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North Las Vegas poised to redo voting districts

North Las Vegas looks primed to redraw its voting districts for the first time in a decade. City Council members on Wednesday heard plans for a proposed redistricting effort that, if approved, would wrap up just months before a pair of City Council seats go up for grabs in November 2015.

Las Vegas city manager gets $20,000 raise

The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday created a new salary range for city manager — a range of between $200,000 and $320,000 — then cautiously picked the low end for City Manager Betsy Fretwell.

CATO fellow condemns Nevada margins tax

A senior fellow of the CATO libertarian think tank criticized the proposed Nevada business margins tax in Reno on Tuesday, calling it “something that chokes off the start of new businesses.”

Document preparation services scrutinized by state

Since a new law cracking down on businesses that provide legal services without authorization went into effect March 1, more than half of those audited by state investigators were found to be out of compliance. That law applies to a range of businesses, including tax preparers and document services that focus on divorce and naturalization.