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During our @MomsDemand press conference today for #SB143, Gov. @SteveSisolak said he can’t wait for this bill to get to his desk so he can sign it. We’ve been working on this legislation since 2013 when a bill passed the legislature, but was vetoed by then Gov. Sandoval. #nvleg
Then in 2016, @MomsDemand helped pass a ballot initiative for background checks, but then Gov. Sandoval refused to implement the law. Now here we are again - after years of fighting and winning a gun sense majority - truly, fiballt passing background check legislation.
Other speakers included Nevada Attorney General @AaronDFordNV, who has been all-in on gun safety, and Assemblywoman @sandra4nv, who survived the nation’s deadliest mass shooting in modern history and has been a true gun sense champion.
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Drug prices are in the news. A thread. @RepCummings said it best "There is a strong bipartisan consensus that we must do something to rein in out-of-control price increases"… ....1
Similarly, GOP Chairman @ChuckGrassley said "“I have heard stories about people reducing their life-saving medicines, like insulin, to save money. This is unacceptable and I intend to specifically get to the bottom of the insulin price increase.”… ...2
This is a BIG deal. Patients have been boldly telling their stories in an attempt to force change. They are fighting MILLIONS of lobbying dollars to protect the status quo. MILLIONS...3…
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Some common acronyms you might hear or see during the @DhhsNevada budget hearing at #nvleg
@DhhsNevada Right now we're hearing from @DhhsNevada Director Richard Whitley on the impact of the Government shutdown on SNAP benefits for Nevadans. Proper nutrition is one component to maintaining #mentalhealth
@DhhsNevada Assemblywoman @sandra4nv asks how many Nevadans receive SNAP benefits.
Whitley response: 433,000 Nevadans receive SNAP benefits.
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For context, here's what happened in Nevada on #ElectionDay: Flipped a US Senate seat from R to D - Yes, @RosenforNevada! Kept 2 house seats for Dems. I see you @StevenHorsford and @SusieLeeNV! Elected a Dem governor for the 1st time in 20+ yrs. Governor @SteveSisolak! ... /1
Flipped almost all our constitutional offices from R to D - including our first ever African-American statewide victor. That's Lieutenant Governor, @KateMarshallNV, Attorney General, @AaronDFordNV, Treasurer, @ZConine, and Controller @cebyrnecpa. Not even close to being done. /2
Elected the first majority female state house under @JasonFrierson's leadership. 29 seats! Won in 2 competitive state senate seats with @donderoloopnv and @MelanieScheible - plus still too close in SD20 with @pazina_julie. #NVLeg 2019 will have more women than ever before. /3
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Guardianship Commission called to order. Justice Hardesty thanking Sharon Coates for admin support, Dania Reid and John Michaelson regarding the rules, Hank Cavallera and myself for mediation materials, & Mallory Nelson and Riley Wilson for reporting data. Roll called as well.
Hearing from Mallory Nelson at the 2nd Judicial District Court about latest Guardianship reporting numbers. Under age 30 represents over 30% of the caseload which is concerning and highlights the need for Supported Decision Making efforts as children near age 18.
Questions being asked about the "court appointed attorney not defined" statistic - response is that Washoe Legal is appointed in a broad way and then the specific attorney appears so that would account for that data point. Questions also about restoration of capacity data.
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