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If Nevada was a country…

Nevada gold production was down slightly in 2018, but the price was up, and Nevada produced 83 percent of all U.S. gold production, according...
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Sisolak signals he’ll sign minimum wage, paid leave bills

In a statement issued minutes after legislators adjourned midnight Monday, Gov. Steve Sisolak touted legislation he’s already signed, and promised that in coming days...
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State’s richest save 14.7%, poorest save .35% under Trump tax cuts

The trickle-down effects of President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have failed to materialize to the extent anticipated by the administration, but Nevada's...
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Workers should be empowered to bargain and Democrats know it

A bill to allow collective bargaining for state employees should pass in Nevada.Support for collective bargaining has been a staple Democratic position for...
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Las Vegas allocated $45 million in tax credits for community investment

The U.S. Treasury Department has awarded the City of Las Vegas $45 million in federally-funded New Market Tax Credits to invest in low-income and...
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Man with a ($9 trillion) plan

Unlike Pete Buttigieg or Beto O’Rourke, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee hasn’t been a flavor-of-the-month yet.Nor does Inslee have a national following on the scale...
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Minimum wage bill would help some workers, leave many others behind

As state legislators consider a bill to raise the minimum wage, economists, activists and low-wage workers have found themselves wondering if the legislation goes...
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Paid leave, minimum wage legislation on track as is, for now

During hearings Wednesday on raising the minimum wage and implementing paid leave policies, many low-wage workers outlined an impossible choice they make when they...
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Goodman lone holdout on selecting Musk’s boring company

Elon Musk, who already has a stronghold in Northern Nevada via the Tesla battery factory, will be making his presence felt at the southern...
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Nevada may enact new regulations on lawsuit cash advances

Nevada may become one of a handful of states to enact explicit regulations overseeing businesses that offer cash advances to plaintiffs of pending lawsuits,...

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