Legislative Update: Opportunity Scholarships
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by Marcos Lopez
5M ago
Join Marcos Lopez as he discusses the Interim Finance Committee’s hearing this week on Opportunity Scholarships.   How we got here – a brief recap of why the Interim Finance Committee was hearing Opportunity Scholarships;  Why Opportunity Scholarships are important and what could be done to save the program now; and  What we learned from the hearing and what we can expect for Opportunity Scholarships in the future.  ..read more
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Special Session Update
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by Marcos Lopez
5M ago
Join Marcos Lopez as he discusses the second special session this year:  How the Oakland A’s bill was able to pass through the legislature; Which Senators voted against the deal; and What last minute amendments were made to the bill to get it passed. To keep updated throughout the week on what is happening in Carson City, visit Nevada Policy’s bill tracker at nevadapolicy.org/bill-tracker ..read more
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The End of Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session
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by Marcos Lopez
5M ago
The last week of Nevada’s 82nd legislative session was full of surprises. Join Marcos Lopez as he discusses:  Which budget bills Gov. Lombardo passed and vetoed; What the last minute amendments to AB400 where, and what they mean for the future of school choice in Nevada; Why there was a showdown over the capital improvement project; Why there have been two special sessions called already; and What wins we saw this session. To keep updated throughout the week on what is happening in Carson City, visit Nevada Policy’s bill tracker at nevadapolicy.org/bill-tracker ..read more
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Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session: Week 16
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by Marcos Lopez
5M ago
Less than a week remains in this legislative session. Join Marcos Lopez and lobbyists from around the state as they discuss: The details of the five budgets presented this week, and what Gov. Lombardo’s reaction was to them; The proposed A’s stadium deal and what the majority of economists have to say about similar deals; The current outlook for AB400 and expansion of Opportunity Scholarships; The rent control bills this legislative session and why they’ve been so difficult to defeat; The best and worst bills that were presented, and their potential repercussions; and The details of the Sony ..read more
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Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session: Week 15
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by Marcos Lopez
5M ago
With only 2.5 weeks left in this legislative session, things are starting to really heat up. Join Marcos Lopez for the week 15 legislative briefing as he discusses:   Which bills Gov. Lombardo vetoed this week and what he is threatening to veto next; Why Nevada Policy is opposed to the proposed Sony Pictures tax credits, and what other organizations are opposing it as well; Why the number of price-fixing bills this session is alarming, and what deal was made to try to stop some of them from reaching Gov. Lombardo’s desk; and What you can still do to support school choice this sessio ..read more
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Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session: Week 14
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by Marcos Lopez
5M ago
Join Marcos Lopez for the week 14 legislative briefing as he discusses:    Which bill had rent control measures added to it, and its potential unintended consequences;  How an alarming PERS bill could open the way for state employees to no longer have to contribute to their own retirement funds;  Why the Department of Defense is supporting an occupational licensing bill;   Which healthcare bill you should reach out to your representatives to vote against; and  Why a tax credit bill that was unveiled this week has a hearing sched ..read more
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Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session: Week 13
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by Marcos Lopez
5M ago
There is only one month left in Nevada's 82nd legislative session. Join Marcos Lopez for this week’s legislative briefing as he discusses:  What the outcome of the Economic Forum was and how it could impact this legislative session; Which bill the governor is urging passage of and what Nevada Policy’s stance is on it; Why it is imperative for Governor Lombardo to veto any rent control bills that cross his desk, including a bill offering rent control for senior citizens; and Which two bills caused a GOED showdown last week, and where Nevada Policy stands on the bills. To keep updated thr ..read more
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Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session: Week 12
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by Marcos Lopez
5M ago
The third month of Nevada’s legislative session is wrapping up. Join Marcos Lopez for this month’s webinar version of Under the Dome. He discusses the biggest news from session with legislators and lobbyists, including:   Senator Carrie Buck discusses the importance of education reform in Nevada right now, and how politics are killing good education policy; Senator Scott Hammond discusses the future of ESAs and school choice in Nevada; Hera Varmah of the American Federation for Children discusses tax credit scholarships and how they can better public and private schools; Assemblyman ..read more
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URGENT‼️ Support School Choice in Nevada
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by Marcos Lopez
5M ago
How You Can Show Your Support for AB400, Governor Lombardo's Education Reform Bill Contact the Ways and Means Committee members to urge them to pass AB 400. Attend the meeting in person and testify in support for the bill. Testify over the phone. Call (888) 475-4499 on the date of the meeting. When prompted, provide Meeting ID 81478038922 and then press #. When prompted for a Participant ID, press #. Testify via email. Send your written testimony to AsmWM@asm.state.nv.us by noon Tuesday, April 25th. Nevada Policy’s Action Center makes it easy for you to contact the committee members and show ..read more
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Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session: Week 11
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by Marcos Lopez
5M ago
During this week’s episode of Under the Dome, Marcos Lopez reviews what happened after Nevada legislature’s first committee-passage deadline, including:   How many bills made it out of committee; Which Republican senator saw all her bills die in committee; Which bills supported by Nevada Policy did not make it out of committee;  Which bills were exempt from the committee-passage deadline and still have a chance to advance; and Why we’ll be paying special attention to Wednesday’s Ways and Means Committee meeting, and why you should as well.  To keep updated throughout the week ..read more
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