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Washoe County fills vacated Nevada Assembly seat

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.

Newsfeed issue series to launch with legislative preview

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.

Sandoval to stay out of GOP squabble in Assembly

Gov. Brian Sandoval said Friday he is not getting involved in the ongoing Assembly leadership dispute, and that he will work with whoever ends up in control when the Legislature gets to work on Feb. 2.

NAACP applauds move to remove Assembly speaker

The decision of Assembly Republicans to pick a new speaker designate on Tuesday has muted criticism about the caucus leadership, and the focus now is back on policy, from taxes and education funding to economic diversification, an official with the NAACP said Friday.

Southern Nevadans take all top Legislature leadership posts

With Assemblyman John Hambrick of Las Vegas being named Assembly speaker earlier this week, the top leadership in both parties and in both houses of the Nevada Legislature is from Southern Nevada for possibly the first time in state history.

Economic Forum: Nevada short of desired revenue

If Gov. Brian Sandoval and legislative leaders want to increase funding for public education and other critical needs in the next two-year budget, they have a big challenge in figuring out how to pay for it all.

Audit: Reporting of Nevada teacher convictions slow

The Nevada Department of Education does not have an adequate revocation process for teachers or administrators convicted of crimes, with notification of arrests taking in some cases up to 1,200 days, an audit released Tuesday shows.

Abortion issue returning to Nevada Legislature in 2015

A Nevada law on the books for 30 years requires girls younger than 18 to tell at least one of their parents before getting an abortion, but it’s never been enforced because of a successful legal challenge.

Nevada lawmaker Hansen cleared of illegal trapping charges

Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen — who recently gave up his designation as speaker for the 2015 Legislature in an uproar over his comments about women, gays and minorities — has been cleared of charges accusing him of illegal wildlife trapping.

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