The ongoing debate over federal control of lands in Nevada will heat up again this week with a hearing on a bill proposed by Assemblywoman Michele Fiore that would prohibit the federal government from owning or managing any lands that it has not acquired with the consent of the Legislature.
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State Sen. Richard “Tick” Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, and Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R-Las Vegas, introduced Senate Bill 99 in February to repeal the state’s version of the federal Adam Walsh Act.
CARSON CITY - Local government union representatives said Friday they have no issue with the public posting of details of collective bargaining agreements before approval by elected officials, but they asked for the same level of transparency for other contract matters as well.
CARSON CITY — A Nevada assemblyman was arrested early Friday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Carson City deputy found him asleep in a car outside a bar with a gun in his pocket, authorities said.
A controversial bill that would extend a bond rollover program to address pressing school construction needs in Clark County ran into tough questioning Thursday in an Assembly committee.
Employees would have to work more than 40 hours a week before receiving overtime pay under a bill introduced Wednesday in the Nevada Legislature.
Republican activist and political consultant Tony Dane’s attorney is sharply denying that Dane illegally funneled conduit contributions to his political action committee through his political consulting company.
North Las Vegas is seeking a legislative fix that would allow it to take action when Clark County gets cold feet on political “hot potatoes” such as the More Cops sales tax.
State lawmakers took up the first of three 2nd Amendment bills Wednesday, with the Assembly Judiciary Committee hearing testimony on a bill that would require Nevada to recognize concealed carry weapon permits issued to individuals from all other states.
Legislation to add members of the general public to the PERS oversight board rejected by lawmakers.
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Tuesday signed the first major Republican-backed reform bill of the 2015 session, a measure making changes to Nevada’s construction defect law.
A proposal to change auto emissions testing to once every two years instead of annually is facing an uphill battle in the Nevada Legislature.
There will not be a repeat of the drama that played out in the state Legislature two years ago over gay marriage now that a federal appeals court has ruled same-sex marriage is legal in Nevada.
University officials made their pitch to the Legislature Tuesday to increase initial funding for a UNLV medical school beyond the $9.3 million that was included in Gov. Brian Sandoval’s budget so it can begin operating in 2017.
The sponsor of a bill heard in the Assembly Education Committee Monday said he wants to protect students like 2008 Henderson valedictorian Brittany McComb, whose commencement speech was cut off when she spoke about her Christian faith.
Conservative Assemblyman Ira Hansen wants to prohibit licensed Nevada contractors from hiring people who are in the country illegally.
Legislative Democratic leaders Monday announced plans to introduce a bill requiring equal pay for equal work in Nevada.
Latino voter turnout fell in 2014 below both 2012 and 2010, accounting in part for the drop in Democratic votes and the rising Republican wave that gave the GOP control of the U.S. Senate and both houses of the Nevada Legislature.
A bill seeking to change the public employees retirement system for future hires by switching to a mostly defined-contribution plan was introduced Monday in the Assembly.
Local governments want to limit presumed benefits for public safety workers who develop heart or lung disease, cancer or hepatitis, but police, fire and other labor organizations Monday denounced cost concerns as unfounded.
Edison “Ed” Vogel, a member of the Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame and recently retired state capitol bureau chief for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, died at his home at Minden Sunday. Vogel, 66, had covered the Nevada Legislature every session from 1985 until his retirement last year, and was an authority on state government.
A flurry of firearm and Second Amendment related bills introduced in the Legislature have already generated plenty of controversy even though none of the major proposals have even had hearings yet.
A Republican-backed bill overhauling Nevada’s construction defect law, the first in a long line of GOP priorities for the 2015 session, cleared its final legislative hurdle Friday in the state Senate.