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Nevada Dems, labor criticize prevailing wage exemption proposal

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.

Hambrick elected state Assembly speaker

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.