Category Archives: Legislative

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History Lesson on Nevada Politics

As a response to the passage of the Commerce Tax Republicans primaried Republican Legislators looking for “ideological purity” in the party. The result was Republicans lost both Legislative.  Houses, super-minority in ...

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Sandsteading in Nevada: Innovation Zone Proposal offers Massive Opportunity and Risk for Nevadans

By Jamie Hadden March 5, 2021 On the 19th of January of this year, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak delivered his State of the State address. Of particular note was his endorsement of draft ...

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Susan Baldwin

Stampeding Over Title IX

By Susan Baldwin  | February 10, 2021 In Ron Knecht’s recent post regarding LGBTQ rights, he explores transgender (T) issues and their rights separately from the other four letters represented ...

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Mark Amodei

Memo from Congress Mark Amodei – Joint Session to Read Electoral College Votes & Objection Process

Memorandum Congressman Mark Amodei Nevada’s Second Congressional District SUBJECT: Joint Session to Read Electoral College Votes & Objection Process DATE: January 4, 2020 Current Status: On December 14, electors from ...

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Memorandum Congressman Mark Amodei Nevada’s Second Congressional District Regarding Pennsylvania

Memorandum Congressman Mark Amodei Nevada’s Second Congressional District SUBJECT: Statement from Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) DATE: 1/8/2021 Pennsylvania’s Republican Senator, Pat Toomey, issued the following illustrative statement on his opposition ...

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Gary Smith

A Supermajority in the Nevada legislature, what does it mean?

By Gary Smith, Guest writer Currently in the Nevada Legislative Assembly there are 29 Democrats and 13 Republicans. The Senate is composed of 13 Democrats and 8 Republicans. This means ...

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WARNING! Making Nevadans pay the nation’s highest average sales tax won’t fix our schools

This article was written by Michael Schaus of Nevada Policy Research Institute and published on March 3, 2020. Nevadans deserve an education system that actually works for students, not merely ...

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RGJ tracker: Here’s who’s running for federal, state, and local offices in Northern Nevada

Nevada’s 10-day candidate filing James DeHaven and Anjeanette Damon, Reno Gazette Journal Published 1:47 p.m. PT March 2, 2020 | Updated 6:07 p.m. PT March 2, 2020 Hundreds of candidates ...

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NPRI Solution: Unemployment Insurance Tax

January 28, 2020 Taxes & Government Spending Robert Fellner Unemployment Insurance Tax: Background Nevada finances state unemployment benefits by imposing an Unemployment Insurance Tax on state employers. The exact rate ...

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Union shows how prevailing wage mandates increase construction costs

Las Vegas Review-Journal January 17, 2020 – 9:00 pm A Northern Nevada labor union has inadvertently revealed the truth about the prevailing wage. Earlier this month, the Laborers’ International Union ...

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