A controversial bill that would extend a bond rollover program to address pressing school construction needs in Clark County ran into tough questioning Thursday in an Assembly committee.
University officials made their pitch to the Legislature Tuesday to increase initial funding for a UNLV medical school beyond the $9.3 million that was included in Gov. Brian Sandoval’s budget so it can begin operating in 2017.
The sponsor of a bill heard in the Assembly Education Committee Monday said he wants to protect students like 2008 Henderson valedictorian Brittany McComb, whose commencement speech was cut off when she spoke about her Christian faith.
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.