Governor Steve Sisolak signed a bill to raise the minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2024, as well as bills aimed at fair pay for women and one to ensure all workers at companies with 50 or more employees get a week’s paid sick leave each year.
Pharmacy benefit managers — businesses that act as middlemen between drug manufacturers and pharmacies — wouldn’t be able to bar pharmacists from telling consumers about lower-cost drugs if a new bill passes.
The push to change the way Nevada employers handle the drug and prospective employees was met with significant resistance from the business community.
Natural gas utilities in Nevada could draw supply from renewable energy sources such as biogas under a measure introduced Wednesday in the Nevada Senate.
The goal is to help prevent those who use the highly criticized loans from getting trapped in a “cycle of poverty,” said the bill’s sponsor, Assemblywoman Heidi Swank, D-Las Vegas.