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Indy Environment: A Walker water call, 2020 begins, Zinke moves on and Nevada is drought-free
Daniel Rothberg
April 18th, 2019 - 2:00am
This week's edition of the Indy Environment newsletter looks at water issues in the Walker Basin, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's plan to ban oil drilling on federal public land, and a new Nevada-based role for former Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
Lawmakers pass bills decriminalizing abortion, eschewing Electoral College, boosting renewable energy goals
Michelle Rindels, Megan Messerly and Riley Snyder
April 17th, 2019 - 2:20am
In total, lawmakers approved 85 bills — 34 in the Senate and 51 in the Assembly — forwarding them onto the other house for consideration. All bills not exempt or waived from deadlines must pass out of their house of origin by April 23.
After 100 days in office, Sisolak's campaign priorities continue to move through Legislature
Riley Snyder
April 17th, 2019 - 2:15am
Although only two bills have been signed by Sisolak in the first 72 days of the legislative session, many of his top priorities — raising the minimum wage, allowing state workers to collectively bargain and revamping the state’s K-12 funding formula — are all still working through the legislative process.
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.
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