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Legislators criticized for favoring public-salary ‘secrecy’

Without mentioning their reasons, members of the Legislative Commission voted unanimously Thursday for a regulation that frees cities and counties from having to post on their websites the salaries and benefits of individual employees.

Cops tax increase gets County Commission support

County commissioners voted 5-2 Tuesday to support raising the sales tax an additional quarter-cent to pay for more police officers.

Henderson attorney appointed to vacated Assembly seat

Henderson attorney Lesley Cohen on Tuesday became Nevada’s newest assemblywoman, appointed by the Clark County Commission to replace April Mastroluca.

Nevada releases agency spending wish lists

State agencies in Nevada have requested $1.2 billion million in additional funds to cover their needs during the 2013-15 budget period, according to information posted on the state budget website.

Sandoval: Medicaid decision not political

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval said his decision Tuesday to expand Medicaid benefits to another 78,000 Nevadans didn’t involve political calculation. But because the decision was a direct result of the controversial Affordable Care Act, there’s no doubt it will have political ramifications.

Legislature’s interim financial panel starts term by being tight on spending

In a possible sign that they intend to closely watch spending, even if that spending involves federal funds, members of the Legislature’s newly reconstructed Interim Finance Committee rejected spending $73,124 Tuesday to create a website to offer Nevadans information about health matters.

Nevada studies driver privilege plan for illegal immigrants

Nevada might get it. Utah’s got it. New Mexico has a version of it but desperately wants to get rid of it. Nebraska, Mississippi, Arizona – they all want nothing to do with it.

Teachers tax hike petition has enough signatures

The Nevada State Education Association jumped the first of two big hurdles Friday in its race to force the state Legislature to consider adopting an $800 million-a-year tax increase for public schools.

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