Politics and Policy

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On Friday, Nevada's First Lady Kathleen Sandoval presented Assembly Bill 472, which would make several changes to the state's juvenile justice system. The governor's proposed budget includes $1.5 million to support the legislation, if it's approved by lawmakers. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Kathleen Sandoval to learn more about the reforms being considered.

During our conversation, Nevada’s First Lady highlighted three key components to the legislation, describing them as:

ThisisReno.com

The City of Reno spent considerably more money on its annual address than neighboring municipalities. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno first reported the story and has been receiving a slew of comments on social media about it.

Some say the money was well spent since Reno is trying to attract new businesses to the area and raise its profile. Others say it's fiscally irresponsible. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke to Bob to learn more.

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Lawmakers are quickly approaching the halfway point of the 2017 Legislative session. There are officially 62 days left, and there’s still a lot of work to be done. So let’s recap the past seven days.

COMMITTEE BILL INTRODUCTIONS

Monday marked yet another deadline for the introduction of bills by committees. Over the course of the day, the legislature 21 committees dropped another 175 bills.

Paul Boger

An effort to renew the GOP’s controversial plan to replace the Affordable Care Act seems to be gaining little traction. Yet, Nevada officials are still worried that any changes to the nation's current health care laws could result in thousands of Nevadans losing their coverage. 

City of Reno

The City of Reno has selected Sabra Smith Newby as its new manager. Our News Director Michelle Billman talks to Bob Conrad of ThisisReno to learn more about the city’s newest leader, who will start next month.

KUNR: Bob, what do we know about Sabra Smith Newby?

Alexa Ard

The city of Reno is now officially a Welcoming City, after the city council voted unanimously last week to adopt the resolution.

Our news director Michelle Billman spoke with our reporter Noah Glick to break down what that means.

Paul Boger

It's been a busy "week 7" at the Nevada legislature with the introduction of roughly 2-hundred new bills. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke to our political reporter Paul Boger to find out the latest.

EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

Public school advocates are urging lawmakers to oppose any effort to fund Nevada’s school voucher program. 

They’re calling themselves the Coalition to Fight Vouchers. Made up of public education advocacy groups, the coalition met on the steps of the state legislature yesterday, to demand lawmakers put state funds into public schools arguing that Education Savings Accounts hurt students.

Alexa Ard

Monday marked the first major deadline for lawmakers during the 2017 legislative session in Nevada. Legislators worked late into the evening to introduce personal bills.

Paul Boger

A Northern Nevada lawmaker says he may file an ethics complaint against a fellow legislator who was recently outed as a foreign agent for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

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