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.
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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.
Two bills backed by the Nevada sports betting industry that could lead to an increase in the $3.9 billion already wagered annually in the state’s sports books were signed into law by Gov. Brian Sandoval.
Bills enacting unprecedented school choice options for parents in Nevada and prohibiting people convicted of domestic violence from having guns were signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Brian Sandoval.
The Nevada Legislature came to a halt at midnight Monday, capping a day that saw approval of a record $1.1 billion general fund tax package to fund Gov. Brian Sandoval’s aggressive education package and a dizzying day of dealmaking.
One casualty of the 2015 legislative session was a GOP-supported bill that would have allowed political parties to end Nevada’s presidential caucus system and switch to a secret-ballot primary.
Members of the Legislature on Monday agreed to make changes to Nevada’s strong anti-SLAPP law to ensure it can withstand a constitutional challenge.
Rep. Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., on May 13 reintroduced a bill that would name one of the peaks of Frenchman Mountain to the east of Las Vegas for President Ronald Reagan. The peak would become known as Mount Reagan.
With a critical Assembly vote Sunday approving Gov. Brian Sandoval’s controversial new gross receipts tax, all of the moving pieces were falling into place to ensure that the 2015 legislative session will adjourn by midnight Monday.
The Nevada Assembly late Sunday approved Gov. Brian Sandoval’s $1.1 billion package of new and extended taxes, embracing the popular Republican governor’s ambitious education agenda and determination to position Nevada’s workforce for a high-tech economy.
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