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Judge rules against state worker union challenging Lombardo veto of retroactive pay raise

In a major legal test of a landmark 2019 law that allowed state workers to unionize, a Carson City judge ruled against Nevada’s largest state worker union Thursday, preserving a veto from Gov. Joe Lombardo that scuttled a $25 million appropriation funding a now-2-year-old state worker arbitration agreement.

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State employee union sues Nevada over longevity pay program

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 4041 alleged in a Friday statement that the plan from Gov. Joe Lombardo’s administration would “unlawfully” exclude thousands of state workers from longevity pay, an incentive program designed to boost salaries for some of the state’s longest tenured employees. 

Democrat C.H. Miller resigning from Assembly, will run for Las Vegas City Council

Miller, 43, shared the news with The Nevada Independent in an interview Friday, saying his growing family and a plan to move was the motivation behind the decision. He will be the 13th lawmaker so far who is not expected to return to their legislative seat in 2025, either because of term limits, a resignation or a run for another office. 

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