The Latest: Guns, minimum wage topics in Democrats' debate


The two top Democratic candidates for Nevada governor sparred about gun control, a state minimum wage and taxpayer support for a Las Vegas stadium during a live televised debate in Las Vegas.

Chris Giunchigliani and Steve Sisolak are both Clark County commissioners vying to draw votes before the June 12 statewide party primary.

Giunchigliani goes by "Chris G." She's casts herself as more progressive than Sisolak. She said twice that she wants to focus as governor on education, and said she favors getting Nevada to a $15 per hour minimum wage.

Sisolak called for a $10 minimum wage with increases after that.

He spoke about the effect of the Las Vegas Strip shooting last year. He says he wants Nevada to enforce a background check law that passed in 2016.

Giunchigliani says $750 million in taxpayer funding for the stadium that Sisolak supports should go instead to teachers, police and firefighters.

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