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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…

Guest Blog: Union Fights Decertification Effort Aided by National Anti-Labor Group

Universal Health Services (UHS) bills itself as one of the “largest and most respected hospital management companies in the nation,” operating 240 acute care hospitals and behavioral health facilities worldwide. Now, UHS, which owns six acute care hospitals in Southern Nevada, is benefiting from the efforts of a national anti-union group working to eliminate SEIU Nevada as the bargaining representative for hundreds of employees at Valley and Desert Springs, UHS’ only unionized acute care hospitals. (more…)

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…)