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.
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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.
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.