A conservative think tank grading Nevada lawmakers on their performance on behalf of taxpayers in the 2015 legislative session found only 20 of 63 who achieved favorable voting records.
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New political opportunities, term limits and retirements will combine to produce significant changes to the makeup of the Nevada Legislature in the 2016 election year.
A lawsuit was filed late Monday seeking to block a referendum to put a $1.4 billion tax package approved by the Legislature to a public vote.
A state lawmaker involved in the drafting of a bill directing state regulators to adopt a new rate class for rooftop solar customers said solar industry officials are trying to circumvent legislative intent by asking that an existing net metering policy be maintained until the new tariff is established.
Reno GOP Assemblyman Pat Hickey said Tuesday he will not run for another term in the state Assembly next year, a commitment he made to himself before the contentious 2015 session even began.
With his retirement next year, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s days as a Capitol Hill power broker might be numbered. But on the fundraising trail the Nevadan evidently still can rake it in from Democratic special interests.
The state Department of Health and Human Services has told Assemblywoman Michele Fiore that she must let inspectors into her home health care business or face the potential loss of her license.
Local government entities spent just over $3.3 million on lobbying lawmakers in the just-concluded 2015 legislative session, a report released Tuesday by the Nevada Department of Taxation shows.
More than 200 new laws take effect July 1, with a big chunk of them implementing Gov. Brian Sandoval’s sweeping education reforms and a $1.1 billion tax package to pay for it.
A new state law prevents school administrators paid more more than $120,000 from joining a collective bargaining unit or negotiating contracts with union help. Their current contract expires June 30, along with their benefits.
Former Nevada Assemblyman Val Garner, a champion of education and adult literacy, has died after a lengthy illness and complications from Parkinson’s disease, his family said.
Las Vegas resident Charles Weakland, who managed five gun shops across the valley for 35 years, said one reason he loves to call Nevada home is because of its gun laws.
Gov. Brian Sandoval signed the final bills of the 2015 legislative session into law Friday, including a measure creating the “Breakfast After the Bell” program for schoolchildren and another providing $14 million for the construction of a Northern Nevada Veterans Home.
The Las Vegas Chamber is paying the price for its perceived lack of leadership on education tax reform in the 2015 legislative session and its funding of an independent Tax Policy Foundation study of Nevada’s revenue structure.
Nevada continues to lag in moving mentally ill offenders ordered by the court into its only maximum-security psychiatric facility, resulting in backlogs at jails in Washoe and Clark counties.
Legislation that would have privatized Medicaid services for the elderly, the blind and the disabled in Nevada died in the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, but the concept survived after being grafted onto a different bill. Advocates who raised concerns about defunct Assembly Bill 310 now say they are worried about SB514.
In agreeing to stand with the majority — and telegraphing it with a long, almost pleading missive to the press — Pahrump Assemblyman James Oscarson has distinguished himself among his conservative peers.
The Nevada Assembly’s new and surprising majority ended the 2015 session the way it started: In chaos.
Twenty-seven of 42 measures creating new crimes or enhancing existing penalties were approved by the Nevada Legislature, creating the potential for higher incarceration rates and a growing need for expensive new prison beds, an analysis from the Clark County public defender’s office suggests.
Bills putting the state Public Utilities Commission in charge of figuring out rates for roof-top solar users and raising credit requirements for Millennium Scholarship recipients were signed into law Friday by Gov. Brian Sandoval.
Lawmakers spent time deliberating a host of issues, from the right to carry a firearm on college campuses to switching to a new presidential primary system.
The end times didn’t fall upon organized labor this legislative session, despite initial fears from union leaders that the GOP-led red wave endangered their way of doing business.
With the 2015 Nevada legislative session safely over, now we await the unintended consequences of just-passed legislation.
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