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State treasurer hopes to promote savings accounts for the disabled

A savings program for people with disabilities is being underutilized in Nevada, and the state treasurer is exploring ways to remedy the problem.Named for...
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Nevada still leads U.S. in solar jobs per capita, but tariffs hurt industry nationally

With 6,680 people working in the industry in 2018, Nevada had the highest number of solar jobs per capita in the nation, according to...
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Wrong Side of the Tracks: LV redevelopment misses Westside

When Carolyn Goodman first ran for mayor of Las Vegas in 2011, she vowed to continue the downtown revitalization sparked by her husband, Oscar,...
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Only Mississippi has higher concentration of low-wage jobs than Nevada, report says

"This map illustrates the percentages of workers who would benefit from a raise to $15. The darker the color, the higher the concentration of low-wage...

$10 million sought to alleviate Nevada food deserts

Democratic Assemblyman William McCurdy plans to ask the Legislature for $10 million to start a fund he hopes will attract grocery stores to underserved urban...
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Trying not to be reckless on taxes, Democrats are being reckless on taxes

"...as they say," Gov. Steve Sisolak said in his State of the State address last month, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it. That's...
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Legislators attempt, yet again, to curb payday loan industry

Nevada lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday to cap interest for payday loans at an annual percentage rate of 36 percent, a rate cap that national...
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Senate leader’s “balancing act” envisions “business-friendly” wage, sick leave bills

When it comes to passing paid sick leave and minimum wage legislation, state Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson said it will be a "balancing...
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“More rich people buying homes than not so rich,” drives up prices

Home prices in Southern Nevada are on the rise again despite the traditional winter lull and a reduced number of sales in January.  The...
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Minimum wage laws in adjacent states (in case you were wondering)

Nevada Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Steve Sisolak acknowledge that the state's minimum wage needs to go up. But by how much, and when, has...

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