CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Democrats in the Nevada Assembly will
introduce five proposals during next year's legislative session that they say will help create jobs and attract new businesses to the state.
Topping the list is expanding the "Nevada Jobs First" legislation passed last year. That law gives contractors a bidding preference on public works projects if at least half their workers and materials come from Nevada. The new proposal would necessitate those requirements instead of making them a bidding preference.
Another idea is for businesses to team up with the state's higher education system and invest in programs to train the types of workers they need.
Other measures include establishing online marketing data to help small businesses, making vacant state buildings and land available for economic development, and streamlining application and permitting processes.