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[REGIONAL NEWS] Nevada Legislature makes history as female majority takes reins

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Female lawmakers wore corsages and spoke about the importance of the shift, with women making up 50.8 percent of the representatives and senators in the state./Screenshot

 

Colorado joined Nevada as the only states with a female majority in any legislative chamber

By Sebastian Murdock | Huffpost

Five newly elected Democrats to the Nevada Senate helped take the statehouse for their party and made national history in the process.

On Monday, Nevada’s statehouse began its legislative session and became the first state in the nation to have a female-majority state legislature. Female lawmakers wore corsages and spoke about the importance of the shift, with women making up 50.8 percent of the representatives and senators in the state.

“We are going to have diversity. We are going to have diversity of thought,” Minority Whip Lisa Krasner (R) said in the Assembly chamber Monday. “We are going to have diversity of opinion. We are going to have diversity of life experiences. And so I think that is going to bring new ideas and a new way of dealing with issues, and new issues will come up just because of that diversity.”

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