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Nevada Has The Nation's Only Female-Majority Legislature. They’re Already Making Changes In The Statehouse.

Ryan Tarinelli / AP Photo

Assembly members gather before the Nevada State Assembly in Carson City, Nev., Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

Ryan Tarinelli / AP Photo

When the Nevada state Legislature begin it session this year, it became the only state where women hold the majority of seats in the statehouse.

The lawmakers — many serving in public office for the first time — have put forward a raft of bills related to issues that directly affect their female constituents. But they’re also working to change the culture of government by challenging the norms and assumptions of the “boys club” in Carson City.

Political reporter James DeHaven of the Reno Gazette Journal joins Insight to discuss the implications of Nevada’s new legislative majority. He’ll discuss the cultural and demographic changes that led to women’s electoral success, outline some of their influence on legislation and what this could mean moving forward.

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