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No pot lounges until 2022 under Sisolak’s weed bill

Nevada lawmakers are poised to turn over control of the blooming cannabis industry to a board made up of gubernatorial appointees, a la Nevada...
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Minimum wage bill would help some workers, leave many others behind

As state legislators consider a bill to raise the minimum wage, economists, activists and low-wage workers have found themselves wondering if the legislation goes...
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The 2019 Legislature’s most magnificent flop

Your Nevada Legislature is almost done!Cool. Each time the Legislature meets there are many urgent priorities. But no priority may be more urgent to...
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Ballot question on state constitution’s same-sex marriage ban coming in 2020

A resolution to amend the Nevada Constitution to recognize all marriages regardless of gender is headed to the 2020 ballot.The Senate passed Assembly...
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Paid leave, minimum wage legislation on track as is, for now

During hearings Wednesday on raising the minimum wage and implementing paid leave policies, many low-wage workers outlined an impossible choice they make when they...
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Sisolak’s bill protects casinos from weed consumption lounges

Gov. Steve Sisolak wants the state to take over regulation of the cannabis industry in much the same way it regulates gambling.And like...

While other states backtrack on abortion rights, Nevada pushes forward

On Tuesday, pro-abortion rights advocates held rallies and protests across the country in response to restrictive abortion laws passed in several states, most recently...
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Tenants’ rights legislation dies under pressure from Realtors

A bill designed to enhance the rights of tenants in Nevada but labeled a "slap in the face" by Realtors, will not move forward....
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AB30 threatens tribal heritage and sacred sites

Lawmakers have a big decision to make this week on water policy.Will they pass a bill that could make it substantially easier to siphon...
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A long trek to Carson City for canceled meetings, no guarantees

The drive between Las Vegas and Carson City is seven hours long. The view is mostly full of sagebrush, with the occasional burro sitting...

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