The importance of deadlines and single subjects
May 19th, 2019 - 2:00am
Anyone who has ever had to read through a complex bit of statute in an area of their own expertise has without a doubt said at some point, “What in the [redacted] were they thinking when they passed this [redacted] law?” And because this Legislature didn’t take its own deadlines – or the very good reasons they exist – seriously, it’s going to be worse than usual in the next two years.
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On second thought, maybe Barlow belongs at City Hall
A mother’s tomb and the fight for earned paid sick days
The right to vote is fundamental
Nevada ticket laws should prioritize consumers over corporations
It's time to see what the governor is made of
What education advocates can learn from prisons and criminals
May 12th, 2019 - 1:50am
I have spent a lot of time in this space in the last year criticizing various criminal justice system reform measures, from the merely philosophical to sloppy data presentations to counterproductive lawsuits aimed at spurring reforms to misplaced priorities to good ideas gone too far. But here’s the good news – I’ve had something to criticize.
Learning more about marijuana licensing process
How much should we spend on education?
We must improve foster care support systems
May 11th, 2019 - 1:45am
According to the latest report by the Administration for Children and Families, there were 442,995 children in foster care nationally in 2017. Of that total, more than half were children of color, and a third had ongoing health related issues ranging from developmental delays to serious mental and physical disabilities.
Support bill to stop predatory lending
May 10th, 2019 - 1:50am
SB201, a significant consumer protection measure to curtail abusive predatory payday and title loan lending, will be heard in Assembly Commerce & Labor Committee today. How does the measure help consumers? To understand the bill and how it affects the existing statutory scheme, let’s walk down memory lane.
Dental Therapy: Fact vs. Fiction
May 10th, 2019 - 1:45am
Senate Bill 366 is an important bill designed to address the oral health crisis in our state. Staggering rates of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer and dental related emergency room visits are prevalent in our state. Nearly the entire state of Nevada has been classified as a dental healthcare professional shortage area by the US Federal Government (HRSA), as well as the state of Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
Only licensed dentists should be able to practice dentistry
May 7th, 2019 - 1:45am
SB366 is moving through the legislative process and as a dentist and a father, I want to make sure our community knows how this could affect us. In short, a newly created Dental Therapist would be allowed to perform extractions and even administer nitrous oxide.
The time to increase regulatory oversight of Nevada’s marijuana industry is now
Death, politics and the separation of government power
Microchipping weirds me out, too, but banning goes too far
May 5th, 2019 - 1:45am
Should the government have the right to implant microchips in people? Should Amazon have the right to implant microchips in their employees? To get to the bottom of this question, lawmakers have heard from brothel ministers, transhumanists, public defenders, a magician, the ACLU and the Eagle Forum.
1 October survivors oppose bill to allow local governments to make own gun laws
May 3rd, 2019 - 1:45am
As a family that survived the events of 1 October, we respectfully disagree with Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (D-Las Vegas) that more gun laws — including giving cities and counties the ability to make their own firearms laws — would have stopped the October 1 shooting or another such tragedy.
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