May 1, 2019
01 May 2019

Political Update – May 1, 2019


NV Assembly rolls back prevailing wage changes approved by 2015 legislature 

Geoff Dornan
Nevada Appeal

April 30, 2019

On a party line vote, the Nevada Assembly on Monday, April 29, adopting a bill rolling the changes to state;s prevailing wage statutes made by the Republican-dominated legislature four years ago.

The Republican bill OK’d in 2015 raised the amount of a construction project needed to trigger prevailing wage requirements from $100,000 to $250,000, while cutting the prevailing wage by 10 percent for public school and university projects.

The new legislation, Assembly Bill 136, changed both those standards back to what they were four years ago.

Assemblyman Skip Daly, D-Sparks, said the prevailing wage is designed to protect wages and work conditions and protect against unfair competition.

But Assemblyman Greg Hafen, R-Pahrump, argued AB136 will add millions to the cost of building public and charter schools. He said the fiscal notes put on the bill by school districts total some $35 million.

He was joined by Alexis Hansen, R-Sparks, who said it would add 25 percent to the cost of new schools.

The bill passed 28-12, with two members absent, and ordered to the Senate.


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“Needless to say, legislators should not be passing any law — let alone one that makes government less transparent — based on deception and misinformation.” Michael Schaus & ​​​​Robert Fellner,
Nevada Policy Research Institute

Lobbyist’s false testimony crucial in moving anti-transparency bill forward

Michael Schaus &
Robert Fellner
Nevada Policy Research Institute

April 22, 2019

To justify the “PERS secrecy” bill, lobbyist Marlene Lockard relied almost entirely on known falsehoods in her official testimony to lawmakers.

Because state law makes it a crime to knowingly misrepresent any fact when testifying before a legislative committee, Nevada Policy recently filed a legal complaint with Legislative Counsel Bureau Director Rick Combs and the attorney general’s office.

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