When Clark County was sued in a federal wage discrimination lawsuit in April, the case came from U.S. Department of Justice attorneys, not a private law firm looking to score a quick payday with a weak case.
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GOP Las Vegas Assemblywoman Michele Fiore has been ousted as chairwoman of the Taxation Committee by Republican leadership, according to fellow Republican Assemblyman Ira Hansen of Sparks.
Attorney General-elect Adam Laxalt has hired a new lawyer to defend Nevada against ‘ an unprecedented encroachment on our laws and our Constitution,’ but is having trouble identifying precisely what those are.
The six-year saga of F Street’s role in the history of Las Vegas’ racial relations comes to a close Thursday when a section of the road beneath Interstate 15 reopens in a ceremony at F and McWilliams Avenue.
President Barack Obama’s offer of temporary legal status to millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally promises their families a path to normalcy and a reprieve from fear of being separated through deportation, Las Vegas student Astrid Silva told the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.
Incoming Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt on Wednesday named a solicitor general for his office, choosing a conservative Republican who actively opposed state and federal gun control, abortion and legal same-sex marriage when he held the same job in Montana.
The state’s health insurance exchange reported its first sign-up numbers this morning.
An independent study of Nevada’s tax system commissioned by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce just happens to have endorsed a tax the Chamber has supported in the past.
Congress in its final major bill of the year unveiled Tuesday declined to support a call by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson for a ban on legalized Internet gambling.
The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday unveiled an independent study of potential Nevada tax reforms, including a comprehensive overhaul that would affect a half-dozen levies — from sales and property to entertainment and business taxes — as well as proposals for more narrow fixes on just one or two taxes.
The open Nevada Assembly District 37 seat in Las Vegas has attracted four applicants who want to fill the vacancy.
The CIA’s harsh interrogations of terrorist detainees during the Bush era didn’t work, were more brutal than previously revealed and delivered no “ticking time bomb” information that prevented an attack, according to an explosive Senate report released Tuesday.
Petitions seeking to expand background check requirements for gun purchases and to allow the recreational use of marijuana are sufficient and will be submitted to the 2015 Legislature, Secretary of State Ross Miller said Monday.
State lawmakers heard some bad budget news Monday that will add to the difficulties facing Gov. Brian Sandoval in submitting a balanced spending plan to the Legislature for the coming two years.
The Board of Regents last week created local advisory councils for the community colleges in the state, a move some education watchdogs fear is just window dressing to appease advocates who want community members to have more say in the colleges.
The latest iteration of a controversial plan to build a downtown Las Vegas soccer stadium features a parking garage funded by $20 million in Sales Tax Anticipation Revenue bonds.
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., hit a nerve last week when the Senate voted on a Department of Energy nominee with ties to Yucca Mountain. Make that a couple of nerves.
Gov. Brian Sandoval, chairman of the Western Governors Association, heard a lot of good news this weekend at the association’s winter meeting in Las Vegas.
New state Attorney General Adam Laxalt has big plans for Nevada, including offering more legal help for veterans, outlawing campaign gifts to the office, protecting the state from federal intrusion and continuing some of his predecessor’s priorities of protecting residents from harm and criminal scams.
Gov. Brian Sandoval expressed confidence Sunday that he’ll be able to work well with a more conservative Legislature, although he said he may need to tweak his plans for major tax reform with new GOP lawmakers in mind.
An audacious conservative, Rep. Michele Bachmann stood out from the moment she was first elected to Congress in 2006. Democrats were ascendant and Bachmann was a stridently Republican new arrival with a homespun Minnesota twang.
In a symbolic gesture of disapproval, U.S. House Republicans last week approved a bill to nullify President Barack Obama’s executive order shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Check our listings for the local government meetings taking place this week.