There came a time during the Assembly Judiciary Committee’s hearing Monday when Las Vegas Republican Michele Fiore wondered — out loud — why it was that county sheriffs weren’t arresting federal law enforcement officers (she called them “thugs”) for impersonating police officers.
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A bill approved by the state Senate today 14-5 got more Democratic votes than it would have otherwise because of a willingness to compromise on both sides.
After Steven Horsford’s surprising loss to Republican Cresent Hardy last year, the ousted Democratic representative said he would go on a listening tour to find out why 4th Congressional District voters decided they wanted change.
A hearing over a pair of voter ID laws descended into craziness on Tuesday.
As the deadline for introduction of bills nears, the Nevada Legislature gives itself an extra day to come up with proposed laws. But some of the ideas to amend the Constitution should be cause for concern.
Here we go again.
It looks like we’ll be voting on gun background checks and legalizing recreational marijuana.
The board of directors Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance today voted to endorse “in concept” the idea of transforming the state’s business license fee into a progressive fee based on gross receipts.
A bill, co-sponsored by Nevada’s Dean Heller, would recognize state medical marijuana programs and free patients from fear of federal punishment.
It was segregationist Alabama Gov. George Wallace who declared during the 1968 presidential campaign that “there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the Republicans and the Democrats.”
Nevada’s legislative Democrats unveiled an ambitious agenda of policy ideas today, but the chances of most of them getting through the Republican-controlled Legislature are slim.
A bill heard in a Senate committee today would make it much harder to bring a class-action lawsuit for failure to pay constitutionally mandated minimum wages in Nevada.
Nevada Democrats reportedly will unveil a tax-and-policy agenda this week, but time is getting short and alternatives are scarce as we’ve put nearly a third of the 2015 session behind us.
It’s not exaggerating by too much to say Las Vegas streets and freeways are blood-soaked killing fields through which the Grim Reaper drunk-drives his Chevy Corvair while texting, eating lunch, changing the radio station and sharpening his scythe.
At the start of this week’s hearing on the Shield Public Records from the Prying Eyes of the Public and Press Act of 2015 (not its real name), the chief lobbyist for the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities made a little funny.
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance failed this week to take a vote on endorsing a tax plan. A spokesman says the group is still studying tax options.
If you were a little confused Tuesday about the fate of a bill that would allow the Clark County School District to get to work building badly needed new schools, don’t be embarrassed. You were not alone.
Recall proponents aiming at John Hambrick are seeking to punish him for crimes he’s yet to commit.
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is meeting Tuesday morning to review several tax studies, and may endorse one of them.
Everybody agrees that stopping sexual assault on campus is an urgent priority.
Toward the middle of Thursday’s long Assembly Government Affairs Committee hearing on a bill to build schools but not pay prevailing wages for school construction, Minority Leader Marilyn Kirkpatrick said what was on a lot of people’s minds.
Debate over a gun bill in the Senate raises the question of when killing is justified in Nevada.
A new bill would relax Nevada’s reciprocity standards when it comes to concealed weapons.