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Public Lands Advocates Greet Ryan Zinke in Tahoe, Urge Trump Administration to Leave National Monuments Alone

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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke flew to Northern Nevada today to address a private event for Rule of Law Defense Fund, a right-wing group with

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Dean Heller Announces Opposition to Senate Trumpcare Bill Alongside Brian Sandoval

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Today in Governor Brian Sandoval’s (R) Las Vegas office, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R) gave the answer Nevadans have been awaiting for nearly three months:

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SEIU Nevada and Progressive Activists Demand Dean Heller Turn Against Trumpcare

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SEIU members and local progressive activists visited University Medical Center (UMC) in Las Vegas today to urge U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R) to vote against

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Scow Resigns from Clark County Commission

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Change was already in the air at Clark County, as two Commissioners will be termed out of office next year and another is contemplating a

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Public Lands Advocates Greet Ryan Zinke in Tahoe, Urge Trump Administration to Leave National Monuments Alone

Dean Heller Announces Opposition to Senate Trumpcare Bill Alongside Brian Sandoval

SEIU Nevada and Progressive Activists Demand Dean Heller Turn Against Trumpcare

Scow Resigns from Clark County Commission

Five Ways Progressives Won the 2017 Legislative Session

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The Meaning Behind Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson’s Opening Remarks

Typically when the Nevada Legislature opens for regular session, the day is full of pomp and circumstance and not much else. But when the 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature opened in Carson City today, Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson didn’t just open “The People’s House” for business. He reminded Nevada of the unique opportunity our state has in setting an example for the rest of the nation, and he signaled that Nevada’s legislators are prepared for the challenges ahead in this…

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Yes, We Still Can? The new reality of the Trump Administration

As we conclude Week 2 of the Trump Administration, here’s a look back at how Donald Trump’s Presidency began… And how Nevadans reacted to it. Yes, it happened. On Friday, January 20th, Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States. The following day, at least 3.2 million Americans marched in protest of the Trump Administration–including at least 20,000 here in Nevada. What was that about? And how will the nation proceed with this new Commander-in-Chief? Below the…

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Guest Blog: Another Home Care Agency Misuses Taxpayer Money, Denies Overtime to Workers

Photo provided by Dana Gentry at SEIU Nevada   (Originally posted by Dana Gentry at SEIU Nevada’s blog.) Another Las Vegas home care agency is refusing to pay overtime to employees who work more than 40 hours a week. Earlier this month we told you about two home care agencies with common ownership that illegally avoid paying overtime by splitting hours between the two companies. Now, paycheck stubs from Angels Home Healthcare reveal one employee, who worked 42 hours a…

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Governor Sandoval’s Final State of the State Address, Setting the Stage for Legislative Session

During his final State of the State Address, Governor Brian Sandoval (R) announced his proposed $8.1 billion budget for the next biennium (or two years). That’s $200 million more than the last Economic Forum forecast, but that’s also $400 million below the original $8.5 billion requested by state agencies. Sandoval called for increased investment throughout the public sector, but how will he make it work? Below the fold, we’ll explore how he might get all his numbers to add up……

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