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Rosen Addresses Joint Session Of Nevada Legislature

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen told Nevada legislators there is no issue that affects state residents more than health care.

 

The Democrat made the comment during a joint session of the Nevada Senate and Assembly on Monday. She says Nevada ranks near the bottom in access to care, in part due to a physician shortage that particularly affects rural areas.

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Rosen also urged transparency for drug pricing, saying that "no person should be forced to decide between paying their bills or paying for their life-saving medication."

 

She also thanked Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak and lawmakers for prioritizing the push to give state workers the ability to collectively bargain.

 

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The U.S. Senator also condemned the secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium from South Carolina to a nuclear security site in Nevada.