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What's happening this week in Carson City?

Join host Marcos Lopez of Nevada Policy to get an in-depth analysis of what is going on in Nevada's government.

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What's happening this week in Carson City?

Join host Marcos Lopez of Nevada Policy to get an in-depth analysis of what is going on in Nevada's government.

    Legislative Update: Opportunity Scholarships

    Legislative Update: Opportunity Scholarships

    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. 

    • 8 min
    Special Session Update

    Special Session Update

    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.

    • 5 min
    The End of Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session

    The End of Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session

    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.

    • 6 min
    Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session: Week 16

    Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session: Week 16

    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 Pictures deal, as well as other movie tax credits. To keep updated throughout the week on what is happening in Carson City, visit Nevada Policy’s bill tracker at https://nevadapolicy.org/bill-tracker

    • 50 min
    Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session: Week 15

    Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session: Week 15

    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 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

    • 11 min
    Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session: Week 14

    Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session: Week 14

    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 scheduled for next week.  To keep updated throughout the week on what is happening in Carson City, visit Nevada Policy’s bill tracker at nevadapolicy.org/bill-tracker.

    • 13 min

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