A woman who was raped on the UNR campus in 2007 told her story to Nevada legislators for a third time Thursday in support of a bill that would allow concealed weapons permit holders to carry their weapons on college campuses.
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Nevada Treasurer Dan Schwartz and state Controller Ron Knecht, two fiscal conservatives swept into office by the Republican wave, have released an alternative Nevada budget to rival GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval’s spending plan.
Republican lawmakers made it clear in the first week of the 2015 Nevada legislative session that there is a new sheriff in town.
A panel of lawmakers spent Friday afternoon learning about Nevada’s live entertainment tax, a levy that generates more than $150 million a year but is filled with loopholes.
A bill that would exempt school and university construction projects from Nevada’s prevailing wage law was passed by a Senate committee Friday, just two days after a contentious hearing.
Nevada Sen. Debbie Smith was awake, talking and eating Saturday at a Houston hospital, one day after undergoing surgery for a brain tumor.
Two gun-related bills, including a measure that would do away with a handgun registration requirement in Clark County, were introduced Friday in the Assembly.
The Nevada Senate on Thursday appointed alternates to three committees while Sen. Debbie Smith undergoes treatment for a brain tumor.
Republican Assemblyman Chris Edwards, the possible victim of an alleged extortion attempt, is facing the potential prospect of a recall launched by Mesquite residents.
A bill that would expand the types of health professionals who can initiate involuntary commitments and identify those deemed not a danger and eligible for release would help alleviate overcrowding at hospital emergency rooms, a state health official told Nevada legislators Wednesday.
A lot of bipartisan support was expressed at a legislative hearing Wednesday for a bill that would expand rollover bond authority for local school construction without raising property taxes, but provisions in Senate Bill 119 that would exempt school and university projects from Nevada’s prevailing wage law were a “poison pill” for many Democrats and labor groups.
Gun owners packed an Assembly hearing Wednesday to support a bill that would allow people to lock their weapons in a vehicle on school grounds.
Nevada State Sen. Debbie Smith announced Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with an operable brain tumor and will face surgery on Friday.
A $10 million fund set up to entice businesses to come to Nevada is “the most efficient economic development tool” in the state and has surpassed projections for job creation, the head of Nevada’s economic development agency told a panel of lawmakers Tuesday.
It didn’t take long for Uber to enter the conversation in the state Legislature.
A Republican lawmaker who confirmed Saturday that Las Vegas police are investigating allegations of attempted extortion in exchange for his vote for Nevada Assembly speaker said Tuesday he has never surreptitiously recorded any caucus meetings.
Las Vegas Assemblyman John Hambrick was named speaker for the 2015 legislative session on Monday, ending the uncertainty stemming from a leadership struggle between conservative and more moderate members of the GOP caucus.
The 2015 Nevada Legislature convened Monday with pomp and song, a festive beginning before buckling down to tackle the tough issues of taxes and other reforms in the months to come.
Lawmakers plan to waste no time when the 78th session begins Monday, and with a huge agenda from taxes to education funding and reform, they will need every minute of the 120 days they have to get the job done.
With the 78th legislative session starting, here’s the list of who to watch.
It seems Sandoval is prepared to gamble much of his political capital on a plan to drag Nevada into the future after 150 years of modest goals, tight spending and reliance on gaming and tourism to provide the basic needs of hardy Nevadans and a school system whose graduation rate is one of the worst in the nation.
Smokers would pay more under Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposal to increase cigarette taxes while those who get their nicotine fix from flavored concoctions inhaled through battery-powered devices could see new levies and restrictions on “vaping.”
Republican Assemblyman Chris Edwards confirmed Saturday that Las Vegas police are investigating allegations of attempted extortion in exchange for his vote for Assembly speaker.