Nevada Ballot Questions Aim To Amend State Constitution

Nevada Ballot Questions Aim To Amend State Constitution

Poll worker at the Downtown Reno Library, which is serving as an early voting site, in Reno, Nev., on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Nevadans will get to vote on five ballot initiatives this election, ranging from same-sex marriages to renewable energy and voting rights, which all aim to change the state’s constitution. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck talked to Sondra Cosgrove, the president of the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Nevada, to break down the questions you can expect on your ballot. Lucia Starbuck: The first ballot question aims to remove the Board of Regents from the Nevada Constitution. Can you break down what the Board of Regents does and what this will change if the measure passes? Sondra Cosgrove: The Board of Regents are in charge of governance of our higher education system. I’m a professor at the College of Southern Nevada. So, I’ve interfaced with the Regents quite a bit. If we want to do a new degree program, if we want to build a new building, we go to the Board of Regents, and then they’re the ones that need to make sure we’re following all the laws and we’re following code. They also make sure that when we get to the legislative session, that they take all the different budget requests from all the separate institutions and they pull them all together to make sure that we’re all kind of rowing in the same direction, that we’re not inadvertently kind of stepping on each other. Ballot […]

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