Working + The Economy

NV can have a job-creating energy agenda, unless it costs money

As Nevada lawmakers convene for a legislative session dominated by budgetary concerns, many are looking to move forward on clean energy initiatives in the...
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Tax threat tempers outlook in Nevada gaming industry

The association that represents casinos throughout America is optimistic that gamblers will return to the tables in 2021, but the organization’s Nevada counterpart, facing...

PLAN to lawmakers: Listen to ‘everyday Nevadans,’ not mining

With the 81st Legislative Session starting Monday, the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada is imploring elected officials to prioritize the needs of the people,...
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Small businesses during big crisis: How owners think the state can help

Nevada’s mom and pop shops have a few ideas on how the state could better help them through the pandemic.Utility bill forgiveness, temporary wage...

Bottom of another list: Nevada gets least TANF funding per child in U.S.

President- elect Joe Biden has called for an additional $1 billion for states to provide funding for the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).The...
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Is now any time to raise the property tax? 

Caps imposed on Nevada property taxes in 2005, as pre-recession land and home values skyrocketed, have saved tens of thousands of dollars for individual...
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Biden rolls out massive ‘Rescue Plan’

People would get another $1,400 in direct payments, in addition to the $600 Congress approved last month, under a sweeping proposal for economic and...

Latino business owners hope for better results from new PPP round

Simon Lopez was attending networking events and bringing in new clients to his production company A&G Studio this time last year. Now, like countless...
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Demand for food assistance strains state agency

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity in Nevada has grown, as has the number of people applying for food assistance programs,...
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6 in 10 Nevadans with student loans can’t make payments, survey says

Stacey Shadoff found herself unemployed after the Dress Barn, where she worked part-time as an assistant manager, closed down toward the end of December...

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