Southern Nevada transportation officials say they’ll be keeping a watchful eye on state transportation budgets to make sure funds allocated to local highway projects don’t get hijacked to road projects supporting the proposed Tesla Motors Gigafactory east of Reno.
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O.J. Simpson’s imprisonment in Nevada for convictions stemming from his 2007 robbery of two memorabilia collectors at Palace Station was raised at a legislative hearing Tuesday as an example of questionable policies leading to unnecessary incarceration costs.
A panel of lawmakers opted Tuesday to support recommendations to strengthen Nevada’s community colleges within the existing governing structure rather than embrace more dramatic changes sought by some advocates.
A proposal to allow betting in Nevada on federal elections has failed to garner the support of a legislative panel.
Clark County has shed more light on who is vying for a limited number of lucrative licenses to move newly legalized medical marijuana from seed to sale.
On Thursday, Nancy Hambrick and her husband, Assemblyman John Hambrick, got good news from her doctor: Tests showed that Nancy was cancer-free after 12 cycles of chemotherapy.
Tuesday’s meeting of the Legislative Committee on Education was anything but ordinary as heated discussion revolved around one topic for nine hours — the Common Core – and what’s coming with them as Nevada public schools phase in the new state standards.
The Clark County District Attorney’s Office has dismissed a complaint against Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson, who was accused by the son of a woman running against him of violating the Hatch Act, which bans federal workers from engaging in partisan politics.
Bill Raggio, Nevada’s longest-serving state senator, who died in 2012, left his mark on the state in a multitude of ways, particularly in the arena of education funding and reform.
Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks has pleaded no contest to charges stemming from a freeway chase and a fight with police in Southern California.
Regulations establishing the rules for opening medical marijuana dispensaries in Nevada were approved by the Legislative Commission without comment Friday.
Southern Nevada leaders are starting to scope out priorities — including treansportation, mental health, and funding equity — for the 2015 state legislative session.
Democrats and Republicans are preparing to battle it out over more than 50 legislative seats up for grabs this election year to determine control of the Nevada Legislature in the 2015 session.
Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick offered business owners a state-level view of Southern Nevada’s economic recovery Feb. 6, reassuring the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce that the region was making major strides and could count on continued support from its state legislators.
A judge and a police officer said Wednesday that Southern Nevada spends far too little money to provide sufficient services for the mentally ill and the 2015 Legislature needs to make proper funding of mental health its priority.
The Nevada Legislature’s Sunset Subcommittee plans to call leaders of inactive boards and commissions to see they’re worth keeping.
Embattled Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, R-Gardnerville, has been directed to amend past financial disclosure statements to correct discrepancies pointed out by a potential opponent.
Longtime Assemblyman Bernie Anderson died Friday in a Reno hospital where he had spent several weeks fighting pulmonary problems.
Action was postponed in a California court Friday for ousted Assemblyman Steven Brooks who is awaiting trial on felony charges stemming from a freeway chase and scuffle with police.
Assemblyman Majority Leader William Horne filed Wednesday to run for a Clark County District Court Department C seat against incumbent Judge Carolyn Ellsworth.
Nevadans convicted of intentional acts of animal cruelty would have their names included on a public registry and be banned from owning pets under a bill being drafted by a state lawmaker.
The Nevada secretary of state’s office has ordered embattled Assemblyman Jim Wheeler — the man who said he would support slavery if his constituents wanted it — to explain by Dec. 31 alleged discrepancies in the financial disclosure statements he has filed since 2010.
A state Transportation Department request for authority to use $100 million in bond proceeds to buy right-of-way for the Interstate 15 widening project called Project Neon won approval Monday from lawmakers.