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Lawmakers passed zero bail reforms. Now what?

When California looked at ending its cash bail system, many criminal justice reformers and civil rights organizers were excited about proposed legislation.Until they...

Charter schools excluded from controversial funding boost

Was it intentional?That’s the question circling the charter school community in the aftermath of the passage of an education funding bill that provides additional...
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Promising session for criminal justice reform hijacked by prosecutors

With Nevada Democrats in control of the state Senate, Assembly, and executive branch, the 2019 legislative session held much promise for progressive interests and...
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Limits on Nevada’s Legislature keep it from serving the state

In the last 30 years, Nevada has evolved from a sparsely and homogenously populated rural outpost to one of the most urban and diverse...
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While not decriminalizing, lawmakers revise traffic offenses

While Democratic lawmakers were mulling over criminal justice reforms, there was a push to decriminalize traffic tickets and put a halt to a system...
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Industry pushing Sisolak to veto tenant protections bill

Following last minute changes to a bill that provides mild tenant protections and slightly extends the time frame for evictions, Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office...
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Legislature passes additional education funding, new formula

Nevada Democrats seemed determined Monday to pass their education platform, and they weren’t going to let anything stop them -- not the minority party,...
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Criminal justice bill watered down but still significant, advocates say

An omnibus criminal justice bill with high hopes of reducing recidivism rates and curbing the growing prison population successfully navigated the Nevada Legislature Monday,...
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Mild tenant protections added at last-minute to eviction legislation

On the last day of the legislative session, Democratic lawmakers passed a few mild tenant protections.Last-minute amendments were added to Senate Bill 151 --...
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Once again, education funding will dominate final day of Legislature

Just over an hour before midnight on the penultimate day of the 2019 Legislative Session, Nevada Democrats revealed their solution to projected K-12 budget...

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