Nicole Cannizzaro

The bipartisan group of female lawmakers in the Nevada Legislature.
Nevada's Legislative Councel Bureau

This week marks the 100th anniversary of Congress passing the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Now, a century later, the nation's first female-majority legislature has wrapped up their work in Carson City, Nevada.

Lawmakers in Nevada are advancing legislation that would, among other things, increase the state's minimum wage, decriminalize abortion and require utility providers to get at least 50 percent of their energy from renewable sources. 

The Nevada Legislative Building
Jana Sayson / KUNR

The 2019 Nevada Legislature had a bit of a shake-up last week when Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson resigned from office. To talk about his resignation and other news from the legislature, KUNR’s Political Reporter Paul Boger spoke with Morning Edition Host Bree Zender to talk about the latest from Carson City.