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Lawmakers Pass Mining Tax, Election Reforms And More On Final Day Of Session

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The 2021 legislative session wrapped up Monday just after midnight.

 

Lawmakers passed a new tax on mining, expanded voting access and approved a slate of criminal justice reforms. But what about the bills that didn’t make it through?

 

And how did they get a mining tax increase across the finish line, after decades of failed attempts?

Steve Sebelius, government and politics editor,  Las Vegas Review-Journal;  Bert Johnson, legislative reporter, KNPR

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Bert is a reporter and producer based in Reno, where he covers the state legislature and stories that resonate across Nevada. He began his career in journalism after studying abroad during the summer of 2011 in Egypt, during the Arab Spring. Before he joined Nevada Public Radio and Capital Public Radio, Bert was a contributor at KQED and the Sacramento News & Review. He was also a photographer, video editor and digital producer at the East Bay Express.