Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session: Week 1

Marcos Lopez

Nevada’s 82nd legislative session kicked off this week in Carson City, and Nevada Policy’s Marcos Lopez was there to keep watch on legislation that may affect your liberties. During this first episode of Under the Dome, Marcos shares the most important things that happened this week in Carson City, including:

  • What Steve Yeager’s unanimous election as Speaker says about the Republican Party’s view on this legislative session;
  • The school choice policy that already seems out of reach for this session, but what we can still do to advance school choice;
  • The Governor and Treasurer Zach Conine’s proposed plans for the state’s $1.5 billion surplus, and what Nevada Policy is advocating for instead;
  • The Voter ID bill that we’re keeping a close eye on; and
  • Who the Great 8 are and why you need to keep a close eye on them this legislative session.

To keep updated throughout the week on what is happening in Carson City, visit Nevada Policy’s bill tracker at


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 Under the Dome: This Week in Carson City
An in-depth analysis of what is going on in Nevada’s government.

Produced by Nevada Policy,
featuring Nevada Policy’s Marcos Lopez.



Marcos Lopez

Marcos Lopez

Policy Fellow

Marcos Lopez serves as a Policy Fellow for Nevada Policy. For over a decade, Marcos has fought to advance free-market principles, limited government, and secure individual rights through electioneering, lobbying, and grassroots mobilization at all levels of government across nine states and Washington D.C.

Originally from Miami, Marcos moved to Nevada in 2015 and has lived in Reno and Las Vegas, where he currently resides. His main areas of focus include economic opportunity, criminal justice reform, and school choice. Marcos’ work and efforts have been recognized and featured in The New York Times, The Las Vegas Review Journal, The Nevada Independent, This is Reno, and The Nevada Current.