U.S. Rep. Joe Heck told Nevada lawmakers Monday that graduate medical school education, career and technical education, unmanned aerial systems and increased international travel were the focus of his efforts in Congress to boost Nevada’s economy and strengthen national security.
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A proposal that would require Nevadans to provide a valid ID before they could vote sparked a contentious, two-hour debate at the state Legislature on Tuesday.
New measures seeking reforms to Nevada’s public employee pension system have been introduced at the Nevada Legislature, including a measure that would prohibit the purchase of service credits to retire at an earlier age.
The sponsor of a bill seeking to raise Nevada’s speed limit on some highways tapped the brakes Tuesday with an amendment lowering the permissible speed by 5 mph to 80 mph.
Equal rights, voter rights, divorce, sex education and campaign laws were among throngs of bills introduced in the Nevada Legislature on Monday, the deadline for lawmakers to get their individually sponsored measures into the 2015 legislative hopper.
Boutique distilleries that tout “grain to glass” spirits want to be able to sell more bottles directly to consumers, a move opposed by distributors who say allowing too many direct sales would upset Nevada’s wholesale and taxing protections.
Mendy Elliott, whose father was among the first to get a heart transplant in the mid-’60s, testified last week in favor of Senate Bill 206, a measure supporters hope will nurture more organ donors.
With ever-lengthening lines of frustrated people waiting for service at Southern Nevada DMV offices, the agency wants to be ready for the day when the interminable waits might provoke someone to violence.
Jack Lund Schofield, a former Nevada legislator and member of the state Board of Regents, died Friday, according to local officials.
The Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee was the stomping ground Friday for a bill to expand commercial wineries into Nevada’s two largest counties, a move backers said is needed to establish the industry.
The second of two bills aimed at making college more affordable for Nevada students attracted strong support in a hearing Friday before the Senate Education Committee.
A bill that would expand legal protections for justifiable homicides involving occupied vehicles, as well as making it illegal for anyone convicted of domestic violence, even a misdemeanor offense, to own a gun, won unanimous approval from a Nevada Senate committee on Friday.
A measure aimed at regulating federal law enforcement activities in Nevada and making the sheriff the pre-eminent authority in each county was introduced Friday in the Assembly.
An alleged sexual assault victim of comedian Bill Cosby asked the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Friday to approve a bill that would eliminate the criminal statute of limitations for rape in Nevada.
Nevada counties would no longer have to publish annual tax rolls in local newspapers but instead could post the information on the Internet under a measure passed Thursday by a Senate committee.
An alleged victim of actor and comedian Bill Cosby and the victim’s attorney, Gloria Allred, will testify Friday in support of a bill at the Legislature that would eliminate the criminal statute of limitations for rape in Nevada.
An economic development bill making its way through the Legislature that is aimed at expanding natural gas coverage to unserved areas of Nevada has the potential to cost all customers of a utility and not just those receiving the benefit.
Employers would have to provide paid sick leave for workers under a bill introduced Thursday in the Nevada Senate.
Hundreds of union members rallied in front of the Nevada Legislature on Thursday to protest Republican efforts to curb collective bargaining and push public employee retirement reforms.
Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., talked about the importance of constructing Interstate 11 and promoting Nevada’s commercial drone testing efforts in remarks Wednesday to the Legislature.
Backers of a measure to hike Nevada’s minimum wage to $15 an hour said Wednesday the move would elevate workers out of poverty and reduce demands for public assistance, while critics countered it would shrink the availability of entry-level jobs and harm the economy.
A bill seeking to change the public employees retirement system for future hires by switching to a mostly defined-contribution plan was passed out of a Nevada Assembly committee on Wednesday on a split vote with no recommendation.
A bill seeking to change Nevada’s public employees retirement system for future hires by switching to a mostly defined-contribution plan has a hefty price tag in the neighborhood of $800 million a year, according to a fiscal note submitted for the measure.