Amber Joiner, who formerly worked for the state Department of Health and Human Services as a deputy director, was named Tuesday to fill a vacancy in the state Assembly. The Democrat will represent District 24 in Reno.
Newly released records suggest federal prosecutors had enough evidence to charge U.S. Sen. John Ensign of Nevada with lobbying or campaign finance violations, but backed off because of fear of losing in court and “undue deference to public officials,” according to a watchdog group that sued for access to the documents.
A Nevada lawmaker is proposing legislation to allow stand-alone bars to permit dogs to enter at the discretion of an establishment’s owner. Sen. James Settelmeyer says the bill being drafted for the 2015 Legislature was suggested by a constituent in Virginia City.
Assembly Speaker designate John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas, said ousted Taxation Chairwoman Michele Fiore may be preparing legal action against him after he took her out of her leadership positions last week.
In the end, making a political issue personal might have done in Assemblywoman Michele Fiore.
Las Vegas Assemblywoman Michele Fiore’s tax liens and problems with the IRS were cited in her second removal from Assembly leadership positions Thursday.
Assembly Taxation Chairwoman Michele Fiore, a lightning rod in a GOP power struggle, said Tuesday that she is “100 percent” in compliance with the IRS over almost $200,000 in tax liens, which is far less than an estimated $1 million in liens listed by the federal agency. But the Las Vegas assemblywoman declined to provide proof of her claims, citing an ongoing investigation of her former bookkeeper, whom she did not name.
Clark County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously picked Glenn Trowbridge to fill the Assembly District 37 seat vacated by Wesley Duncan.
An ice age boneyard at the northern edge of the Las Vegas Valley is now one signature away from becoming Nevada’s newest federally recognized natural landmark.
The big names set to decide Nevada’s biggest issues will sit down next month for a legislative panel discussion co-hosted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.