#NVLeg Watch: Democrats Work to Make Communities Safer While Lombardo Ignores Crime Victims

#NVLeg Watch: Democrats Work to Make Communities Safer While Lombardo Ignores Crime Victims

While Democrats focused on public safety and lowering costs for families this week, Governor Lombardo was in the spotlight for repeatedly lying to Nevadans and disregarding crime victims. Coming from a governor who says he’s prioritizing public safety and transparency? Yikes. Keep reading for all the highlights!

Dems Deliver

Assembly Democrats are working to lower the cost of prescription drugs and cap the price of certain drugs, following the lead of President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act.

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Medication prices could be capped under proposed Nevada bill

In the Senate, Democrats are prioritizing Nevadans’ safety by addressing the fentanyl epidemic and passing Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar’s bill to protect election workers as the MAGA GOP’s relentless assault on our democracy fuels violence toward election workers. 

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Nevada lawmakers advance dozens of bills ahead of deadline

“In the Senate, lawmakers continued to vote on bills past 9 p.m., including Senate Bill 343, a bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro that would establish the crime and related penalties for low-level fentanyl trafficking.

“Lawmakers voted to unanimously to approve Senate Bill 406, which would make it a felony for any person to threaten election workers.”

MAGA Moments

Lombardo, who campaigned on the rising crime rates under his own purview (🤔), was called out for leaving victims of crime behind in his budget this week.

Nevada Current: Lawmakers slam governor’s office for leaving budget hole in fund for crime victims

Then, Lombardo and his PAC were fact checked after lying (over and over again) about fentanyl possession in the state to score political points and to undermine the works Democrats’ are doing to curb the fentanyl epidemic.

The Nevada Independent: Fact Brief: Is possession of fentanyl a misdemeanor in Nevada?

With a month left to go, there’s a lot more to come. Stay tuned for all the updates! 



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