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...
Last month, Nevada Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty surprised some with his rant on traffic tickets during a pre-session budget hearing. He reiterated this concern at another budget hearing in the Nevada Legislature this week. What’s the matter with...
Vote Solar applauded legislative proposals to revive Nevada’s solar workforce and expand consumer energy choice in 2017. The announcement comes as the Solar Foundation released its annual jobs census finding that solar jobs grew by double digits nationally in...
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...
I noticed one Victor Joecks, who now happens to have a Las Vegas Review-Journal column, complaining about a bill in the Nevada Legislature to repeal the “Pink Tax”, or the surtax the State of Nevada charges on feminine hygiene...

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