Governor Steve Sisolak

Flanked by lawmakers and advocates, Governor Steve Sisolak signs AB431.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Governor Steve Sisolak has approved a measure that will restore the voting rights of thousands of ex-felons upon the completion of their sentence or parole.

 Velas y carteles de protesta se pueden ver en el suelo. Las velas deletrean "DACA".
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

El Gobernador de Nevada Steve Sisolak anunció que se unió a una petición para que el Congreso actúe por una solución permanente para beneficiarios de programas que durante años han protegido a miles de inmigrantes de la deportación y les han otorgado permisos de trabajo.

El Gobernador Steve Sisolak habla con un preso
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

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Esta nota fue traducida al español y editada para mayor claridad a partir de una versión en inglés que aparece en la página de The Nevada Independent.

Governor-elect Steve Sisolak speaks with an inmate
Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent

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Even after a push to help inmates obtain their birth certificates, more than half of the people who are released from Nevada prisons have no form of identification when they leave — and it severely hinders their chances of success in the community, the head of the Nevada Department of Corrections told lawmakers.

Krysta Scripter

When Nevada's Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak gave his State of the State address, he laid out an agenda that called for more education funding, increasing the minimum wage and implementing background checks on gun sales. Now with the session in full swing, lawmakers are turning some of that agenda into legislation. KUNR's Political Reporter Paul Boger sat down with Governor Sisolak in his office in Carson City to talk about his priorities as lawmakers get to work.

Paul Boger

Nevada's new Democratic Governor, Steve Sisolak, is calling on lawmakers to increase funding for public schools, protect the Affordable Care Act, and pass gun control measures as part of his first State of the State Address.

A shot of a buidling with a large stage and a podium full of people
Krysta Scripter

For the first time in two decades, a Democrat has assumed the highest elected office in Nevada now that Steve Sisolak has been sworn into office. As KUNR's Paul Boger reports, during his first speech as governor, Sisolak promised to improve schools, healthcare and create jobs, but, perhaps, most importantly, Sisolak also promised to build upon the foundation of his predecessor, Republican Brian Sandoval.