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Lawmakers, top officials continued raising campaign cash in two months post-election
Riley Snyder, Megan Messerly and Jacob Solis
January 16th, 2019 - 2:10am
Even state lawmakers and elected office-holders who won’t be back on the ballot for two more years at the earliest continued to bring in large campaign contributions in the last two months of 2018, according to campaign finance reports required to be filed with the secretary of state on Tuesday. The reports span Nov. 2 to Dec. 31.
IndyMatters: Brad Crowell, the governor's natural resources aide, expects policy shifts on climate change, water
Daniel Rothberg
January 16th, 2019 - 2:05am
When it comes to natural resource policy, expect to be hearing more about climate change under Gov. Steve Sisolak’s administration, Brad Crowell, the governor’s top adviser on public lands, water and wildfire, said during a recent episode of the IndyMatters podcast.
Freshman Orientation: Democratic Assemblywoman Selena Torres
Luz Gray
January 16th, 2019 - 2:00am
A new cycle in Silver State politics begins next month — the legislative session kicks off not only with the first Democratic governor in Nevada in 20 years, but also with a new crop of freshmen in a state Legislature that is majority female for the first time in American history.
After House sanctions over sexual misconduct allegations, Kihuen launches Las Vegas council bid
Megan Messerly, Riley Snyder and Michelle Rindels
January 15th, 2019 - 5:20pm
Former Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen, who was formally censured by House Ethics officials over credible accusations of sexual misconduct by multiple women, announced on Tuesday that he is running for Las Vegas City Council.
Clark County teachers' union plans to spend big on ads during legislative session
Jackie Valley
January 15th, 2019 - 1:07pm
A Clark County Education Association-backed campaign will be spending millions on social media and television ads during the upcoming legislative session — a bid to pressure lawmakers into additional education funding.
Rosen helps lead Senate effort to protect pre-existing conditions
Humberto Sanchez
January 15th, 2019 - 12:18pm
Sen. Jacky Rosen is teaming up with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin to have Senate lawyers represent the chamber in a lawsuit in Texas that could result in the loss of protections requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Prolonged shutdown could threaten food stamps for nearly half a million Nevadans
Riley Snyder
January 15th, 2019 - 2:05am
The next federal program to feel the shutdown squeeze may be the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP, which provides assistance to roughly 14 percent of the state’s population.
Reno moves forward on resolution prohibiting subminimum wage for disabled contract workers
Daniel Rothberg
January 15th, 2019 - 2:00am
In a largely symbolic move, the Reno City Council unanimously moved forward on a resolution last week to prohibit the use of subminimum wage in city contracts, a practice that allows employers to pay disabled workers a lower training wage -- in some cases pennies per hour.
Sisolak picks Reno Councilman David Bobzien to run Office of Energy
Daniel Rothberg
January 15th, 2019 - 7:29am
Gov. Steve Sisolak plans to announce Tuesday morning that Reno City Councilman David Bobzien will lead the Governor’s Office of Energy, placing the former assemblyman in an important position ahead of a legislative session that is likely to see a slew of pro-renewable bills.