Several members of the Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee said they were uncomfortable approving the $2.5 million sought to expand the Nevada College Kick Start program at an interim hearing.
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Six Republican candidates for the Nevada Assembly who lost in the June 14 primary filed legal action Tuesday in Clark County District Court alleging “possible” malfunction of voting machines.
Now that the primary is history, it’s time for the real battle as GOP state lawmakers try to hold their majorities in the Senate and Assembly, and Democrats work to regain control of the Nevada Legislature in 2017.
A preliminary plan to reorganize the Clark County School District would place that massive undertaking on an accelerated timeline, creating individual precincts at all 357 schools by August 2017.
The state’s highest court Wednesday rescheduled oral arguments for July 29 on the constitutionality of Nevada’s highly watched school choice law.
Nevada voters who trudged to the polls Tuesday did not appear to be in the mood for surprises. They sent expected U.S. Senate favorites to the general election and supported most incumbent state lawmakers who voted for Gov. Brian Sandoval’s record 2015 tax and budget package.
Nevada Legislature staffers last year quietly supported a bill that helped them win a legal battle to keep the state’s Ethics Commission from investigating legislators.
The state Board of Examiners, chaired by Gov. Brian Sandoval, will consider the Nevada Department of Corrections funding requests when it meets Tuesday in Carson City. Also on the agenda is a nearly $400,000 contract to certify kosher meals for Nevada inmates.
Federal regulators are taking steps to rein in high-cost payday lenders, and state officials are studying ways to do the same.
GOP activist Tony Dane wanted Assemblyman Chris Edwards to be his 13th swing vote needed to install a conservative speaker in the Republican-controlled Assembly in early 2015, according to public records and a voicemail Dane left for Edwards.
Under a new state law, the winner of the Democratic primary will advance unopposed to the general, leaving almost 39 percent of the district’s voters with no real choice in November.
Clark County Republican Party Treasurer Swadeep Nigam will take on another incumbent in June 14’s Republican primary, challenging four-term Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury in Assembly District 23.
Luis Aguirre-Insua and Mark W. Isquith face each other for the Democratic spot on the Assembly District 22 ballot while Republicans Richard Bunce and Keith Pickard seek victory in their party’s primary election.
Ben Nakhaima, Vinny Spotleson, Blain K. Jones, Ozzie Fumo and Derek Armstrong are running for Assembly District 21.
Fourth-generation Nevadan and lifelong resident of Assembly District 20, Darren Welsh, is campaigning in the district’s Democratic primary on a different plank against incumbent Ellen Spiegel, who seeks a third term representing the district.
Assembly District 19 Republican candidates Chris Edwards and Connie Foust both hold conservative views when it comes to raising state revenue through taxation.
The Assembly District 18 incumbent is eyeing a fourth term in a district where Democrats hold a 2-1 advantage.
Quay Simons says he’s tired of legislators voting against what he feels the people want.
There is a lot riding on the outcome of the Republican primary in Assembly District 13.
Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-to-1 in Assembly District 10, but in 2014 the seat went to Republican Shelly Shelton when she successfully challenged the Democratic candidate’s residency. Shelton is up for re-election this year.
Assemblyman David Gardner is proud of his efforts during his freshman year in the 2015 Nevada Legislature.
Whoever wins the crowded Democratic primary race for an open seat in Assembly District 6 will be in a prime position to win in November.
One hot topic precedes any others in the race for Assembly District 5: reforming Nevada’s education system. All five first-time candidates said they want to see more accountability and transparency in the funding of education.
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