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With the expiration of #AB486 of the 81st Session of the #NVLeg, there is a serious eviction crisis looming in Las Vegas because those who have pending applications for rental assistance no longer are protected from being evicted, summarily or otherwise:…
Thankfully, there are several pieces of good legislation on @JosephMLombardo's desk awaiting signature that will help protect tenants and avoid this crisis.
#SB335 from @Ohrenschall4NV extends protections for tenants with pending rental assistance applications and authorizes Nevada's justice courts to create an eviction diversion program:…
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A final 🧵 on #SB1 of the 35th Special Session of the #NVLeg. We spent 8 days on the bill, along with the time spent on it during the 82nd regular session. It received three separate hearings, two of which were committees of the whole. No other bill received that type of vetting.
After favorable amendments in both the Senate & the Assembly, 38 of 63 legislators voted for it. And the Governor signed it. While I can't speak for anyone else, I voted yes because I believe the investment is worth the risk to further solidify Nevada's economic future.
This was the only realistic chance for Las Vegas to obtain an MLB franchise, which was always going to require a public private partnership. While an expansion team might have been possible, I am certain the cost would have been much higher & it would have taken many more years.
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With the more recent interest in the #NVLeg, particularly when it comes to #SB1 relating to the #Athletics, please allow me to provide some context related to the 35th Special Session and the #NVLeg generally. A 🧵:
Per the Nevada Constitution, the #NVLeg meets every other year for 120 days. We are a citizen legislature, meaning that nearly every legislator has another job. About 75% of Nevada legislators live in Las Vegas, 430 miles from the capitol in Carson City.
The drive from Las Vegas to Carson City is 7 hours. The flight from Las Vegas to Reno is about an hour and then you have to drive about 30 minutes down to Carson City. Air service between Las Vegas and Reno has been atrocious this session, with constant delays/cancellations.
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🚨 🧵 #nvleg

#SB419 5/25/23 hrg contained 2 🔑 components:

1) Expand prenatal/postpartum Medicaid coverage to 🤰🏻regardless of immigration status.

2) Establish a centralized state health records database, to include penalties on providers who refuse to participate.

@fabiandonate, HHS Cmte chair presented “NV Health Opportunity & Expansion Act (HOPE Act) w “co-presenter” LV Sunrise Hospital CEO Todd Sklamberg, who reported his facility has rec’d 770 drop in OB pts, 50% of the total this year.…

The fiscal note estimates ⬆️ coverage to cost up to $20,000,000+, to start.

@fabiandonate opined:

“…in good faith I could not introduce a bill that would not help my family members…”

He further referred to legis passed in OTHER states.


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No more excuses!

Read the whole thread to understand how CCSD has been driving #NVed in the WRONG direction

We'll review where we've come from and how we've gotten all turned around
- New national data
- Updated teacher exodus data
And More!

#Nved #NVLeg Image
This morning’s NY Times referenced data from The Educational Opportunity Project

They've charted the change in average reading scores since the pandemic

Each dot is a school district

Higher dot, reading performance improved.
Lower dot, reading performance worsened. Image

The highlighted bubbles represent the 10 largest districts in the US (NY did not have data)

Higher bubbles = Students have done better in reading since the pandemic

Lower bubbles = Students have done worse in reading since the pandemic

Guess which one is Clark County… Image
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Good evening, everyone! Are we ready to see how poorly ESPs are paid in @ClarkCountySch?

Tonight, I will be posting back to back in one thread, this is 1/.
.@ClarkCountySch starting pay: Para-Pro Tutor I (+Avid) $12/hr, Para-Pro Tutor II (+Avid) $15/hr, Para-Pro Tutor III (+Avid) $18/hr, Para-Pro Instructional Tech Lab Aide $17.84/hr, Parent/Guardian Mentor $14.66/hr, Peer Recovery Specialist $17.84/hr 2/
Personnel Assist (+Bilingual) $16.98/hr, Personnel Paydata Specialist $18.72/hr, Pricing Clerk $16.98/hr, Principal Operations Support Clerk $16.18/hr, Psychological Services Assistant $18.72/hr, Records Processor $16.18/hr, Registrar I $15.38/hr, Registrar II $16.18/hr, 3/
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For decades, Nevada severely underfunded education, while educators in districts struggled to hold it together. #nvleg
Then the pandemic hit and exposed and worsened the crisis in Nevada schools. Low pay and morale resulted in record numbers of educator departures. Already overcrowded classrooms were doubled and tripled up. Bus routes were canceled, stranding students for hours.
Educators across the state called out for help. A year ago, @NSEAOnline launched #TimeFor20 for a 20% raise, at least $20/hr for those who make schools run, and average class sizes of 20 students— what educators believe is needed to give schools a chance to succeed.
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I'm working on updating our legislative story shortly (busy evening)
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New results in Clark County mean that it's time for an update on what's happening in #nvleg races:

