With Nevada’s economy rebounding and unemployment numbers greatly improved, state officials are looking beyond just job creation to laying the groundwork for a whole new economy based on high-tech.
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Las Vegas Assemblywoman Michele Fiore’s tax liens and problems with the IRS were cited in her second removal from Assembly leadership positions Thursday.
Clark County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously picked Glenn Trowbridge to fill the Assembly District 37 seat vacated by Wesley Duncan.
Assembly Taxation Chairwoman Michele Fiore, a lightning rod in a GOP power struggle, said Tuesday that she is “100 percent” in compliance with the IRS over almost $200,000 in tax liens, which is far less than an estimated $1 million in liens listed by the federal agency. But the Las Vegas assemblywoman declined to provide proof of her claims, citing an ongoing investigation of her former bookkeeper, whom she did not name.
The big names set to decide Nevada’s biggest issues will sit down next month for a legislative panel discussion co-hosted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The Nevada Republican Party Executive Board on Saturday passed a resolution calling for rebellious members of the Assembly GOP caucus to unite or face recall elections.
Gov. Brian Sandoval said Friday he is not getting involved in the ongoing Assembly leadership dispute, and that he will work with whoever ends up in control when the Legislature gets to work on Feb. 2.
A dozen applicants are seeking an appointment to the vacant Nevada Assembly District 37 seat, coming from diverse backgrounds that include careers in law, state government and law enforcement
Republican Assembly leader John Hambrick abruptly shifted course Thursday and reinstalled Assemblywoman Michele Fiore as chairwoman of the Taxation Committee as turmoil continued within the GOP caucus.
Incoming Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt on Wednesday named a solicitor general for his office, choosing a conservative Republican who actively opposed state and federal gun control, abortion and legal same-sex marriage when he held the same job in Montana.
The open Nevada Assembly District 37 seat in Las Vegas has attracted four applicants who want to fill the vacancy.
The decision of Assembly Republicans to pick a new speaker designate on Tuesday has muted criticism about the caucus leadership, and the focus now is back on policy, from taxes and education funding to economic diversification, an official with the NAACP said Friday.
With Assemblyman John Hambrick of Las Vegas being named Assembly speaker earlier this week, the top leadership in both parties and in both houses of the Nevada Legislature is from Southern Nevada for possibly the first time in state history.
If Gov. Brian Sandoval and legislative leaders want to increase funding for public education and other critical needs in the next two-year budget, they have a big challenge in figuring out how to pay for it all.
An audit of the state Department of Transportation found that weak controls over procurement of supplies resulted in a case where a stockroom employee made $250,000 in fraudulent purchases over a four-year period.
The Nevada Department of Education does not have an adequate revocation process for teachers or administrators convicted of crimes, with notification of arrests taking in some cases up to 1,200 days, an audit released Tuesday shows.
A Nevada law on the books for 30 years requires girls younger than 18 to tell at least one of their parents before getting an abortion, but it’s never been enforced because of a successful legal challenge.
Assemblyman Wesley Duncan, R-Las Vegas, is resigning his seat to become the chief assistant of Attorney General-elect Adam Laxalt, Laxalt’s transition team announced Friday.
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.
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.
Election officials in Washoe County are going forward with a recount in an Assembly race after a judge rejected a legal challenge by incumbent Republican Randy Kirner.
Nevada Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson and outgoing Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick agreed Thursday that the Legislature must approve more funding for education and reform the tax system to find new revenue for schools.
The Reno-Sparks NAACP is asking the Nevada State Assembly Republican Caucus to reconsider its recent unanimous election of Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, as speaker after questionable comments attributed to him were reported by a Reno newspaper.