voting, elections

It’s 2014: On your marks, get set, GO!

Happy New Year, Sirens! Now that the confetti and champagne have been cleared away, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get down to business. We’ve got work to do Sirens! It’s an election year, baby: Get ready for another year of political ad-overload. All of Nevada’s four House seats are on the docket…

Michigan passes ‘rape insurance’ bill. So what are you going to do about it?

Abandon hope all ye who enter here: Michigan has created a new ring of hell and it is called “rape insurance.” Call this the nexus of reproductive rights and rape culture. The Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act passed yesterday by the Michigan Legislature bans all insurance plans from covering abortion unless the woman’s life is in…

Manufacturing in America: One Poutrage At A Time

Originally posted on Desert Beacon:
Welcome Nevada Governor Sandoval to the Republican manufactured poutrage factory.  [Sibelius] Oh, the horror! The Affordable Care Act is taking full effect, complete with health care insurance exchanges on which individuals who don’t have employer sponsored health insurance policies can find insurance in a private market.  That’s right — a…

Bills on the SCS radar

If you’ve been reading the Siren lately, no doubt you’ve noticed my full support of a few bills — comprehensive sex ed and marriage equality, in particular — working through the Nevada Legislature right now. But there are plenty of other bills that are on my radar, too. Breast cancer screening bill: Following the example…