGBTQ civil rights activists were instead on the defense. So what can civil rights activists expect this session? (more…)