The Nevada Resort Association has filed a lawsuit that seeks to invalidate a ballot initiative filed by the Clark County Education Association that would raise the gaming tax.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s proposals for more education funding drew support even from Republican lawmakers following his first state of the state address Wednesday, but that welcome from across the political aisle didn’t extend to the Democratic’s proposals for labor, housing and business.
Republican governor candidate and state Treasurer Dan Schwartz said he wants to strip the $750 million taxpayer subsidy earmarked for the Raiders’ stadium and use it to fix Nevada’s much maligned public education system.
Gov. Brian Sandoval and Nevada officials this week have signed several agreements with Polish authorities on a second trade mission to country.
Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval and senior administration officials met Friday with Democratic Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson to try to push the legislative process forward as the Nevada Legislature enters its final weeks.
A long-awaited vote on a bill that would increase hotel room taxes to fund a domed stadium and improvements to the Las Vegas Convention Center failed to materialize early Friday morning after a 17-hour Assembly session.
Gov. Brian Sandoval abruptly abandoned plans Thursday to seek an even larger tax increase in an upcoming special session of the Legislature to plug a projected budget hole as conservative Republicans dug in their heels for a school choice program.
Nevada’s governor says more money is needed for education and other proposed revenue sources are too limited or too complex to tackle this year.
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.
With Nevada educators and some lawmakers seeking new revenue to fund public education, Democratic legislators have proposed a new 1 percent tax on a wide range of services, from hair salons to plumbing repairs, landscaping and diaper services. And, possibly, even brothels.