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Nevada GOP sues state, wants to hold a 2024 presidential caucus

The Nevada GOP filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the state over a 2021 law dropping its presidential caucus and establishing a presidential primary in the state.


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988 crisis hotline program funding bill advances

Members of the state Senate voted unanimously last Thursday to pass a bill that would fully fund the state’s 988 Crisis Hotline program and address a gap in state law that could have substantially curtailed program funding.

Dyana Parks, second from the right, poses with guests at the Veteran Guest House in Reno on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. (Tim Lenard/The Nevada Independent).

A home away from home for veterans seeking medical care

Just across the street from the Reno Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, the Veterans Guest House opens its doors to anyone with military affiliation in town seeking treatment. CEO Sylvia Froslie said she likes being next to but independent from the VA. It affords them flexibility in who they can serve.

East front U.S. Capitol Nov. 16, 2018. (Humberto Sanchez/The Nevada Independent).

With U.S. nearing default, experts warn Nevada's economy could tank quickly

If the U.S. defaults on its debt, the Treasury will be unable to make payments, potentially ranging from retirees’ Social Security to servicemembers’ pay at Nellis or Creech Air Force bases. And the longer-term implications could be even more devastating, with a default likely triggering a downgrade of U.S. credit, a rise in costs and even a global recession powered by a weak dollar and job losses.

Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro and Assembly Speaker Steve Yeager address reporters during a joint press conference focused on major budget bills at the Legislature in Carson City on May 25, 2023. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)

Democrats, Lombardo trade threats amid budget stalemate

In the face of the governor’s veto threat, Democratic lawmakers quickly moved the five major bills used to implement the state budget through the Legislature, seeking to get a budget approved, a chief responsibility of the lawmaking body, just days before sine die.

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