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Who’s Vouching for What? How Does the ESA Voucher Program Work?

Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz (R) came ready to rumble at last month’s Assembly Ways and Means Committee budget hearing for his office. So did Chris Daly from the Nevada State Education Association (NSEA). Daly produced a letter from the Henderson International School that suggest the private school was in contact with the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) and the Treasurer’s Office as they encourage people to use fraudulent information in applying for ESA vouchers. What was that about? And…

Three LGBTQ Civil Rights Bills Advance in Nevada Legislature

While this is Women’s Week in the Nevada Legislature, we’re also seeing movement on LGBTQ civil rights. The Senate passed a bill yesterday to ease the name change process for transgender Nevadans. And today, the Assembly passed a foster care bill and a constitutional amendment to protect Nevada’s marriage equality. Which bill passed unanimously, and which two mostly passed along party lines? (more…)

Adam Laxalt’s a No-show for #NVLeg Budget Hearing

Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R) had been scheduled to appear at the Nevada Legislature today for a joint money committee hearing. This was supposed to be a normal run-through of the Attorney General’s Office budget accounts. Laxalt himself failed to appear. And in light of the controversies swirling through his office, his no-show only raised more questions on what he’s doing with his power. (more…)