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Indy Video: Where Nevada gets $8.8 billion for its budget
Joey Lovato and Michelle Rindels
January 14th, 2019 - 2:05am
Reporter Michelle Rindels breaks down Nevada's different sources of revenue, including which taxes make the biggest splash and how much they are expected to bring the state in coming years. We also take a look at where the state may spend that money, based on recommendations from Sandoval.
Cortez Masto uses apolitical, no-nonsense style to search for rare common ground on rural issues
Daniel Rothberg
January 13th, 2019 - 2:10am
One week before a key midterm election, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who less than one month later would be named to lead the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, was not out to stump on the campaign trail. Instead, she urged collaboration during constituent work down I-80 and U.S.-95, stopping in rural communities along the way.
Insurers, providers inch closer to compromise on surprise emergency room bills
Megan Messerly
January 13th, 2019 - 2:00am
The greatest fear Americans have when it comes to affording the costs of their medical care? Surprise medical bills.
Indy DC Download: Federal government shutdown now the longest in history
Humberto Sanchez
January 12th, 2019 - 2:00am
House Democrats passed a series of bills to reopen agencies affected by what is now the longest government shutdown in American history as federal workers in Nevada begin to feel the brunt of the impasse over funding President Donald Trump’s border wall.
Jara takes aim at school district's problems and state's funding formula during inaugural address
Jackie Valley
January 11th, 2019 - 11:13am
Clark County Superintendent Jesus Jara on Friday delivered a raw critique of the school district he inherited seven months ago, identifying a laundry list of problems related to student achievement, business operations and funding.
Group reviewing Nevada criminal justice system advances 25 recommendations that could save state $640 million in prison costs
Michelle Rindels
January 11th, 2019 - 9:00am
The review, conducted over the last six months by the Boston-based Crime and Justice Institute in collaboration with state leaders on the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice, comes in response to Nevada’s prison population growing almost 700 percent since 1980, while the general population has grown about 250 percent over that period.
Top Sandoval aide Mike Willden reflects on his front-row seat to four decades of changes in Nevada health and welfare
Michelle Rindels and Riley Snyder
January 11th, 2019 - 2:10am
His career spans time as a 17-year-old self-described “lawnmower boy” at a girls’ correctional facility to stints as a welfare caseworker in some of Las Vegas’ most distressed neighborhoods to head of the state’s Health and Human Services department under three different governors. He’s seen the state through seismic changes in welfare policy and a vast expansion of Medicaid.
Groundhog Day in new Congress: Yucca push coming
Humberto Sanchez
January 11th, 2019 - 2:05am
Illinois Republican John Shimkus, the House’s chief proponent of building a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, will continue to look for an opportunity to advance the project, but he believes the locus of the fight is now in the GOP-controlled Senate.
Reid stands by his description of Trump as 'amoral,' offers sunnier view of Romney
Jackie Valley
January 10th, 2019 - 11:54am
Former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid doubled down on his recent comments calling President Donald Trump amoral, a term he said describes someone immune to feeling guilt, during an interview Thursday morning on KNPR.