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Nevada assemblyman confirms Metro probe in attempted extortion

Republican Assemblyman Chris Edwards confirmed Saturday that Las Vegas police are investigating allegations of attempted extortion in exchange for his vote for Assembly speaker.

Nevada tax hike proposals upset smokers, ‘vapers’

Smokers would pay more under Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposal to increase cigarette taxes while those who get their nicotine fix from flavored concoctions inhaled through battery-powered devices could see new levies and restrictions on “vaping.”

Sandoval: Pass education tax plan or see 20 percent cut in state budget

Gov. Brian Sandoval warned Friday that if Nevada lawmakers don’t extend sun-setting taxes and approve new tax revenue the state could face across-the-board budget cuts as deep as 20 percent, damaging an already dismal education system.

Concerns raised over county takeover of Mount Charleston fire station

A transfer of the Nevada Division of Forestry fire station on Mount Charleston to the control of Clark County is on track to be completed by June 30, but the two legislators who represent the area questioned whether the county will be ready by then.

Gov. Sandoval details new business fee plan to fund Nevada education reform

Gov. Brian Sandoval said Thursday that his proposed business license fee to raise $438 million to fund much of his public education agenda would mean lower tax collections than under the many other tax proposals debated in Nevada over the past dozen years.

School choice supporters rally at Nevada Capitol

Several hundred charter, online, private and home-schooled students, parents and administrators converged on the Capitol grounds Wednesday to promote school choice in Nevada.

Clark County GOP complaint targets PAC seeking legislator recalls

The Clark County Republican Party filed a complaint Wednesday with Nevada election officials alleging illegal contributions by a GOP activist for a political action committee seeking to recall fellow Republicans who haven’t taken a firm stance against Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposed tax package.

Sandovals challenge Nevada schools to adopt breakfast program

Gov. Brian Sandoval and first lady Kathleen Sandoval visited Empire Elementary in the capital on Wednesday to issue a challenge to schools around the state to increase the number of children who eat breakfast at school.

Nevada lawmakers hear about prison growth, aging woes

A growing prison population, reduced federal grants, aging facilities and inmate hospital care are taxing the Nevada Department of Corrections and will be the focus of budget discussions during the upcoming legislative session, prison officials said Tuesday.

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