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2-Minute Preview: More votes, renewable energy studies, more Clark County commissioners on deck
Riley Snyder
April 17th, 2019 - 2:10am
In addition to floor sessions, lawmakers are scheduled to hold hearings on bills raising penalties for firing a gun into an occupied building or vessel, increasing the number of Clark County commissioners and approving studies on renewable energy and electric vehicles.
Amodei not worried about primary challengers, invites anyone with ‘a better mousetrap’ to get in
Megan Messerly and Michelle Rindels
April 17th, 2019 - 2:05am
Rep. Mark Amodei reiterated his plans to run for re-election in 2020 on Tuesday, though he said the Republican primary for Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District would make the Democratic presidential primary “barely look like it’s just a little ice cream social.”
Rosen, Lee lead delegation first quarter fundraising
Humberto Sanchez
April 17th, 2019 - 2:00am
Sen. Jacky Rosen raised almost $550,000 between the beginning of the year and the end of March, the most raised by any member of the congressional delegation in the first quarter of the year. Rep. Susie Lee raised the second-highest total with nearly $450,000.
Education town hall shines light on daily struggles facing educators, students and parents
Jacob Solis and Jackie Valley
April 16th, 2019 - 2:30am
Large class sizes, not enough mental health workers, transportation headaches and inadequate funding emerged as some of the primary concerns among educators, students and parents who participated in a town hall-style discussion about Nevada’s K-12 education system on Saturday.
Advocates want to open up Nevada Promise Scholarship to undocumented students, who face big hurdles to aid
Michelle Rindels
April 16th, 2019 - 2:20am
The need-based Nevada Promise Scholarship requires students to fill out the FAFSA and seek out federal aid before the state funds kick in. That can be daunting for undocumented students who don’t have a Social Security number and don’t want to reveal too much information to a federal government that also has the power to enforce immigration laws against them.
2-Minute Preview: 100 bills slated for votes in Senate, Assembly
Michelle Rindels and Megan Messerly
April 16th, 2019 - 2:15am
Lawmakers have a long list of votes on their agenda Tuesday, including measures to freeze the growth of the Opportunity Scholarship and prevent police from detaining a person on an immigration hold unless there’s an underlying crime.
Swalwell touts millennial-centric policy plan during town hall at UNLV
Jackie Valley
April 16th, 2019 - 2:05am
California Rep. Eric Swalwell — one of the latest Democrats to enter the crowded presidential race — cast himself as a frustrated millennial ready to take on national matters such as student debt, health care and gun violence during a town hall Monday at UNLV.
NV Energy exceeds RPS requirement for 9th year, warns of possible noncompliance ahead of major solar projects
Riley Snyder
April 16th, 2019 - 2:00am
According to the utility’s 2018 Portfolio Standard Annual Report, NV Energy reported a 24.2 percent compliance with the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), well above the required 20 percent set in state law. The utility reported a 24 percent clean energy portfolio in 2017 and has met renewable standards set under state law over the last nine years.
Ford implements progressive, criminal justice reform-focused outline for attorney general's office
Riley Snyder
April 15th, 2019 - 2:05am
In a six-page internal memorandum, which was sent to staff of the attorney general’s office last week and shared with The Nevada Independent, Ford and his staff outlined a number of ambitious recommendations and policy goals aimed at addressing the premise that just locking people up isn’t working.
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