Megan Messerly

Representantes estatales en las cámaras de la Asamblea.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

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Un proyecto de ley que elevará el salario mínimo a $12 dólares para 2024 técnicamente entró en vigor el 1 de julio de 2019, aunque el primer aumento salarial inició el miércoles el 1 de julio de 2020.

Otras iniciativas que también iniciaron el 1 de julio buscan reducir la violencia en el lugar de trabajo, en hospitales y centros psiquiátricos, y aumentar el requisito del promedio de calificaciones GPA para la Beca Millennium.

Este es un resumen de algunas de esas leyes.

State representatives sitting in the Assembly Chambers.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

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Laws implementing a wide range of criminal justice reforms, establishing a state board responsible for regulating marijuana and creating a payday loan database took effect July 1, more than a year after the 2019 legislative session ended.

Una recepcionista que registra a un paciente en el consultorio de un médico.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

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La mayoría de los médicos de Nevada creen que podrán mantener sus puertas abiertas solo entre dos y seis meses más, a menos que el volumen de pacientes que regresen a sus consultorios aumente significativamente, según una nueva encuesta de la Asociación Médica Estadounidense.

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Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

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A majority of Nevada doctors believe they can only keep their doors open for another two to six months unless the volume of patients trickling back into their offices significantly increases, according to a new survey from the American Medical Association.

Television screens at a Las Vegas bar display Sanders speaking to a crowd, with the headline, "Breaking News: Sanders Addresses Supporters; CNN Projects He Wins Nevada."
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders notched a decisive victory in Nevada’s presidential caucus on Saturday, cementing his frontrunner status and paving a clear road heading into South Carolina’s primary next week and Super Tuesday soon after.

Las pantallas de televisión de un bar de Las Vegas muestran "Noticias de última hora": Sanders se dirige a sus seguidores; CNN proyecta que gana Nevada".
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

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El Senador de Vermont Bernie Sanders ganó el caucus presidencial de Nevada este sábado, cuatro años después de perder al estado por un margen muy cerrado durante su primera candidatura para el cargo más alto de la nación.

VIDEO: ¿Cómo Funciona El Caucus?

Feb 19, 2020
Personas en un evento de campaña de la presidencia.
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

El Día del Caucus Demócrata en Nevada tendrá lugar el sábado 22 de febrero y los participantes podrán votar en persona.

"It does seem... that [Biden] and [Sanders] are out in front, but a lot can change... before we get to Nevada," Messerly said.
Paul Boger / KUNR

There’s officially less than one month until Democratic voters across the Silver State are expected to come together to select their party’s preferred candidate for president. But with only 31 days until the Nevada caucus, some presidential hopefuls still have a lot of work to do if they hope to win the First in the West contest. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke to Megan Messerly, The Nevada Independent’s lead 2020 reporter, to help break down the race so far.

Voters stand in front of a voting machine.
Jacob Solis / KUNR Public Radio

There’s still a little more than six months until Nevada’s Democratic Caucus, but already candidates have crisscrossed the state drumming up support wherever they can. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Megan Messerly, the lead 2020 reporter for the Nevada Independent, to get the latest on the campaigns and to find out what they must do to carry the Silver State.

A stethoscope on a desk
Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Lawmakers in Nevada passed a number of bills aimed at improving the state's healthcare system this session. To help break some of it down, KUNR's Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger sat down with Megan Messerly, a healthcare reporter with The Nevada Independent to discuss some of those new laws.

Megan Messerly / Las Vegas Sun

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won Nevada at Saturday's state Democratic convention in Las Vegas. Of the 35 pledged delegates that Nevada will send to the National Convention this summer, 20 will support Clinton and 15 will support Bernie Sanders. 

That's because slightly more delegates showed up at this weekend's event in support of Clinton.

Megan Messerly, a political reporter for the Las Vegas Sun, covered the event where tensions were running high.