Three more people have applied to fill two Las Vegas vacancies in the Nevada Assembly.
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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.