Economy and Jobs
As Chief of Staff for Governor Brian Sandoval, Heidi helped redesign and strengthen economic development efforts in Nevada. She is a leader our small business community can trust to have their backs. Heidi will continue to advocate for policies that generate jobs and economic opportunities for Nevadans and will continue to oppose tax increases such as the $100 million payroll tax increase on Nevada’s small businesses (SB551, 2019) and other new taxes that will punish job creators.
With Heidi leading the way, Nevada women will always have a champion in their corner. She supported the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights (SB368, 2019), protected victims of sex trafficking (SB173, 2019), and sponsored legislation to require DNA testing for sex offenders (AB105, 2009). In addition to being the only senate Republican to cross party lines and vote for the Equality (SJR2, 2017), Heidi was the lone member of her party in the senate to vote for SB233 in 2017, which gave women access to 12 months of birth control at a time.
In addition to fighting for a strong education system that equips all students with the skill and a diploma to compete in a fast-paced, technology-driven economy, Heidi supports efforts to make sure every student has access to an education that best meets their needs. She has supported increased funding for K-12 schools with accountability and for capital investment to improve and expand Washoe County schools.
Heidi cares deeply about children with disabilities and passed legislation (SB213, 2017) to give parents and guardians more say in their child’s individual education plan (IEP). She’s worked to make sure they have every opportunity to graduate by passing legislation to create more access to services for children with disabilities (SB258, 2019).
Heidi has been endorsed by the Public Safety Alliance of Nevada which is an organization representing nearly 10,000 of Nevada’s brave men and women who protect and serve our state.
Heidi’s efforts to make Nevada safer include passing legislation to make our communities safer by strengthening child luring statutes (AB72, 2007) and requiring DNA testing of convicted felons (AB105, 2009). She also proposed legislation (SB265, 2019) to ensure that when a criminal background check is run, statutorily required records on felonies, mental health adjudications and domestic violence convictions are available and accurate. The bill would have placed a needed check on the system to ensure effective background checks.
Heidi has fought to improve healthcare coverage and expand access. She supported legislation (AB170, 2019) to ensure those with pre-existing conditions are eligible for insurance coverage and sponsored important legislation to make prescription drug costs more transparent and affordable (SB539, 2017). Heidi also sponsored and passed legislation to expand early intervention services for children with autism which accelerated the growth of Registered Behavioral Technologists from 70 in 2017 to over 1,000 in 2020 (SB258, 2019).