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BOB BROWN: It’s not just about the paycheck

Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act allows community rehabilitation programs such as Opportunity Village to pay individuals with severe disabilities less than the minimum wage if their disability impedes their productivity. Section 14(c) is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, which certifies and manages the program. Nearly 500,000 people with severe disabilities receive special minimum wages nationally, including my daughter.

SHERMAN FREDERICK: Discrimination fells conservatives

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force could not have been more right when it issued this statement after last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas: “Learning with people from different backgrounds and perspectives benefits all students, our workforce and our nation.”

EDITORIAL: Employee freedom

National Employee Freedom Week wrapped up Saturday. What just a year ago was a modest local effort has extended nationwide, thanks to the Nevada Policy Research Institute.

GLENN COOK: As English Language Learning goes, so goes Nevada

At the intersection of immigration, tax, economic development and education policy is Nevada’s most important issue: English Language Learning in the Clark County School District.

EDITORIAL: Risky LVCVA deal bad precedent

The Great Recession provided many enduring lessons for local governments. Foremost among them: Long-term contracts that provide guaranteed annual pay raises to employees are a bad deal for taxpayers.

STEVE SEBELIUS: Gov. Veto? Not quite

Gov. Brian Sandoval has always benefitted by comparisons to his predecessor.

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