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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...
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...
Renewable energy advocates and climate activists were horrified by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission’s December 2015 rooftop solar decision. Over a year later, that PUC decision may be reversed… And then some. Late in 2015, the PUC ended the state’s...
Remember the “pink tax”? This refers to the inequity women face in pricing of consumer products. The most notorious “pink tax” is the sales tax charged on feminine hygiene products. Two bills in the Nevada Legislature offer Silver State women...
Seeing encroaching development as a threat to the integrity of Nevada’s National Conservation Areas (NCA’s), Assembly Member Steve Yeager introduced AB 277. After several weeks of negotiations, the Assembly passed AB 277 30-12 earlier this month. Today/Yesterday, AB 277...
On Saturday, several hundred protesters descended upon UNLV to demand action on climate change. The UNLV People’s Climate March was one of over 300 climate marches happening across the nation. Why was this happening? What were the protesters marching...
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 run for statewide office. When Mary Beth Scow announced her resignation from the Clark...
Now that Congress is back from Thanksgiving break, it’s time for them to get back to work. While Republican leaders are pushing to pass some version of the Trump Tax Plan by the end of the year, there are...
After much talk, it’s time for action in the Nevada Legislature. As the session nears its halfway point, several key renewable energy and climate action bills got their full committee hearings. How did that go? Let’s just say the...
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...

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