The Clark County coroner’s office identified the man killed early Sunday in a suspected DUI crash involving a rented race car. Joshua Badell, 39, was in the passenger seat of a Toyota Camry parked in a strip mall near Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road when a green McLaren 570S left the road and crashed into the vehicle, police said. He died of blunt force injuries, and his death was ruled an accident, the coroner’s office said.
The Clark County School District revealed for the first time Tuesday that it is facing a budget deficit of between $17 million and $18 million next year despite winning additional funding in the just concluded legislative session. That means the possibility of a teachers strike in the fall remains on the table.
On Monday, Democrats extended the current Modified Business Tax rate, which would raise
around $100 million. The tax was scheduled to decline. The legislature has the ability to raise
taxes, but only with a two-thirds vote in both houses. Democrats claimed the MBT extension didn’t need a two-thirds vote, but their actions Monday showed they know they’re on shaky legal ground. They desperately tried to get a Republican vote, but Republicans remained unified in opposition.
The Nevada Highway Patrol will eventually start enforcing the new rules on HOV lanes and the 30-day grace period before fining drivers.