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By Rosa Mendoza Las Vegas, the “Gambling Mecca of the World,” became my home when I was still crawling in cloth diapers. Back then, as the sole state with legalized gambling, Nevada had no competition. This was great for Las...
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...
While this is Women’s Week in the Nevada Legislature, we’re also seeing movement on LGBTQ civil rights. The Senate passed a bill yesterday to ease the name change process for transgender Nevadans. And today, the Assembly passed a foster...
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...
The Nevada Legislature is historic… Wait, scratch that. It’s HERstoric for several reasons, including the fact that 40% of legislators are women this session. With feminists increasingly concerned about the Trump Administration’s lack of commitment to advancing civil rights,...
Budgets: We all have them. For the State of Nevada, it’s over $8 billion. That is a large number, but it may not be as large as you think. The Trump Administration is considering actions that could result in less...
$12 billion: That seems like a large sum of money. Yet look at all the programs stuffed in Governor Brian Sandoval’s (R) proposed health care budget. Medicaid. Mental health services. Nevada Check-up. The list goes on. Is his budget stretched...
The Senate and Assembly judiciary committees came together Monday morning to hear testimony on AB291, the long awaited bill from Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (pronounced HOW-de-gee, with a hard g) that would ban “any semiautomatic firearm that has been modified...
Payday loans: They’re there when we need them. But how much do we really need them? The Nevada Legislature heard two bills this week that could be monumental in how the state regulates payday lenders. But first, these bills have...
Equal pay for equal work. What could possibly be controversial about this? The AB 178 hearing turned out to be quite feisty in the Nevada Legislature. Why? What’s at stake with this workplace discrimination bill? "Everyone deserves equality in the workplace...

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