2015 Session: Week 7 Update

We’ve now finished Week 7 of the 2015 Session! Here’s an update on what’s been happening and what to expect in the week to come in the Legislative Building:

Funding Nevada’s Future: Last Wednesday, the Senate and Assembly met together to hear a presentation and ask questions about the Governor’s proposed tax plan (Senate Bill 252). Both Houses will continue to discuss this plan and several over tax plans as we look to find the best long-term solution for education funding in the state. 

Promoting Financial Literacy in Our Schools: This week, Sen. Joyce Woodhouse presented SB 220, a bill that would expand financial literacy education in public middle schools. If passed, schools would begin exposing students to basic information about how to manage finances at a younger age. Improving education, particularly students’ long-term ability to succeed financially, is a priority in the Nevada Blueprint that Democrats announced last week. 

What to Expect in Week 8?

This week, Senate Democrats will be presenting a bill to help victims of military sexual assault, as well as continuing to consider revenue plans to raise the money needed for education and other essential services. 

Democrats will also be releasing an update on our Nevada Blueprint. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, the Blueprint is a broad-based legislative agenda to protect and expand Nevada’s middle class. 

Have you seen our Senator Spotlight? Week Seven’s Senator Spotlight was on David Parks. Stay tuned for next week’s spotlight on Pat Spearman!

 

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