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State looks to DMV, DHHS for help with anti-prison gerrymandering

BY: - November 11, 2021

In an eleventh hour attempt to pull the state into compliance with a 2019 anti-prison gerrymandering law, the Nevada Departments of Motor Vehicles and Health and Human Services are trying to identify the last known addresses of thousands of inmates. Duane Young, the policy director at the governor’s office, detailed the effort in a response […]

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President Biden’s remarkable record of accomplishment under nearly impossible circumstances

BY: - November 11, 2021

It’s been almost 90 years since humorist Will Rogers uttered his famous lament: “I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.” Sadly, for that party and, no doubt, quite amusingly for those otherwise affiliated, the observation would still hold were Rogers alive today. The Democratic Party’s “big tent” may […]

Democrats look to improve position in congressional swing districts

BY: - November 10, 2021

In proposed maps for redrawing congressional districts, Nevada’s majority party wants to loosen its grip on a stronghold in hopes of strengthening their political advantage in the state’s two congressional swing districts. In advance of an expected special legislative session later this week, Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday released proposed political maps for Nevada’s four U.S. […]

Cortez Masto, Lee tout infrastructure bill, optimistic about social spending plan

BY: - November 10, 2021

While boasting about Friday’s passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure and Investment Act, a $1.2 trillion investment in roads, bridges, transit, broadband and more, Democratic Rep. Susie Lee and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto turned their attention to the yet-to-be passed Build Back Better Act Tuesday. The social spending and climate bill, which would invest $1.85 trillion […]

Obama at world climate conference: We are falling short

BY: - November 8, 2021

Returning to the world stage on climate change, former President Barack Obama on Monday told world leaders and young people gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, that time is running out to prevent life-threatening degradation of the planet’s climate, and he called on the world’s young people to demand better. “Collectively and individually, we are still falling […]

Adam Laxalt, Trumpism and the Big Lie: A chronology

BY: - November 8, 2021

There are policy disagreements. There are campaign talking points. Then, there’s the Big Lie. Republicans have long pushed voter restriction laws and made dubious claims about voter fraud, but in the Trump era those flirtations escalated into the full-on conspiracy known as the Big Lie: the baseless allegation that widespread voter fraud has occurred in […]

Child care in NV will be ‘decimated’ if Congress doesn’t act, providers say

BY: - November 5, 2021

Child care and universal pre-K proposals in President Joe Biden’s social spending plan have thus far survived as the legislative package has been reduced to appease two conservative Democrats in the Senate. Initially envisioned as a bill spending $3.5 trillion over 10 years, a revised framework released by the White House last week halved the […]

Clark County approves new political maps, including 2nd Hispanic majority district

BY: - November 3, 2021

The Clark County Commission on Tuesday approved updated political boundary lines for its seven districts, completing the once-a-decade process known as redistricting. Two of the county’s seven districts now have Hispanic majorities. The populations of District D and District E are now both 50.01% Hispanic. Previously, only District D was majority Hispanic. Dave Heller, the […]

COMMENTARY

Allow me to mansplain something

BY: - November 3, 2021

‘“Data! Data! Data!’ he cried impatiently. ‘I can’t make bricks without clay’” —Arthur Conan Doyle through Sherlock Holmes The pandemic has made a bad situation worse with respect to women in the gaming industry. Women have been disproportionately affected by the closing of schools with increased demands on their time and attention from children within the […]

Lee, Horsford rejoice as prescription drugs put back in Build Back Better

BY: - November 2, 2021

Originally it was in. Then last week it was out. This week it’s back in. Under the latest deal announced Tuesday, Senate Democrats have reached an agreement that would allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and implement other reforms designed to lower prescription drug costs. Prescription drug reforms, championed on Democratic campaign trails nationwide […]

Gambling giant Caesars Entertainment may derail planned Reno bike path 

BY: - November 1, 2021

The plan seemed solid. Provide the burgeoning number of University of Nevada Reno students residing in hotels and rentals with a safe, direct, dedicated path for bikes, scooters and skateboards through decaying downtown to Midtown, a thriving area south of UNR.  “Students are essentially cut off unless they want to walk or drive in the […]

Nevadans still pushing for paid leave, prescription drug provisions cut from spending plan

BY: - October 29, 2021

Tameka Henry’s financial stability was most recently threatened when she had to take an unpaid month off work in December because she and her daughters were sick from Covid. Since 2006 when her husband was diagnosed with a gastrointestinal chronic illness, she has juggled his hospital stays, finding child care, and her job, and on […]