Election 2020

As Republicans eye Nevada, the state’s battleground status may come down to one man: Joe Biden

November 10th, 2019 - 2:00am
With less than a year to go until the presidential election, Nevada Republicans are hosting trainings and reactivating their volunteer army. National Republicans have promised to invest in the state no matter what. But to what extent Nevada is actually in play in 2020 will likely come down to who wins the Democratic presidential nomination.
Election 2020 | Elections | State Government

Page, Hayes seats on Board of Regents will be open

November 5th, 2019 - 2:00am
Clark County Regents Kevin Page and Trevor Hayes have said that they will not run next year for re-election to the NSHE Board of Regents, which has jurisdiction over eight Nevada colleges and universities and more than 107,000 enrolled students. Regent Sam Lieberman confirmed over the phone on Friday that he will run for re-election. Washoe County Regent Rick Trachok said on Thursday that he was undecided.
Election 2020 | State Government

Ballot question filed to create independent redistricting commission, place limits on gerrymandering

November 4th, 2019 - 4:00pm
In an interview, Cosgrove said that she and her organization believed that moving the power to redistrict to a bipartisan board and out of the hands of the Legislature — a powerful tool that influences political balance for a decade — would ultimately be a more stable system, avoid potential future litigation over gerrymandering and give more people a reason to cast a ballot.
Election 2020

Poll: Biden holds significant lead over Warren, Sanders in Nevada; top issue is electing someone who can beat Trump

November 4th, 2019 - 1:00pm
Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a 10 point lead over Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders among likely Democratic presidential caucusgoers in Nevada, buoyed by an intense focus on electing a candidate who can beat President Donald Trump, according to a new poll by The Nevada Independent released Monday.
Election 2020 | Health Care

Presidential hopefuls cite labor in opposition to Medicare for all, but what do Nevada’s unions want?

October 27th, 2019 - 2:00am
The Culinary Health Center lies within an unremarkable building on an unremarkable block in East Las Vegas. But the clinic’s beige exterior belies its well-appointed interior — a granite, concierge-style reception desk where patients are greeted, tiled columns, wood paneled ceilings, modern globe light fixtures and wall decorations shimmering with gold-colored threads. If Culinary workers spend their days laboring in some of the most glitzy casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, their union wanted them to have an equally as pleasant aesthetic experience while receiving their health care, union officials have said.
Election 2020

Buttigieg: ‘Meaning’ of Medicare for all has changed; ‘good chance’ Facebook, other tech companies broken up if he becomes president

October 25th, 2019 - 2:00am
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg joined The Nevada Independent on the Indy Matters podcast this week to talk about his prior support for Medicare for all, whether he would break up Facebook and other big tech companies as president and how he is trying to broaden his appeal before the early nominating contests next year.