Trumpka on the GOP’s Gutting of Healthcare

— Richard Trumka — President, AFL-CIO We are—and always will be—stronger together. You’ve proved that again by standing united in opposition to the GOP health care bill. More than 400,000 working people like you signed petitions aimed at Congress. More than 26,000 people made phone calls to their senator or representative urging them to oppose …

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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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Gutting Climate Protections Won’t Bring Back Coal Jobs

Trump is using sympathetic out-of-work miners as a cover for what is really just a handout to dirty industry. — by Jill Richardson When Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, Scientific American used his own words to criticize it for not going far enough. “There is such a thing as being too late when it …

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Trump Infrastructure Plan a ‘Corporate Tax Break Scam’ Democrats Should Reject

Former Obama aide calls plan a ‘mistake in policy and political judgment [Democrats] will regret’ —by Nadia Prupis, staff writer A former Obama aide is calling on Democrats not to support President-elect Donald Trump‘s so-called infrastructure plan, saying it’s a “trap” and a “mistake in policy and political judgment they will regret.” On the campaign …

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Time to Deal with Climate Change is Right Now

— By Chip Evans, Candidate for U.S. Representative to Congress representing NV-CD2 The time is now for climate change deniers to follow or get out of the way. As a state, Nevada must fully embrace the ongoing national movement towards clean, sustainable, renewable energy and start a rapid transition away from fossil fuel energy to a …

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The Progress Report: The Art of the Do-Over

Last week, Trump picked a fight with the Khan family, supported Russia’s occupation of Crimea, suggested Americans pull their retirement funds out of the stock market, said he hoped his daughter would “find a new career” if she were sexually harassed at work, said he’d always wanted a purple heart but being given one by …

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New Analysis: Nevada Could Add 94,000 Jobs Under Clinton, Lose 31,000 Under Trump

Findings Emphasize Contrast Between Clinton’s Plan to Invest in Good-Paying American Jobs and Trump’s Reckless Proposals Hillary for Nevada today is announcing new analysis that shows Nevada could add 94,000 jobs under Hillary Clinton’s economic plans, while it could lose 31,000 jobs under a Donald Trump presidency. The findings are based on two recent reports …

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Betting the Farm on Free Trade?

The White House is gambling with our health, jobs, and environment by embracing the Trans-Pacific Partnership. — by Janet Redman From her home in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Karen Feridun is helping stage a growing citizen pushback against the expansion of natural gas extraction. But a far-reaching global deal recently signed halfway around the world may …

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With Nevada Poised to Squash Rooftop Solar, Clean Energy Fight Heats Up

Decision “puts Nevada embarrassingly out of step with the national and international agenda recently set in Paris to save our climate,” says local activist — by Deirdre Fulton, CommonDreams staff writer Renewable energy advocates say the move could “destroy the rooftop solar industry in one of the states with the most sunshine.” (Photo: SolarCity Advocacy/Twitter) Renewable …

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Breaking Down The Budget Deal

— by CAP Action War Room The Omnibus Spending Bill And Tax Extenders Package Contain Significant Progressive Accomplishments After weeks of negotiations, congressional leaders and the White House have agreed to a spending deal to fund the government through 2016. The omnibus spending bill and the tax extenders package still need final approval from the …

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