Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz (R) came ready to rumble at last month’s Assembly Ways and Means Committee budget hearing for his office. So did Chris Daly from the Nevada State Education Association (NSEA). Daly produced a letter from...
In 2015, State Senator David Parks (D-Paradise) introduced a bill to ban licensed mental health professionals from practicing conversion therapy on LGBTQ youth. After its lurid death that legislative session, SB 201 is back this year. Will Nevada become...
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...
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...
Universal Health Services (UHS) bills itself as one of the “largest and most respected hospital management companies in the nation,” operating 240 acute care hospitals and behavioral health facilities worldwide. Now, UHS, which owns six acute care hospitals in Southern...
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...
After its dramatic debut in the Senate, “The People’s House” of the Nevada Legislature got its first crack at SJR 2 to ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Continuing the Nevada Women’s Week theme, the Assembly Legislative Operations...
Yesterday, two Nevada Legislature committees heard two critical health care bills. Not only will these bills protect women’s access to contraception regardless of what Congress does to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but they also aim to expand that...
Today, over 100 people gathered at the Masjid Ibrahim mosque in Northwest Las Vegas to make a statement of peace and unity. Amidst the recent wave of hate crimes and the Trump Administration’s continuing hostility to immigrant communities, Muslims...
Yesterday, the Senate Revenue and Economic Development Committee of the Nevada Legislature heard SB 147. This bill aims to offer up to a $2,500 tax credit to workers earning 85% or less of the median income. It’s not only...

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