Former state lawmaker Tom Hickey, who served 22 years as a Democrat and labor supporter in the Assembly and Senate from North Las Vegas, died Wednesday of a heart-related condition. He was 86.
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A supermajority of Nevada lawmakers on Friday pushed through legislation that will raise the room tax in Clark County to help finance a 65,000-seat domed stadium, clearing the path for the relocation of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas.
Nevada state agencies submitted budget requests totaling $8.2 billion for the upcoming two-year cycle, $800 million more than the current spending level, administration officials said Friday.
A long-awaited vote on a bill that would increase hotel room taxes to fund a domed stadium and improvements to the Las Vegas Convention Center failed to materialize early Friday morning after a 17-hour Assembly session.
Nevada lawmakers gave final legislative approval Thursday to a bill authorizing the Clark County Commission to raise the sales tax to fund more than 300 additional police officers.
The Nevada Department of Transportation would need to accelerate already-planned projects, including miles of HOV lanes, if a domed football stadium opens by 2019 near the Las Vegas Strip, according to a report released Thursday by Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office.
Federal researchers reported Wednesday they detonated an underground explosion comparable to nearly 2.5 tons of TNT at a vast former nuclear proving ground in the desert north of Las Vegas.
Yolanda King, the current Clark County chief financial officer, will make $260,000 a year in the new position, with a chance to earn performance raises each year, according to the agreement county commissioners will consider at a meeting next week.
Nevada lawmakers will return to work Thursday as the debate and fate of a bill to help finance a domed stadium and expand the Las Vegas Convention Center moves to the Assembly, where its path to passage could be bumpy.
The two candidates running for Nevada’s open U.S. Senate seat will go head-to-head Friday in a televised debate.