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Nevada State Senate Majority Leader Moises Denis Statement on Asssemblyman Jim Wheeler’s Slavery Comments

Nevada State Senate Majority Leader Moises Denis issued the following statement in response to the controversy surrounding Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler’s public comments on the issue of slavery. “I am deeply disturbed by the comments made by Assemblyman Wheeler stating he would vote to reinstitute slavery if a majority of his constituents were in favor. This kind of rhetoric is unacceptable…

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Majority Leader Denis Statement on the End of the Republican Shutdown

Las Vegas, NV –  Nevada Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis released the following statement in response to the Republican shutdown finally coming to an end last night: “I am thankful that Washington Republicans finally listened to reason and accepted the compromise negotiated by Senator Reid yesterday.  Thanks to Senator Reid, furloughed workers are going back on the job, Nevada’s national…

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Legislators Stress State Priorities During White House Meeting on Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C.–State legislators encouraged officials to consider the fiscal impact on states during a meeting on federal immigration reform at the White House Thursday. State senators Mo Denis (D), Majority Leader of Nevada, and Curt Bramble (R), Senate President Pro Tem of Utah, spearheaded the meeting on behalf of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Task Force on Immigration…

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Senator Denis Statement on Governor Sandoval Signing ELL Program Legislation

Las Vegas-Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis issued the following statement following Governor Sandoval’s formal signature of Senate Bill 504: Many Nevadans struggle everyday in our schools because our state lacks a fully funded English Language Leaner (ELL) program.   As someone who could have benefited from this type of program, I understand how difficult it can be to learn the fundamentals…

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Senate Democrats To Introduce Education Funding Proposal

Carson City- Today, during Senate Floor Session, the Democratic Caucus will introduce a bill that would immediately fund reduced class sizes, ELL, read by 3, full day kindergarten and pre-k programs.   The proposal calls for an increase in the state Modified Business Tax (MBT) for larger companies, with mining corporations specifically paying the most of those whose MBT is increasing.  They noted…

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