Working + The Economy

Some Nevada child care facilities close, the rest are struggling

For the past five months many of Nevada's child care providers have struggled to stay open amid a dramatic decrease in business.About 30 percent...

Trump’s $400: Don’t hold your breath

If -- and it’s a big if -- Nevadans ever receive additional unemployment benefits announced by President Donald Trump, it won’t be any time...
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Each bill of the 32nd Special Session (in 250 words or less)

The 32nd Special Session of the Nevada Legislature covered a lot of ground in six days. The topics included in Gov. Steve Sisolak’s official...
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Business liability bill passes with support from people who don’t like it much

The bill sure as hell isn't perfect. On that everyone seemed to agree.Where opinions differed was in whether the passage of Senate Bill 4...
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Governor, Democrats panned for pushing ‘Mitch McConnell-style legislation’

The decision to introduce a covid-liability protection bill that covers the majority of employers -- and provides worker safety protections for employees in only...
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Poorest Nevada households excluded from extra SNAP benefits

Policy guidance from the U.S Department of Agriculture has resulted in the poorest Nevadans being excluded from emergency food assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.In...
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Senate hears measure to expedite, expand access to unemployment benefits

State lawmakers spent Sunday night hearing a bill that would remove glitches and roadblocks that have left some Nevadans waiting months for unemployment benefits....
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Fed loan to cover unemployment benefits if Nevada trust fund depleted

Nevada’s unemployment trust fund will run dry in less than five weeks, but recipients will still receive benefits with the help of a loan...

Balky technology, expiring benefits worry workers, state leaders nationwide

Congress is continuing to squabble over whether to extend a federal supplement to unemployment insurance and if they do, by how much.But as they...

Shielding your boss from justice won’t bring conventions back

Republicans have finally come up with a plan to fight the Covid and the accompanying economic misery and despair: Bomb it to smithereens.As federal...

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