Former Nevada Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson, who resigned earlier this year, was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in prison for misusing campaign funds.
A bill that would withhold from public disclosure parts of internal police reviews of critical incidents such as officer-involved shootings ran into a skeptical Senate committee Tuesday.
The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history could soon have a specialty Nevada license plate designed to generate funds to support those affected by the tragedy.
About 30 people rallied on Monday in Las Vegas in support of Assembly Bill 236, which would reform Nevada’s criminal justice system.
Former Nevada Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson pleaded guilty to a federal wire fraud charge Monday, less than a week after resigning from his post.
Nevada lawmakers introduced legislation Friday that would abolish the death penalty in the state.
Assembly Bill 307 would have required the hosts of special events, like concerts and sports, in counties with more than 100,000 residents — as of now, Clark and Washoe counties — to plan ahead with first responders as to how emergency resources would be allocated in the event of an issue.
“I finally decided that … I was in a position to be able to use my experience — and holding elected office — to take action,” she said. “And I kind of felt that it was my obligation to do it.”
In a presentation to Nevada lawmakers Wednesday, officials reflecting on the emergency response to the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting said that first responders should be dispersed between the scene of a major incident and area hospitals.