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Attorney named to spearhead probe of Assemblyman Brooks

Las Vegas attorney Mark Ferrario has been picked as the independent counsel to investigate troubled lawmaker Steven Brooks and report on whether he is fit for office.

Bill seeks to tweak Nevada bidders’ preference law

Contractors would have to hire more Nevada workers to receive a bidding preference on public works projects under a bill debated Tuesday in a Nevada Assembly committee.

Bill targets Nevadans who cover up family member’s crime

Nevada lawmakers were asked Tuesday to consider a bill that might have people think twice before giving any aid to a family member who commits a crime.

Homeowners advocate dumps on bill on bin storage

A bill before the Legislature to amend requirements for storing trash cans could cost some residents of homeowner associations, an advocate for homeowners said Friday.

Bill would let companies weigh social benefits in their decisions

CARSON CITY — Nevada lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow businesses to organize themselves as benefit corporations — a designation that allows for-profit companies to consider the social and environmental benefits of its business decisions.

Nevada Assembly bill redevelopment agency’s life

Las Vegas’ redevelopment agency could redirect millions of dollars it spends financing debt to downtown area businesses under a proposal before the state Legislature.

Brooks barred from owning gun for one year

CARSON CITY — Assemblyman Steven Brooks will have to wait one year to buy a gun in Nevada from a licensed gun dealer because of information identified in a background check, the state Department of Public Safety said Monday.

Democrats want $310 million more for education

CARSON CITY — Democratic legislators said Monday they want at least
$310 million more for public education in the 2013-15 budget period but acknowledged they do not know now where to find the money.