This has been quite the week. On Tuesday, a local TV news outlet in Las Vegas ran a report that Nevada teachers are considering going on an illegal strike if they don’t get a 3 percent raise Governor Sisolak promised them earlier this year.
There is no hearing for the pay raise scheduled as of yet.
However, the very next day, Senate Democrats held a hearing to give themselves a 150 percent pay raise as well as increasing the number of days the legislature is in session from 120 days over two years to 150.
Clearly it is more of a priority for Democrats to take care of themselves.
Not to be outdone in the lunacy department, Assembly Democrats took up their bill to make Nevada a Sanctuary State yesterday.
We turned out a historic number of Nevadans outraged at this dangerous proposal. Testifier after testifier spoke out against making Nevada a less safe place to live and raise a family.
I want to thank all of those who joined us to fight this bill. While our work is not done, Democrats in Carson City now know passing this treacherous proposal won’t be easy.
The next big fight on our hands will take place Monday when Assembly Democrats hold a hearing on their omnibus gun bill.
Their gun grab legislation would criminalize firearm modifications with language even more broad and overreaching than existing federal regulations. It could potentially criminalize firearm modifications such as competition triggers or ergonomic changes that are commonly done by law-abiding gun owners to make their firearms more suitable for self-defense, competition, hunting, or even overcoming disability.
It would criminalize gun owners by dictating how they can store a firearm in their own home, and also expands the ability for local governments to create “gun-free zones.”
Seriously, this legislation disarms law-abiding citizens and leaves them defenseless against criminals that ignore such restrictions.
The hearing on their gun grab legislation is on Monday, April 1 at 8:00 a.m. in room 4100 of the Legislative Building in Carson City. If you’d like to testify in Southern Nevada, you can do so via videoconference in room 4401 in the Grant Sawyer Building.
If you plan to testify at this hearing, email me at email@example.com or call me on my cell phone at 515-512-0858.
Democrats in Carson City have spent more time attacking our Second Amendment rights than they have on anything else this session. We need to fight back.
Please join us in testifying at this hearing on Monday morning at 8:00 a.m.
On Your Radar…
AB 456: Revises provisions governing the minimum wage required to be paid to employees in private employment in this State. (BDR 53-1104): AN ACT relating to employment; requiring certain increases in the minimum wage paid to employees in private employment in this State; revising provisions governing a civil action brought by an employee whose employer violates the requirement to pay the minimum wage; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
This bill would gradually increase the minimum wage in Nevada to $12/hour, reaching the goal in 2024. This bill would cause great harm to our small business owners in rural Nevada.
There is no hearing for this bill scheduled yet, but once there is, I will be sure to let you know.
If there are any other urgent matters before my next update, I will be sure to let you know. In the meantime, please forward this email to your fellow Nevada Republicans. It is crucial we keep people updated on what is going on in Carson City if we are going to ensure Republican voices are heard during the legislative session.
Thanks for all you do,
Legislative Affairs Director, Nevada Republican Party