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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...
Late Wednesday, news broke of Republicans filing a notice of intent to recall State Senator Joyce Woodhouse (D-Henderson). Within 48 hours, Republicans would announce intention to recall two other female Senators. Why? That’s the question on everyone’s mind as...
Yesterday, two Nevada Legislature committees heard two critical health care bills. Not only will these bills protect women’s access to contraception regardless of what Congress does to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but they also aim to expand that...
Last session, the Nevada Legislature passed SB 374 to punt the future of rooftop solar net metering to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The PUC then made a decision in December 2015 that resulted in a sharp downturn in...
Next week, Judge Neil Gorsuch will go before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearings. As President Donald Trump’s nominee, will he stand with Trump on the most critical constitutional issues facing America today? These Nevadans seek...
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...
In March 2016, Attorney General Adam Laxalt asked Nevada Gaming Control Board (GCB) Chair A.G. Burnett to intervene in a lawsuit between Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson and a former employee. Burnett, a registered Republican who was appointed...
After its dramatic debut in the Senate, “The People’s House” of the Nevada Legislature got its first crack at SJR 2 to ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Continuing the Nevada Women’s Week theme, the Assembly Legislative Operations...
During his final State of the State Address, Governor Brian Sandoval had a fascinating request for President Donald Trump. It’s one that could have all sorts of lasting implications for Nevada. What is his request, and why should you care...
In recent years, a key criminal justice reform initiative has taken hold throughout the nation. So what exactly is #BanTheBox? And why is the Nevada Legislature considering a bill to keep one question off job applications? Today, the Assembly Government...

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