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Opinion: Congress Wants to Cut Food Stamps After Giving 1% a Big Tax Break

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Last year, Republicans blew a massive hole in the federal budget with their $1.5 trillion tax giveaway to big corporations. These corporations include the big

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Youth are Showing Extraordinary Leadership on Climate in the Courts

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You have heard of the Parkland students who are leading the #NeverAgain movement against gun violence. As we approach Earth Day this weekend, it's important

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TAX DAY: New Report Reveals How Trump’s Tax Giveaway Impacts Nevada

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Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress, such as Nevada Senator Dean Heller, have made a lot of promises about their $1.5 trillion tax giveaway

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BLOG: Why March for Science?

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This Saturday's march is more than just a fun way to celebrate science. How many times per day does the average American rely on science?

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OPINION: Janus v. AFSCME threatens the strength of unions

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  Don’t be fooled by anti-union rhetoric On one side of the pathway leading up to the U.S. Supreme Court, people wave signs that say

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Opinion: Congress Wants to Cut Food Stamps After Giving 1% a Big Tax Break

Youth are Showing Extraordinary Leadership on Climate in the Courts

TAX DAY: New Report Reveals How Trump’s Tax Giveaway Impacts Nevada

BLOG: Why March for Science?

OPINION: Janus v. AFSCME threatens the strength of unions

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Social Justice

Can “Foreclosure Machine” Steven Mnuchin Drain the Swamp?

When President Donald Trump named Steven Mnuchin as his pick for U.S. Treasury Secretary, some of Trump’s own voters were surprised. After all, he promised to #DrainTheSwamp by ridding the #RiggedSystem with Wall Street corruption. He even specifically campaigned against Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs. So why did Trump turn to Goldman Sachs alum Mnuchin shortly after his surprise election victory? Below the fold, I’ll introduce you to a pair of Nevada Trump voters who have personal experience with the…

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Calm Amidst the Storms: Notes on the Resistance During the Second Week of Trump

This week has been quite momentous, to say the least. Following the previous weekend’s uproar over President Donald Trump’s “Don’t Call It a #MuslimBan,”the mood in D.C. quickly soured as Congressional Republicans aimed to confirm more of Trump’s Cabinet picks. And as soon as news broke of Trump nominating Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat that Senate Republicans left vacant all last year by refusing to confirm Merrick Garland, then President Barack Obama’s nominee, Senate Democrats were seething.…

Nevada Legislature

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…

Social Justice

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…

Guest Blogs

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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