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Nevada proposal would create registry to fight animal cruelty

Nevadans convicted of intentional acts of animal cruelty would have their names included on a public registry and be banned from owning pets under a bill being drafted by a state lawmaker.

Nevada assemblyman who made slavery remark ordered to explain financials

The Nevada secretary of state’s office has ordered embattled Assemblyman Jim Wheeler — the man who said he would support slavery if his constituents wanted it — to explain by Dec. 31 alleged discrepancies in the financial disclosure statements he has filed since 2010.

Lawmakers OK $100 million bond to help untangle the Spaghetti Bowl

A state Transportation Department request for authority to use $100 million in bond proceeds to buy right-of-way for the Interstate 15 widening project called Project Neon won approval Monday from lawmakers.

Ousted Assemblyman Brooks gets new court date in California case

A California court date was pushed back again for a former Nevada legislator Steven Brooks who has been jailed since a freeway chase and scuffle with police the day he was expelled in March from the Nevada Assembly.

Nevada lawmaker says he would never vote for slavery

A rural Nevada assemblyman said Monday he wasn’t serious when he told a Republican group that he would vote for slavery if that is what his constituents wanted.

Nevada doesn’t have much extra money to save programs from shutdown

If Nevada elected officials decide to call a special session of the Legislature to deal with the ongoing federal government shutdown, they won’t have much money in the bank to address critical issues from funding food stamps to paying workers to process unemployment insurance claims.

Assemblywoman Peggy Pierce of Las Vegas dies of cancer

Assemblywoman Peggy Pierce, known for her fearless efforts to raise taxes when others were afraid of even uttering the T-word, died early Thursday after a recurring battle with cancer. She was 59.

Trial of ex-Assemblyman Steven Brooks delayed in California

Trial has been delayed in California for former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks who is facing felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from a high-speed freeway chase and fight with police the same day he was expelled from the Legislature.

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