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A Look Back At Nevada's Recent Housing Legislation


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The Nevada legislature just finished its 2019 session and it was ambitiousLawmakers addressed gun control, criminal justice reform and education. But perhaps one of the most pressing issues was housing. 

Legislators introduced bills to incentivize affordable housing construction, give greater protections to tenants and grant local governments the authority to pass their own housing policy, among others. 


State senators Julia Ratti and Yvanna Cancela both served on the Interim Committee to Study Issues Regarding Affordable Housing, which produced most of the new housing-related policiesThey join State of Nevada to discuss the housing bills they sponsored -- both those that passed and those that didn't. 

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Reno Gazette-Journal political reporter James DeHaven published a summary of this year's housing bills. He'll explain what he learned about the negotiations behind them all.


Sen. Julia Ratti, director, Interim Committee to Study Issues Regarding Affordable Housing; Sen. Yvanna Cancela, member, Interim Committee to Study Issues Regarding Affordable Housing; James DeHaven, politics reporter, Reno Gazette-Journal

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