2017 NV Legislative Report Card

Battle Born Progress just put out their report card for how legislators performed in the 2017 session.  Here’s what they had to say: It wasn’t easy, but Nevada progressives had many victories during the 2017 Nevada Legislative Session and this report card is a small overview of what we were able to accomplish. Together, Nevadans …

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Interested in Serving on a State Board/Commission?

Calling all Nevadans! Here’s your chance to have your say in how government operates in Nevada. The Governor will be appointing volunteers to serve on dozens of Nevada boards and commissions. The state is looking for folks who are interested in serving on everything from the Aging Commission to Wildlife Commissioners! Governor Brian Sandoval is …

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Gov. Sandoval Vetoes Healthcare and Renewable Energy Bills

Governor Brian Sandoval vetoed Assembly Bill 374, which would have created a Medicaid buy-in option for all Nevadans. Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement: “Republicans like Senator Heller and Congressman Amodei are actively sabotaging the Affordable Care Act and trying to pass a bill that increases your costs, slashes …

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What Dems Accomplished in Nevada During 2017 Session

Democrats in Carson City delivered impressive accomplishments on a wide range of issues this session – from defeating school vouchers and enacting a slew of women’s rights laws, to boosting clean energy and shining daylight on diabetes drugs. Here’s a sample of what people have been writing and reading lately about the Nevada Legislature: Education …

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Heller’s High (or should I say Low) Water on Healthcare

In case you haven’t heard, Senator Dean Heller supports MASSIVE cuts to Medicaid.  In fact, Senator Heller has drug the proverbial tea and has expressed his support for PHASING OUT the Medicaid expansion over the next 7 years. After weeks of denying, fudging and wriggling, Heller is finally admitting he’s ready to end the Medicaid …

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FORD & FRIERSON STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF EDUCATION BUDGET

The Nevada Senate approved an education budget, Senate Bill 544, that funds Nevada’s public school system without funding for private school vouchers. During consideration of the bill, Senate Republicans fled the Legislative Building and failed to vote on the K-12 education budget. Senate Bill 544 passed 12-0 with all Democrats and one Independent in support.  …

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This Week in the NV Assembly

  — by Jason Frierson Empowering Nevada’s Hardworking Families On April 25th, we will pass the next big deadline of the session referred to as “First House Passage.” This deadline requires most of our proposed legislation to be voted out of the House where they were first introduced.   Despite the significant bipartisan efforts we have …

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NV Assembly Activity for Empowering Nevada’s Hardworking Families

— Jason Frierson, Speaker, NV Assembly On April 14th, we passed an important deadline where most of the proposed legislation for the 2017 Session needed to be passed out of our legislative committees. We worked diligently through the deadline to process policies we believe are good for Nevadans. We also have another important deadline coming up …

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Empowering Nevada’s Hardworking Families

— by Jason Frierson This past Monday we saw the second big deadline of the 2017 Legislative Session – the last day for Assembly committees to introduce legislation. With over 1,000 bills and resolutions introduced each legislative session, Nevada’s Assembly committees have their work cut out for them! Committees give Nevadans the opportunity to share their …

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March 26th Assembly Democratic Legislative Newsletter

— by Jason Frierson Nevada is America’s Opportunity State This past Monday was the 2017 Legislative Session’s first major deadline – the last day Nevada Assemblymembers could introduce legislation they personally sponsored. Nevada is America’s Opportunity State and our goal for this session is to champion legislation that will empower Nevada’s hardworking families. Below, you will …

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