3 things to watch on day 96 of the Nevada Legislature

Here are three things to watch on day 96 of the 2017 legislative session:

1. ESAs. Democrats don’t want to talk about Education Savings Accounts, but the funding for ESAs will be heard in both Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means as part of scheduled budget closings.

2. Paid sick leave. Private employers with more than 50 workers would have to provide paid sick leave under Senate Bill 196. The proposal by Sen. Majority Leader Aaron Ford, D-Las Vegas, is up in Assembly Commerce and Labor.

3. Purchasing Medicaid. Assemblyman Michael Sprinkle, D-Sparks, wants Nevadans to be able to buy Medicaid coverage on the Silver State Exchange. Medicaid would compete with private insurers, with losses backstopped by taxpayers. Assembly Bill 374 is in Assembly Health and Human Services.

Contact Victor Joecks at vjoecks@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4698. Follow @victorjoecks on Twitter.

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