A Nevada lawmaker is proposing legislation to allow stand-alone bars to permit dogs to enter at the discretion of an establishment’s owner. Sen. James Settelmeyer says the bill being drafted for the 2015 Legislature was suggested by a constituent in Virginia City.
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A Northern Nevada Assembly candidate who lost her race by 11 votes has requested a recount.
The day after the Nov. 4 election, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce emailed members, saying it’s time to step up and help raise more revenue for education.
The new Republican majority in the Assembly is willing to discuss tax proposals in the upcoming 2015 session, but new revenue will be the last resort after Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposed budget gets a thorough review, Speaker-designate Ira Hansen said Saturday.
Freshman state lawmakers are getting a crash course in their new jobs this week, from learning how to submit bill draft requests to rest-room locations in the Legislative Building.
Senate Democrats, who lost their majority in the Nov. 4 general election that saw major Republican victories across the state, picked Sen. Aaron Ford of Las Vegas on Tuesday as their minority leader for the 2015 legislative session.
CARSON CITY — Nevada has 243 tax exemptions that have an impact the state budget that are worth about $2.2 billion a year, according to a Monday report by the state Department of Taxation.
Assemblyman David Bobzien says he’s interested in filling the Reno City Council seat being vacated by Mayor-elect Hillary Schieve.
Assembly Speaker designee Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, on Saturday named the chairs of the committees for the 2015 session, picking Majority Leader Paul Anderson, R-Las Vegas, to helm the powerful Ways and Means Committee.
A critical Republican vote in the Nevada Senate rests in the hands of the all-Democratic Clark County Commission.
Republicans have achieved statewide power like nothing they’ve seen since the Depression, and the combination of a GOP-controlled Nevada Senate, Assembly and governor’s seat promises outcomes unlike any other in recent memory.
The new Nevada Senate Republican majority wasted no time in making their leadership decisions for the 2015 legislative session, naming Sen. Michael Roberson of Las Vegas the majority leader after a meeting Wednesday.
Republicans took control of the Nevada Legislature for the first time in decades Tuesday, handing GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval a huge political victory as he begins his second term and focuses on an agenda that includes education reform and school choice.
Medical marijuana dispensaries are on the verge of becoming a reality in Nevada but that doesn’t mean the smoke has cleared on a number of pressing issues related to the medicinal use of the drug.
Not long ago, Nevada Republicans were hoping to pick up a few seats in the state Assembly this year but had little hope of taking control of the 42-seat lawmaking body dominated by Democrats for decades.
Democrat Jesse “Jake” Holder is ineligible to be a candidate in the Assembly District 10 election, Clark County District Judge Michael Villani ruled Wednesday.
Democratic candidates in two critical state Senate races have out-raised their GOP opponents, but the outcome of the contests remains far from clear as voters head to the polls between now and Election Day on Nov. 4.
Henderson City Council members approved a two-year state lobbyist contract for $228,000 for Richard Perkins, the city’s former police chief.
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.
Despite questions from state lawmakers about the costs and benefits of a $1.3 billion tax incentive package proposed by Gov. Brian Sandoval to bring Tesla to Nevada, 4 bills to make it happen won unanimous approval at the meeting.
The Nevada Legislature launched a special session just before 1 p.m. today to consider Gov. Brian Sandoval’s deal with electric car company Tesla to build a $5 billion battery factory in Nevada in exchange for a generous package of tax breaks that will essentially allow the company to operate tax free for nearly a decade.
Gov. Brian Sandoval will ask state lawmakers next week to approve a deal to bring a Tesla battery plant to Nevada that will result in essentially no taxes being collected from the electric car manufacturer for nearly a decade.
Retiring Nevada Assemblyman Joe Hogan, D-Las Vegas, was hospitalized after suffering a massive stroke while house hunting in the Washington, D.C., area, his legislative attache said Friday.