R-C Morning Report

The real question today is whether Senate Bill 510, which would regulate how counties enact growth ordinances is dead today, or only just mostly dead. It's received a notice of eligibility because it has an impact on state finances. That means it may get a ride to the State Finance Committee. The Government Affairs Committee, which originated the bill meets today for a work session, but does not have the bill on its agenda. Most of the people we've talked to about this bill believe it will die in committee and will return in another form at a later date. That means Douglas is clear to enact its ordinance in the coming months without state interference. Maybe. After all, it is Friday the 13th

It's clear and cool out with the temperature in Genoa at 23 degrees. Our little storm didn't leave much more than a frosting at the lower elevations, but it brought nearly a half foot of snow to the Sierra above Carson Valley. And it looks like more is on the way. There's a chance of rain on Saturday with a chance of snow as the temperatures cool overnight. The sun will come back out on Sunday, but it will be cooler with the highs hanging around 60.

In a report to the Board of Regents, it was reported that only 1 in 10 Nevada ninth-graders go on to obtain a degree. That may be true, or it may not be. In reality no one knows how many Nevada high school students attend and graduate from college. That's because most Nevada high schools don't track that information. All we really know is the number of Nevada college and university graduates who spent their freshman year in high school inside the state. And in Nevada seven years of population change is a lot. Half a million people have moved here since the Census was taken, the time it would take a ninth grader to graduate from high school and attend four years of college. Perhaps it would be a good idea to mandate that high schools track how many of their students go to college, before we make decisions based on statistics with a sketchy background.


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