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With legislative successes, Hispanic caucus enjoying its newfound strut

By Andrew Doughman, Las Vegas Sun June 11, 2013 Denis became the state’s first Hispanic Senate majority leader and, to his knowledge, conducted the prayer preceding Senate floor sessions in Spanish for the first time in Nevada history. The Legislature hosted its first “Latino Lobby Day” this year, as well. “The tone of the session as it related to Latinos…

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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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Bill to boost insurance coverage of oral chemotherapy

By Sean Whaley, Las Vegas Review Journal May 10, 2013 …A legislative panel heard testimony Friday for a bill that would require insurance companies that provide cancer coverage to pay a bigger share of the cost of new oral chemotherapy medications. Sen. Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas, said Senate Bill 266 would let cancer patients seek the most effective treatment to…

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