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Jan 29, 2014 3:41pm

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Number of people who had purchased insurance in the Silver State Health Insurance exchange as of Nov. 13.


Nevadans who have received notices that their individual health insurance plans have been canceled because they didn’t meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act.


Number of canisters of uranium waste the U.S. Department of Energy wants to ship from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee to the Nevada National Security Site, 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

50 to 100

Number of shipments that will be made to transport all that waste.

12.9 billion

The amount — in United States dollars — of unfunded liability facing the state’s Public Employees Retirement System in fiscal year 2013, up from the $11.2 billion of unfunded liability in fiscal year 2012.


The forecast percentage of annual rate of return on investments that will ultimately save PERS and erase all of its unfunded liabilities. A higher percentage would be even better for the program, but less than 8 percent could mean red ink.


Number of calls for police service received so far this year in Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani’s District E. That’s nearly twice as many as in any other individual commission district. Giunchigliani has been a consistent “no” vote on the plan to increase the sales tax to pay for police officers.


The section of the tax code under which a new Republican voter-registration and education group, Engage Nevada, has formed. The designation allows the group to raise money without revealing its donors.

Sources: Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas Sun

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