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NV Progressive Group Releases 2021 Legislative Scorecard

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Thursday, June 24, 2021   

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Progressive groups in Nevada are holding an online summit tonight to marshal their forces for the next round of policy battles - and highlight the wins and losses in the 2021 legislative session.

Battle Born Progress also is releasing its 2021 scorecard that lets voters know how state lawmakers voted on range of progressive issues such as the ban on ghost guns and the creation of a public health-care option in the Silver State.

Brian Lee is executive director of the Nevada State Education Association and board president of Battle Born Progress.

"The most important gain from this session has to do with expanding access to the polls and making vote by mail permanent," said Lee, "thus allowing the 2023 Legislature to be better reflective of the true voice of Nevadans. "

This session, all Democrats voted for progressive priorities between 94% and 100% of the time. No Republican scored above 54%. You can find the scorecard at NVProgressReport.com.

Lee said progressives made important gains this year but much remains to be done to prepare for the next legislative session in 2023.

"We were unsuccessful on getting rid of the death penalty," said Lee. "That will be coming back. We were successful on mining taxes but that was what we see as a down payment towards future taxes to go to education."

To check out the online summit, find a link to register on the Battle Born Progress Facebook page.




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