On Tuesday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) announced the latest version of Trumpcare would not get a floor vote this week. The next day, Nevadans voiced their frustration over Senator Dean Heller (R) cosponsoring this Trumpcare bill...
“We’ve come a long way, baby… But we’re not all the way.” That’s how Former State Senator Helen Foley (D) described the progress of women’s rights in Nevada up until now. She testified in support of SJR 2 in...
Education first: It’s technically the law here in Nevada. Legislators must approve the K-12 public education budget before deciding anything else in the overall final budget. Does that actually have an effect on how much funding goes into classrooms?...
On Labor Day, hundreds of economic justice activists took to the Las Vegas Strip to demand fair wages and workers’ rights. They were joined by Members of Congress, local elected officials, and other progressive activists on a warm Monday...
This Saturday, the State of Nevada will begin allowing sales of recreational marijuana. After voters passed Question 2 to legalize it, the state moved quickly to put the regulatory and tax infrastructure in place. But in the eleventh hour,...
Last week, Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky announced his June 2018 retirement. As CCSD is navigating major changes in public education, including its own reorganization, we speak with experts on what lies ahead for the district....
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...
Editorial In February of 2016, the Reno Gazette Journal published a riveting series by their then government watchdog correspondent Anjeanette Damon. The series, detailing deplorable conditions in group homes for the mentally ill, caught the eyes of legislators, who passed a...
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...
"It is very hard to learn when you can not breathe." That’s the message Green for All founder Van Jones had for Governor Brian Sandoval (R) last Saturday. He joined Chispa Nevada and over 100 grassroots community activists in...

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