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In a few days, the 79th Nevada Legislative Session will open. This session may prove to be quite pivotal, as Governor Brian Sandoval (R) looks to cement his legacy. The Democrats who are retaking control of the Legislature look...
Today, the Nevada Legislature advanced a key gun violence prevention bill. The Senate passed SB 115 to restrict guns in public libraries along a party line vote. This is the first bill to advance since voters approved the Question...
PODCAST AUDIO FEATURE: Voices and Sounds from Conservation Lobby Day About 150 Nevada residents filled the halls of the Nevada Legislature last week to lobby their representatives on issues related to climate change, renewable energy and outdoor recreation. Most of the participants arrived...
In 2015, State Senator David Parks (D-Paradise) introduced a bill to ban licensed mental health professionals from practicing conversion therapy on LGBTQ youth. After its lurid death that legislative session, SB 201 is back this year. Will Nevada become...
Today, a coalition of public education advocates gathered at the Nevada Legislature to deliver a message to the Governor and legislators: #PublicMoneyPublicSchools. Why are these education advocates so concerned about the ESA voucher program? And what is their end...
By Verna Mandez My future and the future of all Nevadans is bright, not only because we are the second sunniest state in the country, but also because we have the ability to harness all of that sunshine and use...
Last weekend, I rode with NARAL Nevada volunteers to Carson City. I witnessed them making their mark in the Nevada Legislature. What were they doing? And why did they decide to be up here? I woke up early Sunday morning to...
In 2017, Nevada became a key state for “The Resistance” to push back against Trump Administration policies, from immigrant rights to renewable energy and marijuana legalization. This week, we’ll be remembering the moments that made 2017 a year that...
There’s been plenty of talk about the sharp focus on criminal justice reform in the Nevada Legislature this session. Why does this matter? Why should our state spend any more time on criminal justice? And why has a bill...
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...

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