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Minimum wage bill: Lawmakers’ emphasis is on the “minimum”

After reading the minimum wage legislation posted on the Legislature's NELIS website Monday night, my first thought was, eh, could be worse.Turns out it...
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Minimum wage bill: $12, effective 1/1/20 – until it wasn’t

Note: This story was updated to late Monday revisions to the bill.In the final hours of a bill introduction deadline Monday, lawmakers dropped nearly...
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LV Council candidate testifies on rehab conflicts, slams former company

“Solutions and Desert Hope are best-in-class facilities.”That’s what David Marlon said when the Current asked last year about questionable practices at the Las...
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Teachers union pushes dedicated funding source for salaries

When Gov. Steve Sisolak promised educators a 3 percent raise during his state-of-the-state speech, some teachers couldn’t help but wonder: Would that money ever reach their...
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Nevada’s blue wave has a green glow

In 2012, several Nevada legislators were fined because they failed to report using campaign contributions to pay for rent and food and other expenses...
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Bail reform hearing is part policy debate, part fear-mongering

Like many other states, Nevada is entering a lengthy discussion about whether there should be an overhaul to the current bail system and, if...
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Police protection bill pits Metro against union, Cannizzaro

The Las Vegas Metro Police officers who fatally shot Alma Chavez’ 23-year old son, Rafael Olivas, in 2011 weren’t wearing body cameras, as most...
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Nevada considers banning ‘gay panic’ defense

Lawmakers in the state Senate have proposed a bill to ban the so called “gay panic” or “trans panic” defense. If passed, a defendant...
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Old pot conviction messing with your life? There’s a bill for that.

Legal recreational marijuana in Nevada has created a new class of people with marijuana convictions who have difficulties finding work because of criminal records. Right...
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Abortion law tweak draws overflow crowds at hearing

Nevadans on both sides of the abortion issue filled overflow rooms in Carson City and Las Vegas Monday afternoon for a legislative hearing on...

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