Nevada Democrats hold power as legislature starts today

Nevada Legislature building in Carson City, Nev. (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

Nevada's legislature is scheduled to begin today, marking the first state in the nation to have an overall majority female legislature.

Democrats hold control over both bodies of the legislature, with a two-thirds supermajority in the Assembly and a majority in the Senate.

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak has proposed progressive initiatives and Democratic lawmakers say they plan to revisit bills that were vetoed by past Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval after the 2017 legislative session.

A floor session for the state's Assembly is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., followed by a Senate floor session an hour later.

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