Nevada Elected – and would-be elected – officials gather in support of conservation

A lot of good people think Nevada’s natural places are worth protecting. And a lot of those people – including quite a few sitting and future elected officials – showed up recently for a twinned pair of Nevada Conservation League events, one in Las Vegas and one in Reno. Of course, thousands of people have […]

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NV Legislative Profile: Irene Bustamante-Adams

Born in the small farming community of Hanford, California, Nevada Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante-Adams (AD 42) is the second of five children born to poor, migrant farm working parents. She and her siblings began working with their parents at about the age of six and continued doing so all the way through high school. “We worked every day during the summer and on the weekends when school was in session,” she says. “It was hard work but it wasn’t burdensome. It’s just the life we knew.”
Sixteen years later at the age of 23 she arrived in Las Vegas, never dreaming it would be a permanent move nor having aspirations of political life. How then, did this woman go from working the farm fields in California to becoming one of Nevada’s most respected freshmen legislators?

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Future Bleak for Nevada State Senate with Roberson in Charge

In a Las Vegas Sun article dated June 26th 2011 David McGrath Swartz writes: “Sen. Michael Roberson, the freshman who emerged from the legislative session as conservatives’ top pugilist, will head Republicans’ efforts to retake the state Senate next year. The job positions Roberson to lead the Republican Senate caucus and, if his campaign efforts […]

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The Ballot Box: Nevada’s Last Hope?

(Originally from Nevada Progressive) SHOCK! Progressives aren’t jumping for joy over the state budget deal. Nevada’s stunning budget agreement will continue to impose a much higher tax burden on the poor than on the rich while severely underfunding education and humane social services, thus inflicting immediate and long-term damage to Nevada’s already hopelessly wrecked economy. […]

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