Last night, President Donald Trump addressed his first joint session of Congress. He tried to explain his series of controversial executive actions. Trump also spoke about his budget proposal that calls for a massive hike in military spending and...
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...
Imagine a wealthy casino magnate decides that traffic is too much and he wants to helicopter into work.  Imagine that casino magnate asking the government for $5,000 a year to help defray costs, particularly since he isn’t personally using...
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,...
From 2009 to 2013, the Nevada Legislature made significant strides in advancing LGBTQ equality. Comprehensive domestic partnerships became law in 2009. Transgender inclusive nondiscrimination bills became law in 2011 and 2013, including a trans* inclusive workplace equality law in...
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...
Treasurer Dan Schwartz (R) came to Assembly Ways and Means to discuss his office. Normally, this is a sleepy affair in the Nevada Legislature. However, this Treasurer is pursuing implementation of the controversial education savings account (ESA) school voucher...
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...
The 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature has already proven to be a wild one… And we’re only on Week 2! Sometimes it’s difficult for many of us experienced hands to keep up with the action. What about regular...
The Nevada Legislature suddenly has two active minimum wage bills. One proposes an eventual raise to $12 an hour. Another aims for the magic $15 number that #FightFor15 activists have been agitating for. There’s likely more action to come. What’s...

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