Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen — who recently gave up his designation as speaker for the 2015 Legislature in an uproar over his comments about women, gays and minorities — has been cleared of charges accusing him of illegal wildlife trapping.
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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.
A push by some Nevada public officials to seek control of a portion of the state’s federally controlled lands suffered a blow Thursday when the concept was taken off the table for discussion at a meeting of state lawmakers, a move that drew legislators’ objections.
Nevada’s fledgling drone testing industry received a $1.25 million boost in state funding from a legislative panel on Wednesday.
Medical marijuana users would need more than a bad blood test to end up behind bars in Nevada on driving the influence charges if a proposal is approved by the state Legislature in 2015.
A “shadow” has been cast on the state’s medical marijuana industry by the ban of casino licensees involvement by state gaming regulators, a panel member reviewing Nevada marijuana laws said Thursday.
Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to a gun charge dating to allegations that he threatened to harm an Assembly leader days before the 2013 legislative session began.
Clark County commissioners narrowly decided Tuesday to pursue a change in the Nevada open meeting law that would allow University Medical Center’s board to meet in closed session to talk about strategies and potential plans that competitors could potentially disrupt.
Nevada animal rights groups are supporting a proposal for the 2015 Legislature that would require animal abusers who are convicted to receive mandatory counseling, and pay for it.
Nevada business leaders want the Legislature to consider holding a special session this year to put together an incentive package to lure Tesla Motors’ $5 billion lithium battery factory to the state, but lawmakers aren’t sold on the idea.
Assemblyman James Ohrenschall, D-Las Vegas, has asked for a bill to establish a “Right to Try” law in Nevada making it easier for those threatened with a life-ending illness to seek potential remedies that have not received final approval from the Federal Drug Administration.
Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey, R-Reno, said Friday he is requesting a bill for the 2015 legislative session to consider changes to the way county school boards operate in the wake of the Washoe County School Board’s failed attempt to fire Superintendent Pedro Martinez.
A legislative committee Friday agreed to draft a bill for the 2015 session to look at energy-savings opportunities for utility customers, but the panel declined to move forward with the specific recommendations of a public policy group.
A proposed 2 percent margins tax on Nevada businesses could result in the loss of 3,610 private sector jobs in 2015, according to a new study released Tuesday and commissioned by a conservative think tank that opposes such a levy.
Nevada currently lacks a statute to address competency issues among juveniles. Officials have used adult criminal procedures as a guide instead, said Susan Roske, an attorney with the Clark County juvenile public defender’s office.
The June death of her 7-month-old foster daughter prompted Sheila Smith to ask a legislative committee to evaluate Clark County Department of Family Services’ medical policies and procedures on Friday. Smith did take her ailing foster daughter to the hospital, but doctors needed to run a test to treat her condition, which required consent from the biological mother, she said. Family Services couldn’t locate the biological mother and told Smith it would take two weeks to get a court order allowing the baby to undergo the needed medical procedures .
College students in Nevada who do not complete college-level introductory math courses early on in their studies are far less likely to graduate than those who do, a new report shows.
A coalition of wine enthusiasts has formed to lobby the 2015 Legislature to allow production and sales of the fermented beverage in Clark and Washoe counties.
Issues raised at the first meeting of Nevada medical marijuana panel Wednesday ranged from employment protections for patients to ensuring that patients who grow their own will be allowed to continue to do so.
A low-key but high-stakes campaign is underway by opposing groups to win the hearts and minds of Nevada voters ahead of the general election and a critical vote on a margins tax to fund public education.