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Nevada’s minimum wage ‘distinction’ debated at Senate committee hearing

The state Senate conducted its first hearing Monday on a constitutional amendment to restructure the minimum wage to ensure workers earn the same amount...

Nevada falls short in early childhood education, report finds

Nevada ranked 40th nationally in access to state-funded preschool in the 2019-20 school year, according to a new report, but the state also saw...
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More Nevadans taking advantage of special savings account for people with disabilities

The number of disabled people who have opened specialized savings accounts has already skyrocketed over the past two years, according to the Nevada State...

State considering retirement savings program for private sector workers

More than half of Nevadans working in the private sector lack the ability to automatically deduct retirement savings from their paychecks. That’s a problem that...

Nevada food insecurity projected to remain among nation’s highest

Food insecurity in Nevada ranks among the most severe in the nation, and is on track to remain above pre-pandemic levels through 2021, according...
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Employee dining room, free parking elude Circa employees

Two Las Vegas traditions -- the employee dining room and free parking for all workers -- are absent from the newest resort downtown.   “I can...

Inland ports bill is about trucks, trains, freight … and your house?

A decade ago, state lawmakers touted inland ports as a path to boosting economic diversification in Nevada. But the legislation they passed to support...
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LV may be ‘back’ but workers, not so much

The annual migration of Spring Break revelers to Las Vegas was more this year than a harbinger of warm weather and scantily-clad visitors. Ask...
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DETR looks to future with proposed bill; critics want today’s problems fixed

Nevada’s unemployment office wants to prepare for the next economic downturn. Senate Bill 308 would establish what’s called a work-sharing program within the state’s traditional...

Democrats fan out to tout giant relief bill

With their reelections perhaps hinging on how the public will view the impact of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP), Democratic members of...

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