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On June 8, 2017, Governor Brian Sandoval wielded his veto pen 15 times, denying legislation passed by the legislature on issues ranging from wages to health care to renewable energy. But the legislature gaveled out of session on June 4,...
Payday loans: They’re there when we need them. But how much do we really need them? The Nevada Legislature heard two bills this week that could be monumental in how the state regulates payday lenders. But first, these bills have...
Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson has introduced a bill that will implement the intent of a 2016 ballot initiative on background checks on private gun sales - including individual sales and gun shows. The initiative was narrowly approved by voters...
Emotional stories collided in the Nevada Senate chambers today, as that body approved SB143, a bill brought by Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson that will enact the background check ballot measure narrowly passed by voters in 2016. The measure would...
Governor Steve Sisolak says he has a budget surplus. And he intends to spend it. Sisolak told legislators in his first State of the State on January 16 that General Fund revenue in Nevada is expected to rise nearly 3...
The Reid Machine. The phrase is almost cinematic, evoking images of a tall, lanky, frail looking but improbably powerful gray haired man, lifting his staff, Gandalf-like, high above his head, decreeing, “Nevada shall be Democratic,” followed by a lightning strike...
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...
Earlier today, U.S. President Donald Trump made a brief visit to Las Vegas to thank first responders for their efforts following Sunday’s mass shooting. Despite renewed calls to pass legislation to prevent future mass shootings, Trump has refused to...
"It is very hard to learn when you can not breathe." That’s the message Green for All founder Van Jones had for Governor Brian Sandoval (R) last Saturday. He joined Chispa Nevada and over 100 grassroots community activists in...
Today, local children’s advocates released a new study that points to alarming inequities across our public infrastructure, including K-12 education. Though overall student achievement remains a major problem, it’s even more severe in communities of color. Why are students...

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