Overall, we're seeing Democrats increasing their leads in these races, including:

#SD8, where @donderoloopnv has pulled ahead of @paulos4nevada by 325 votes
@donderoloopnv @paulos4nevada Other remaining Senate races:

#SD9, where @MelanieScheible has increased her lead over Tina Brown to 2,453 votes (about 6 pts)

#SD12, where @pazina_julie has increased her lead over Cherlyn Arrington to 1,970 votes (about 4 pts)
@donderoloopnv @paulos4nevada @MelanieScheible @pazina_julie Now for the Assembly:

#AD5 - @BrittMiller4AD5 (D) maintains her lead over Kelly Quinn (R) with by 1,374 votes (more than 6 pts)
#AD9 - @SteveYeagerNV (D) has increased his lead over Ryan Fleming (R) by 1,192 votes (5.5 pts)
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NEW batch of mail ballot results from Washoe County just dropped! Looks to be about 18,400 total.

Follow for updates ⬇️
Cortez Masto 50.1%
Laxalt 47.2%

Cortez Masto picks up 4,600 votes in Washoe batch

Sisolak now LEADS in Washoe with 48.3%
Lombardo 48.1%

Sisolak picks up just over 4,000 votes in this batch
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Looks like they've stopped processing mail ballots at the Washoe registrar's office for the night, meaning our batch of results should be coming soon. Updates to follow
By soon, I obviously meant around 2 hours 🫠 Updated results will be posted here sometime tonight:
We have updated results! This batch includes 20,600+ mail ballots
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Good morning! Here’s a quick 🧵on the state of play in #nvleg after last night’s election results (caveat that there’s still a lot of mail ballots to process in Clark + Washoe).

Coming into the midterms, Assembly is 26D-16R and Senate is 12D-9R.
Of 11 Senate races on the 2022 ballot, Dems and GOP can count on winning 4 races each (SD2, SD10, SD13, SD21 for Dems, SD14, SD16, SD17, SD20 for GOP).

There are 10 senate seats not on ballot -Dems control 6 seats, GOP controls 4.
The remaining three Senate seats (all in Clark County) are all very close and represent the difference between GOP control (11R-10D) or continued Dem majority just short of supermajority (13D-8R).
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Good morning from snowy northern Nevada! No new results were posted between 2:30 am and now (thankfully 🙏🏼) but we’re expecting a lot of mail to be processed and counted today. Follow for updates 🧵 Image
The Associated Press has called #NV02 for incumbent Republican Mark Amodei. He easily defeated long shot candidate Elizabeth Mercedes Krause to win a 7th term…
Eddie Lorton, challenger to Hillary Schieve in the Reno mayor’s race, trails by ~7k votes and posted this update on Facebook this morning.

“Please pray that we can overcome … Hope for a miracle in our City.” ImageImage
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Here is a thread featuring some of the #nvleg highlights from Washoe County (so far)...
In #AD25, Democrat Selena La Rue Hatch is leading her opponent Republican Sam Kumar. This is a lean-blue district, formally held by Republican Jill Tolles.
In #AD30, incumbent Democrat Natha Anderson is leading against Republican Ricci Rodriguez-Elkins (this is a solidly blue district)
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If you're watching #nvleg races, here's a quick thread with some of the initial Clark County results:
In Senate District 2, it looks like Democrat Edgar Flores is leading his Republican opponent Leo Henderson (it's a solidly blue district):
In the competitive #SD8 Sen. Marilyn Dondero Loop is ahead of her Republican opponent Joey Paulos (the district is a lean blue, BUT this is a very competitive race).
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Good morning, I wanted to take a moment to update you all on where we are with the status of COVID-19 in our communities. You can follow my live press conference on my YouTube channel here:…
We have seen a rapid decline in case numbers, coupled with declining hospitalizations, a drop in #COVID19 detected in wastewater, a broader availability of testing, and an increase in available treatments.
We reported our first Omicron case two months ago. Nevada recorded our single highest day of new cases on January 10 with 7,865 cases. We’re currently averaging around 1,280 cases per day.
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18 months ago, CCSD received this report about special education in the Las Vegas Valley. It is damning, finding racial disparities, inadequate curriculum, teacher qualifications and funding, and organizational problems. THREAD 1/x… Image
Before highlighting some key failures, the elephant in the room: @GovSisolak and #NVLEG have not provided adequate funding for schools. They should not campaign on having fixed it (they haven’t). Nor should anyone criticize them without supporting the necessary taxes. 2/x Image
Inadequate funding means bloated class sizes, lower salaries for frontline staff, chronic staff vacancies, and (likely) more difficulty attracting and retaining the highly skilled educators who are desperately needed. It makes everything else harder, if not impossible. 2/x
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Today, I was proud to see the first meeting of the State Infrastructure Bank Board take place.

