Working + The Economy

Health services no match for needs, but federal relief will help, Sisolak says

BY: - December 2, 2021

Dr. Naomi Purdy remembers a victorious moment when she called a recent client, who lacked resources to get treatment for an aggressive skin cancer, to deliver news she longed to hear: “you’re going to be OK.” While there have been losses in the quest to treat vulnerable and uninsured populations, she said there have also […]

Nevada families have netted $750 million from child tax credit so far this year

BY: - November 30, 2021

Nevada families have received more than $750 million from expanded child tax credit direct payments since the program began in July. More than 595,000 children in Nevada benefited from the credits in November, according to data released by the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service. In Nevada, $155 million was distributed to 353,000 qualified families, […]

COMMENTARY

Why won’t that mean Joe Biden just snap his fingers and lower gas prices?

BY: - November 30, 2021

“In less than a year, Joe Biden has crippled our domestic energy production,” Adam Laxalt tweeted last week. “We’re feeling the effects of Democrat (sic) leadership right now every time we go to the gas pump,” reads a recent fundraising missive from the Nevada Republican Party. “Democrats’ reckless spending has made everything cost more,” including […]

GOP labels Interior oil leasing report an ‘attack,’ environmentalists call it ‘weak’

BY: - November 30, 2021

The U.S. Interior Department recommended increased fees for oil and gas exploration on federal lands as part of a long-awaited report released Friday that environmental groups said didn’t go far enough in limiting fossil fuels and Republicans derided as an attack on domestic producers. The report, ordered by President Joe Biden during his first week in […]

Did Nevada choose employers over workers by paying down UI debt?

BY: - November 26, 2021

Businesses in Nevada are being spared higher unemployment insurance taxes as a result of federal coronavirus aid flowing to the state, despite recommendations from the Employment Security Council to increase the state UI tax on employers from 1.65 percent to 2 percent. Lawmakers will be able to hold state UI tax steady for 2022 by […]

Infrastructure bill means tens of thousands of high-paying NV jobs, Lee says

BY: - November 24, 2021

Supporters of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act believe an estimated 140,000 new jobs could be generated in Nevada over the next decade. At an AFL-CIO town hall Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Susie Lee told union members the bill won’t just create employment but also implement penalties and incentives on projects to ensure fair and prevailing […]

NV senators push for student loan forgiveness for military members

BY: - November 23, 2021

With the end of federal student loan forbearance just under 10 weeks away, a group of U.S. senators led by Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto are urging the Biden administration to implement loan forgiveness for military service members. Cortez Masto’s was the lead signature on a letter by 14 senators to Department of Education Secretary […]

Maryland Pkwy, cleaner RTC fleet among projects in line for infrastructure act funding

BY: - November 23, 2021

Poor road conditions caused by potholes or cracked and uneven roads, often worsened because of a lack of investment in infrastructure, are more than just a minor inconvenience, said U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen. Among the many consequences, transit-related problems have costly effects on people and result in higher commute times, which are worse for communities […]

Horsford joined chorus urging Biden to tap strategic petroleum reserves

BY: - November 22, 2021

On the eve of the White House announcing it would do so, Nevada Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford on Monday joined calls urging President Joe Biden to make use of emergency petroleum reserves in an effort to lower gas prices. Tuesday morning, the White House announced the Department of Energy will release of 50 million barrels […]

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While BBB still in the works, ARP gets a start on shoring up child care

BY: - November 22, 2021

When Ivy Ward cut back costs for her child care business in Fallon last summer after a sharp drop in enrollment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a federal pandemic relief grant administered by a local non-profit helped keep the center alive. “I don’t know what I would have done without that grant,” Ward said. Those […]

Our Town

Casino rule change would allow cashless gambling minus in-person ID check

BY: - November 19, 2021

Nevada regulators are considering a rule change to allow casino patrons to sign up for cashless payments on table game bets, slot machines and hotel purchases without physically presenting identification. The change would not apply to betting on sporting events or racing.  Current law allows patrons to set up and fund cashless betting accounts remotely, […]

Leisure/hospitality employment still only 4/5 what it was pre-pandemic

BY: - November 18, 2021

There were nearly 100,000 more jobs in Nevada last month than there were the previous October, but the workforce is still about 80,000 jobs shy of pre-pandemic levels, with jobs failing to return in the leisure and hospitality sector accounting for the shortfall, according to data announced by the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation […]