The Senate on a 15-6 vote Saturday approved the first three of five budget bills needed to fund state government over the next two years.
To avoid losing some tax deductions, the mining industry worked Saturday to negotiate a deal with lawmakers to make a one-time $24 million payment to the state.
Drivers in Nevada would no longer be allowed to text or talk on hand-held cellphones under a bill sent Saturday to Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval.
Some local small-business owners are set to receive a tax break under a budget proposal before the state Legislature. The spending bill calls for the elimination of Nevada’s modified business tax for companies making $250,000 a year or less.