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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...
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...
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...
Last night, the Attorney General and the Gaming Control Board Chair were called before the Nevada Legislature to answer for their ethics issues. The money committees normally don’t attract this level of media attention and public interest. This time...
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...
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...
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...
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...
During his final State of the State Address, Governor Brian Sandoval (R) announced his proposed $8.1 billion budget for the next biennium (or two years). That’s $200 million more than the last Economic Forum forecast, but that’s also $400...
For months, members of the Nevada Legislature have been trying to figure out how to balance the state budget. Today, they moved several steps closer to their final goal… And they didn’t really have to do anything. What happened...

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