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.
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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.
A joint legislative conference committee approved a change to Nevada’s overtime and minimum wage law Sunday.
Richard Dooling, the husband of Nevada Assemblywoman Victoria Dooling, died Sunday in the Las Vegas area.
Kim Caipa praised young people Saturday for the passage of Brady’s Bill — named after her dead son — that could save the lives of high school and college students in Nevada.
Faced with wildly divergent estimates of the cost of moving Nevada’s current public employee pension system to a defined contribution plan for new workers, a state lawmaker said Saturday he is abandoning the effort this session.
A bill that would appropriate nearly $1.3 million to equip 481 Nevada Highway Patrol troopers with body cameras by 2017 was amended and approved Friday by the Senate Finance Committee. Senate Bill 111 will now go to the full Senate for consideration as a Monday deadline for the 2015 session to adjourn looms.
Gov. Brian Sandoval late Friday signed legislation authorizing ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Nevada.
Three of the five bills needed to enact Gov. Brian Sandoval’s two-year, $7.2 billion general fund budget and related programs, including public education and capital construction, surfaced Friday in the Senate Finance Committee.
A compromise measure meant to ensure that Nevada’s rooftop-solar industry continues to grow while protecting utility customers who do not participate in net metering won approval Friday in the Assembly.
A bill that would reallocate 11 unused medical marijuana dispensary certificates in rural counties to the state’s two population centers, Clark County in the south and Washoe County in the north, won approval in the Assembly Friday.
Two years after passing a law to set up medical marijuana dispensaries in Nevada, state lawmakers are trying to massage the rules to fix unintended consequences of the process.
A Republican-backed bill that would allow political parties to scrap Nevada’s presidential caucus system in favor of a secret-ballot primary was resurrected Thursday and passed out by an Assembly committee.
A “Right to Try” bill that will make it easier for terminally ill Nevadans to obtain experimental medications that could help prolong their lives has been signed into law by Gov. Brian Sandoval.
Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill Thursday imposing a cooling-off period before lawmakers who leave office can return to the Nevada Legislature to lobby their former colleagues.
A GOP-backed bill that would have allowed political parties to scrap Nevada’s presidential caucus system in favor of a secret-ballot primary was killed by an Assembly committee Wednesday.
The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would start a teacher scholarship program and pay incentives to Nevada educators in hard-to-fill jobs.