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Hansen seeks to limit BLM, Forest Service police powers

Spurred in part by the BLM’s April roundup of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle that brought an armed confrontation between federal agents and Bundy supporters, Assemblyman Ira Hansen is pushing for a bill in the 2015 legislative session that would prohibit BLM and Forest Service law officers from enforcing state laws.

Assembly Republicans to choose new speaker next week

It will be another week before Assembly Republicans choose a new speaker designate following the announcement Sunday by Sparks lawmaker Ira Hansen that he was stepping down from the post because of controversial statements he made while a columnist for the Sparks Daily Tribune.

Nevada GOP priorities: Education, collective bargaining

Protecting prayer in the public schools. Urging Congress to transfer federal lands to the control of the state. Allowing permit holders to carry concealed weapons on college campuses. These are a few of the priorities for the new Republican majority of the Nevada Legislature.