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“It’s Not Going to Work Now”: Titus Condemns House Passage of Trump Tax Plan

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One day after the U.S. House passed its version of the Trump Tax Plan, Rep. Dina Titus (D-Las Vegas) returned to Nevada and appeared at

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Nevadans Visit Dean Heller’s Las Vegas Office, Demand He Oppose Cuts to Safety Net Programs

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On Tuesday, a group of concerned retirees visited Senator Dean Heller’s (R) Las Vegas office to register their opposition to the tax plan President Donald

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House Passes Its Version of Trump Tax Plan, But Senate Version Is in Doubt

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Today, the House of Representatives passed its version of the Trump Tax Plan, mostly along party lines. With the House vote, President Donald Trump is

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Green Valley Ranch Casino Workers Vote to Join Culinary Union

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For seven years, Station Casinos has waged war against the Culinary Union and its efforts to unionize various properties. But last night, Green Valley Ranch

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Republicans Continue to Tweak Trump’s Tax Plan. It Still Benefits the Richest Americans the Most.

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Yesterday, Senate Republicans began to unveil their version of the tax plan President Donald Trump wants to sign into law by the end of the year.

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“It’s Not Going to Work Now”: Titus Condemns House Passage of Trump Tax Plan

Nevadans Visit Dean Heller’s Las Vegas Office, Demand He Oppose Cuts to Safety Net Programs

Trump Tax Plan, Congress

House Passes Its Version of Trump Tax Plan, But Senate Version Is in Doubt

Green Valley Ranch Casino Workers Vote to Join Culinary Union

Mitch McConnell, Trump Tax Plan

Republicans Continue to Tweak Trump’s Tax Plan. It Still Benefits the Richest Americans the Most.

Sernator Lamar Alexander has joined Senator Patty Murray to propose a bipartisan health care stabilization bill.
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After Trump Moves to Sabotage Health Care Law, U.S. Senate Reopens Door to Bipartisan Health Care Fix

Less than a week ago, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to undermine the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA, or Obamacare) health insurance exchanges. He then followed that up with a decision to end the cost sharing reduction reimbursements that keep insurance costs low on the exchange. Yesterday, Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) and Patty Murray (D-Washington) announced a tentative deal to resume cost sharing reduction (CSR) payments. What might this mean for Nevada consumers? We hear from the experts on…

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How Can Nevada Succeed? A Conversation with Nevada Succeeds President Brent Husson on Public Education

How do we improve public education in Nevada? As the President of Nevada Succeeds, Brent Husson works on answering this question every day. We spoke with Husson recently about how he and his organization approach this and other critical questions on education policy, and tackle the most difficult questions surrounding education funding. (more…)

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Trumpcare by Fiat: How Trump Is Trying to Derail the Health Care Law (and How Congress Can Stop Him)

This month, President Donald Trump has been rolling out a series of executive orders pertaining to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. This law was an act of Congress that then President Barack Obama signed into law in 2010. Yet instead of respecting the law, Trump continues to sabotage the law with these executive actions that are designed to destroy America’s health care system. Can Trump get away with it? That may ultimately depend upon whether Senator Dean Heller (R)…

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Change Makers: BBS Counseling’s Margarita Romano on Caring for Survivors After the Las Vegas Shooting

Since the Las Vegas Shooting, Nevadans have been stepping up to help victims and their loved ones in need. In a quiet office park near UNLV, BBS Counseling is providing critical mental health care services to survivors… Including Spanish speaking survivors in need of counseling. We spoke with a BBS counselor this week about what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, and what lies ahead for them and the survivors. (more…)

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After Shooting, Gun Safety Advocates File Class Action Suit Against “Bump Stock” Manufacturers

Today the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Las Vegas based Eglet Prince law firm announced their class action lawsuit against Slide Fire, the company that manufactures the “bump stock” device that was used in last week’s Mandalay Bay Shooting. The suit names other “bump stock” manufacturers as defendants, as well. They produce a device that had been considered a legal loophole to convert semi-automatic assault weapons into fully automatic weapons. This lawsuit will test the legal limits…

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