The Nevada Press Association recognized the efforts of several state lawmakers — state Sens. David Parks, Melanie Scheible, Ben Kieckhefer, Jason Frierson — and Gov. Steve Sisolak for their efforts in passing a bill to strengthen the state’s public records laws.
While lawmakers significantly altered the education landscape in the state, they did not add as much money for public schools as some education advocates had sought.
The legislation provides for awareness training for families of at-risk individuals and increased suicide prevention efforts in public schools.
While fighting a Democratic plan to stave off a scheduled decrease in the payroll tax, Republicans were also offering to vote for an increase in the state sales tax.
Republicans have introduced a last-minute bill to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21.
The close of the biennial session of the Nevada Legislature is near: Here are some signs to watch for as the final day winds down in Carson City.
State government workers would get the right to collectivately bargain, but the governor would have the final decision on wages and benefits, under an amendment to a bill heard late Wednesday.
A bill intended to introduce reforms to the cash bail system is now being criticized by some of its early supporters because of amendments they say make it much less meaningful.
The Senate voted 13 to 8 Monday to extend the fee, which was supposed to end next year, through June 2022.
An amendment to a bill to regulate the marijuana industry now outlaws marijuana lounges in Nevada and even prohibits local governments from allowing them.