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Senator Aaron Ford delivered the Democratic response to Governor Sandoval's State of the State Address on Tuesday night.

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The Nevada Legislature on Monday pushed forward with a bill to allocate $25 million in new money to UNLV’s fledgling medical school, contingent upon getting a private donor to match the state funding.

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With student loan debt on the rise, student loan refinancing has become a popular topic, with many borrowers looking to find ways to reduce their interest rates and save money. Student loan refinancing is a way that a person with student loan debt can obtain a lower interest rate on their student loans, often reducing their overall interest rate — and the amount that they pay on their loan.

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A bill from state Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford that would refinance certain student loans met with no opposition Monday during a Government Affairs Committee meeting.

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Nevada, with little fanfare or notice, is inching toward a massive health insurance expansion — one that would give the state’s 2.8 million residents access to a public health insurance option.

The Nevada legislature passed a bill Friday that would allow anyone to buy into Medicaid, the public program that covers low-income Americans. It would be the first state to open the government-run program to all residents, regardless of their income or health status.

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The U.S. health-care system is, to put it mildly, in a state of flux. The complex system of near-universal access to public and private health insurance created by the Affordable Care Act is being threatened internally by declining insurer participation and externally by the slow-motion riot of Republican plans to repeal and replace it. 

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Under new legislation, storage dispatched at peak times will count double for the RPS. Nevada jumped to the vanguard of energy storage policy after passing a revision to its state renewable energy targets.

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Some of Nevada's largest solar installation companies plan to resume doing business in the state. For the past year-and-a-half Tesla (formerly SolarCity) and Sunrun stopped seeking new customers in this sunny part of the country because the state's Public Utilities Commission chose to phase out incentives for homeowners who install rooftop solar panels.

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