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More than 3 million Americans have lost employer-based health insurance over the past two weeks; and policy analysts look to keep us healthy and financially stable.

2020Talks - April 6, 2020 


Wisconsin is planning to go ahead with primaries as usual, despite requests for a delay from the Governor, and lawsuits from voting rights advocates. There's also a judicial election, where a liberal judge is challenging the conservative incumbent.

Public News Service - NV: Livable Wages/Working Families

Tom Steyer brings his Democratic presidential campaign to Nevada this weekend, as a keynote speaker for the Progressive Summit in North Las Vegas. (Next Gen Climate)

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer will headline the 6th Annual Progressive Summit this weekend in North Las Vegas. Hundreds of attendees will also hear from surrogates for Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Erika Castro is organizing

Nevada is codifying protections for people with preexisting conditions, in case the Affordable Care Act is struck down in court. (Goir/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Starting January 1, Nevada will see big changes to its healthcare system as multiple bills from the last Legislature go into effect. The most prominent is Assembly Bill 170, which says companies that sell group insurance plans in the state can't discriminate against people with

Big changes coming to Nevada voter registration include the ability to register on Election Day, or be signed up automatically when you visit the Department of Motor Vehicles. (Marg Johnson VA/Twenty20)

LAS VEGAS - Some of the biggest names in Nevada state politics met with progressive activists and dozens of members of the public on Tuesday night to tout their victories in this year's legislative session, and discuss where they'll go from here. A lot has changed since the last session in 2017 - n

Working for peanuts? Wage-related issues, from the minimum wage and barriers to success for women and workers of color, will be hot topics at a labor forum in Las Vegas on Saturday. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Many of the heavy hitters running for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination will be on hand at a Saturday forum on labor issues in Las Vegas. Speakers at the National Forum on Wages and Working People include Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Amy Klob

Former Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed the minimum-wage bill the last time it passed, in 2017. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A bit of hope for the 12,000 Nevadans who scrape by on minimum wage – as the Speaker of the State Assembly, Jason Frierson (D-Las Vegas), introduced Assembly Bill 456 to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour – to be phased in over four years. Former Gov. Brian

At 82 minutes, President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union address was long, but the record for the longest such address is held by President Bill Clinton. (WhiteHouse.gov)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - As expected, progressive groups slammed President Donald Trump's lengthy State of the Union speech Tuesday night, calling it hypocritical and full of untruths. The president spoke at length about unity, but then railed against illegal immigration and turned the spotlight on the

Making peanuts? Progressive groups' legislative priorities this year include a higher minimum wage for Nevadans, and guaranteed sick leave for all. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS – Sick leave. Clean water. A living wage. These issues will top the list at Thursday night's Progressive State of the State address in Las Vegas. Speakers will call on state lawmakers to support paid sick leave for all Nevadans, not just those whose companies offer it. They wil

Nine Nevada organizations are joining together to host a forum next week about payday lending. (Taber Andrew Bain/Flickr)

LAS VEGAS — A free workshop in Las Vegas on Monday is aimed at educating people about the risks of payday loans. Short-term, high-interest, payday lending is prohibited in several states - and many states that do allow these loans put limits on the amount of interest that can build up on the

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