With Senate vacancies filled, Atkinson announces committee assignments

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From when the weather was warmer.
legi senate side
From when the weather was warmer.

A day after vacancies were filled giving him a full complement of senators, Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson announced committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session.

Here’s the cut & paste from the announcement:

Commerce and Labor: Senators Pat Spearman (Chair), Kelvin Atkinson (Vice Chair), Nicole Cannizzaro, James Ohrenschall, Chris Brooks, Joe Hardy, James Settelmeyer, Heidi Gansert

Education: Senators Mo Denis (Chair), Joyce Woodhouse (Vice Chair), Pat Spearman, Marilyn Dondero Loop, Scott Hammond, Ira Hansen, Keith Pickard

Finance: Senators Joyce Woodhouse (Chair), David Parks (Vice Chair), Mo Denis, Kelvin Atkinson, Yvanna Cancela, James Settelmeyer, Ben Kieckhefer, Pete Goicoechea

Government Affairs: Senators David Parks (Chair), Melanie Scheible (Vice Chair), Julia Ratti, Ben Kieckhefer, Pete Goicoechea

Growth and Infrastructure: Senators Yvanna Cancela (Chair), Chris Brooks (Vice Chair), Mo Denis, Kelvin Atkinson, Dallas Harris, Joe Hardy, James Settelmeyer, Scott Hammond

Health and Human Services: Senators Julia Ratti (Chair), Pat Spearman (Vice Chair), Joyce Woodhouse, Joe Hardy, Scott Hammond

Judiciary: Senators Nicole Cannizzaro (Chair), Dallas Harris (Vice Chair), James Ohrenschall, Marilyn Dondero Loop, Melanie Scheible, Scott Hammond, Ira Hansen, Keith Pickard

Legislative Operations and Elections: Senators James Ohrenschall (Chair), Nicole Cannizzaro (Vice Chair), Yvanna Cancela, Heidi Gansert, Keith Pickard

Natural Resources: Senators Melanie Scheible (Chair), Chris Brooks (Vice Chair), Dallas Harris, Pete Goicoechea, Ira Hansen

Revenue and Economic Development: Senators Marilyn Dondero Loop (Chair), Julia Ratti (Vice Chair), David Parks, Ben Kieckhefer, Heidi Gansert

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He 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 wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.

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