Leaders from both parties said education was a top priority as lawmakers gather in Carson City for the 82nd biennial legislative session.
Taylor R. Avery
Taylor R. Avery covers the Nevada Legislature, state government and politics. A proud alum of the Silver State's oldest student newspaper, the Nevada Sagebrush, Taylor previously interned with the Nevada Independent, the Los Angeles Times, the Reno Gazette-Journal, USA TODAY and the Chicago Sun-Times. Born and raised in Elko, she earned degrees in journalism and political science at the University of Nevada, Reno before completing a master's degree in Public Affairs Reporting at the University of Illinois Springfield.
Assemblyman Toby Yurek, a new lawmaker from Henderson, said he looks forward to building relationships with other lawmakers during his first legislative session.
Assemblywoman Danielle Gallant, a freshman legislator from Las Vegas, said she hopes to help expand school choice in Nevada.
Assemblyman Brian Hibbetts, a new lawmaker from Las Vegas, said he hopes to improve K-12 education in the state during the upcoming legislative session.
Assemblywoman Erica Mosca, a new lawmaker from Las Vegas, hopes to bring her experience in education to the Legislature.
Assemblyman Duy Nguyen, a new lawmaker from Las Vegas, said he’s excited to bring his “unique” background to Nevada’s citizen Legislature.
Assemblyman Max Carter II, a newly elected lawmaker from east Las Vegas, hopes to reform medical debt collection during his first term in office.
Assemblyman Reuben D’Silva, a new lawmaker from east Las Vegas, said increasing funding for K-12 and higher education is his top priority.
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development is set to consider a request for new tax abatements from Tesla.
State Sen. Jeff Stone said he hopes to bring his experience from serving in the California state Senate to the Nevada Legislature.
State Sen. Julie Pazina, a newly elected lawmaker from Henderson, hopes to work on economic development and addressing the health care shortage during her first term.
Gov. Joe Lombardo’s office said Tom Burns will start his new job as executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development on Jan. 30.
Gov. Joe Lombardo touted fiscal responsibility during his first State of the State speech Monday.
The Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee allocated more than $59 million in funds towards mental health services during its August and October meetings last year.
Sen. Nicole Cannizzaro is set to introduce legislation that would codify protections for out-of-state abortion patients and healthcare providers who provide abortions.