This State-led initiative aims at providing fast-track, much-needed infrastructure projects across the State and create thousands of good-paying jobs right here in Nevada.
I would like to thank Treasurer @Zconine, @NevGOE Director @davidbobzien, @DiversifyNevada Director Michael Brown, @NevadaDBI Director Terry J. Reynolds, & @Nevadadot Director Kristina Sallow for their continued leadership & for making today’s meeting possible.
I first called for the creation of this State Infrastructure Bank during my #NVSOTS & thanks to the passing of #SB430 by the #NVLeg, we have further facilitated our ability to invest in our infrastructure and create real jobs for real Nevadans.
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New: A federal district court judge has denied a preliminary injunction motion that aimed to block implementation of Nevada's new law banning 'ghost guns' / manufacture of firearms w/out serial numbers. The bill, AB286, was approved during the 2021 #nvleg & signed by @GovSisolak Image
@GovSisolak Some background on the lawsuit, from @JamesDeHaven…
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Thread: When everyone celebrated the $500 million “increase” for #NVed K-12, we started crunching numbers. When the budget bill showed discrepancies we started to investigate. In the end, we have concerns over the proposed per-pupil funding outcomes. 1/4
It’s important to clearly communicate funding details and help manage expectations. So far it seems the $500 million is mostly a RESTORATION of cuts which is important, but people need to know schools are NOT receiving a “huge” increase in funding. So we have questions: 2/4
Q1: Do all the budget items that make up the Total Public Support in the K-12 funding bill match the budget items in the 2019 funding bill? If so, why is there a decrease in funding? If not, why is the bill language identical? 3/4
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Thx to @TishJames, we were just delivered news of a MAJOR legal win against the NRA.

Meanwhile, *right now* @bradybuzz leaders are testifying for vital gun violence prevention bills in both Colorado and Nevada.

Naturally, the NRA is opposing both of these bills.

The Colorado bill (SB 21-256) would empower localities to adopt gun safety measures that meet the needs of their own local communities.

That's common-sense. It's exactly what local govts should do, esp in the face of CO's gun suicide crisis.

But the NRA thinks it's "confusing."
Right now, Coloradan & gun violence survivor @MaishaFields is testifying in support of this crucial gun violence prevention bill.

Major urban areas here in CO have seen astronomical spikes in gun violence. Coloradans need sensible and lifesaving solutions, like SB 21-256. #COleg
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GREAT NEWS: Amid growing threats around homemade "ghost guns," both California AND Nevada just advanced bills to prevent the dangerous spread of these untraceable & unregulated firearms.

Thank you to @sandra4nv, @AsmCottie, @ca_brady & Brady Nevada! #EndGunViolence #CAleg #NVLeg
More on the California ghost gun bill here, led by @AsmCottie.

“If it looks like a gun, and shoot like a gun, it’s a gun. Closing [the ghost gun] loophole is simple common sense.” #CAleg @ca_brady @bradybuzz…
And here is the crucial Nevada bill, led by October 1 survivor @sandra4nv.

“What we want to do is make sure that we’re closing that loophole. That we’re not allowing someone who can’t pass a background check the ability to purchase a ghost gun.” #NVleg…
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Assembly Judiciary Committee is hearing #AB395, which abolishes the death penalty in Nevada, converts all existing death sentences to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Still an open question whether this has sufficient support to pass.

Bill presenter @SteveYeagerNV urges #nvleg to put aside their personal feelings about the death penalty and see this as a policy question. He thinks testimony will demonstrate it is costly, ineffective, retraumatizes family, convicts the innocent and has a regional bias.
@SteveYeagerNV Tom Viloria, a former prosecutor in Northern Nevada, says he used to support the death penalty. But he observed that often it's just one prosecutor who knows the full facts of the case, and choice to pursue death penalty could be tainted by desire to be "hard-nosed bulldog"
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If you believe in following laws & rules, boy have we got someone for you to hold accountable.

Start by reading this:…

It shows some of the overwhelming evidence gathered that CCSD is willfully infringing on our copyrights & violating the reorg law
Re: Copyright Infringements

CCSD central office sent staff to schools we work w/ demanding to see our product.

They went through our whole product taking recordings.

Look at what CCSD’s chronic absenteeism chart looked like prior to and after copying our product.
Re: Violating the Reorg Law

Multiple schools put Data Insight Partners / MyEducationData into their School Performance Plan for the 20-21 school yr, in compliance w/ the law

Only to be blocked by central office w/ no reason given despite us working w/ schools the last 3 yrs
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