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Lawmakers scrambled this week to get their bill proposals in by last Monday's deadline, and the Nevada Forward has been culling through the bills that have been posted to NELIS - the legislature's bill tracking system. Here are highlights from...
Last month, Nevada Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty surprised some with his rant on traffic tickets during a pre-session budget hearing. He reiterated this concern at another budget hearing in the Nevada Legislature this week. What’s the matter with...
Last week, Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky announced his June 2018 retirement. As CCSD is navigating major changes in public education, including its own reorganization, we speak with experts on what lies ahead for the district....
Progressive activists from across the Silver State descended upon the Nevada Legislature Sunday and Monday for Grassroots Lobby Days. What is Grassroots Lobby Days? And how does this event actually influence the Legislature’s “sausage-making process”? I rode along with a...
In a remarkable turnaround from last session, this year’s Nevada Legislature has been passing a host of civil rights bills. Several of these aim to cement in place or expand LGBTQ civil rights in Nevada. Today, the Legislature passed...
This week featured a hearing on another of the renewable energy bills moving through the Nevada Legislature this session. If passed and enacted, AB 206 will raise Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 50% by 2030 and 80% by...
Today, State Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford (D-Spring Valley) presented SB 90 to set up a pilot program to refinance student loans. This was expected to be one of the marquis “Nevada Blueprint” bills this session. Even as Ford...
As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on its version of the Trump Tax Plan, progressive activists and community leaders gathered outside the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas to send one final message to Senator Dean Heller...
In 2015, the Nevada Legislature waded into the fight over the future of America’s public lands… And tended to side with forces who want many of these lands privatized. But this time, after then President Barack Obama declared Basin...
Another day, another deadline… Except that this was no ordinary deadline. Due to the constrained schedule of the Nevada Legislature, the vast majority of bills needed to pass their first house Tuesday to live another day. So which bills...

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