Opportunity Scholarships

Lawmakers hold a "behind-the-bar" committee meeting as the last day of the legislative session quickly approaches.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

At midnight, Nevada’s 2019 legislative session will be over. But even though there are less than 24 hours until sine die, lawmakers still have a lot left on their agenda. To discuss the latest from the Capital City, we turn to KUNR’s Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger.

Students and supporters rally on the steps of the Capitol during National School Choice Week.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

There are more than 2,300 students currently enrolled in Nevada’s Educational Choice Scholarship Program, otherwise known as Opportunity Scholarships. It gives students from low and middle-income families aid to help pay tuition at qualified private K-12 schools. While the program has remained popular since its inception, Democratic leaders are considering a measure that would cap the program at current levels.

Lawmakers in Carson sit, listening to committee hearings on hundreds of pieces of legislation.
Jana Sayson / KUNR Public Radio

Nevada’s 2019 Legislative Session is halfway over, and with less than 60 days left in the 120-day session, lawmakers still have a lot of work to do. To get the latest from Carson City, KUNR’s News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Political Reporter Paul Boger.