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Sisolak signals he’ll sign minimum wage, paid leave bills

By: - June 4, 2019 12:27 pm
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In a statement issued minutes after legislators adjourned midnight Monday, Gov. Steve Sisolak touted legislation he’s already signed, and promised that in coming days he will sign bills to raise the state minimum wage and mandate that some private sector employees provide employees with paid sick leave.

Along with the education budget and the new education formula measure that occupied much of legislators’ time near the end of the session, Sisolak said he also will sign the bill allowing state employees to bargain collectively, a bill allowing same-day voter registration, and several other measures.

“From making our schools and communities safer, to passing the largest education budget in Nevada history, to securing protections for Nevadans with pre-existing conditions and combating the devastating practice of surprise billing, we have taken bold steps that will create better opportunities for all Nevadans,” Sisolak said.

“It’s been an honor serving alongside the nation’s first female-majority legislature, which has broken barriers and positioned our state as a leader in courageous policies that will make life better for working families,” Sisolak said.

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Hugh Jackson
Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.

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