It’s Day 17 of the 2017 Legislative Session. After a busy Tuesday, things calm down a bit for Wednesday.
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New federal rules on enforcement of U.S. immigration laws issued Tuesday echoed across the Las Vegas Valley, with undocumented immigrants and their advocates expressing fears of widespread roundups and supporters of President Donald Trump’s applauding his get-tough policy.
The Nevada Legislature has joined the attorney general’s office in opposing a Clark County School District lawsuit over the district’s reorganization, arguing in part that the lawsuit was not authorized in a public meeting.
Guarding against cyber attacks is the next frontier for Nevada’s homeland security operation. Gov. Brian Sandoval has a cybersecurity proposal that would create the state’s first Cyber Defense Center to address threats, recognition of the growing threat of cyber attacks and hackers.
School district officials went before the Legislature’s tax committees last week and cried poverty. Talk about déjà vu all over again.
Las Vegas Monorail Company President and CEO Curtis Myles gave Clark County commissioners an ultimatum Tuesday regarding a proposed route extension.
School districts would be able to lease buses and middle and high school students would be surveyed about drug and alcohol use under a pair of bills introduced Tuesday by state Sen. Patricia Farley, I-Las Vegas.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Tuesday instructed immigration authorities to step up enforcement of deportation orders against undocumented immigrants.
The Nevada Policy Research Institute accused state Sen. Heidi Gansert of violating Nevada’s separation of powers clause in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Nevada lawmakers are considering an overhaul to the state’s board that grants pardons to offenders.
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