Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session: Week 8

Marcos Lopez

As the second month of the 2023 wraps up, Nevada Policy’s Marcos Lopez is joined by legislators and lobbyists to give an insider’s look into what’s been happening.

  • Marcos Lopez gives an update on the bills the governor introduced this week, and why passing these bills would be great for Nevada;
  • Senator Heidi Gansert discusses her Opportunity Scholarship bill and the likelihood that it will move forward this session;
  • Senator Jeff Stone explains the importance of his occupational licensing bill for increasing the number of medical professionals in Nevada; 
  • Dean Clancy from Americans for Prosperity shares why public option plans will raise healthcare costs and some better alternatives; 
  • Assemblywoman Danielle Gallant discusses the future of her bill for home-based businesses; and
  • Geoffrey Lawrence from Nevada Policy discusses the bills being pushed by public sector unions in this 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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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.