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Victor Joecks

Columnist
Twitter: @victorjoecks

Victor Joecks is a Review-Journal columnist who explores and explains policy issues three days a week in the Opinion section. Previously he served as the executive vice president of the Nevada Policy Research Institute. Victor is also a staff sergeant in Nevada National Guard. Originally from Washington state, Victor received his bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College.

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3 things to watch for on Legislative Session Day 3

It’s the third day of the 2017 Legislative Session. Committees are just about in full swing and Democrats’ liberal agenda is on full display, including yesterday’s introduction of a massive minimum wage increase. Here’s what to watch for today:

Bad blood in the Nevada Senate

On the first day of the 2017 Legislature, the new Democratic leaders of Nevada’s Assembly and Senate showed they’ll pursue similar agendas in much different ways.

 
State’s best-funded schools are in poorest neighborhoods

If lawmakers are serious about equity in education funding, they‘ll increase school spending in Nevada’s richest neighborhoods. The highest-income neighborhoods in Clark County receive far less school funding than poorer areas.