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Abortion issue returning to Nevada Legislature in 2015

A Nevada law on the books for 30 years requires girls younger than 18 to tell at least one of their parents before getting an abortion, but it’s never been enforced because of a successful legal challenge.

Nevada lawmaker Hansen cleared of illegal trapping charges

Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen — who recently gave up his designation as speaker for the 2015 Legislature in an uproar over his comments about women, gays and minorities — has been cleared of charges accusing him of illegal wildlife trapping.

Nevada GOP priorities: Education, collective bargaining

Protecting prayer in the public schools. Urging Congress to transfer federal lands to the control of the state. Allowing permit holders to carry concealed weapons on college campuses. These are a few of the priorities for the new Republican majority of the Nevada Legislature.

Northern Nevada Assembly race recount goes forward

Election officials in Washoe County are going forward with a recount in an Assembly race after a judge rejected a legal challenge by incumbent Republican Randy Kirner.

Nevada legislative leaders seek more education funding

Nevada Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson and outgoing Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick agreed Thursday that the Legislature must approve more funding for education and reform the tax system to find new revenue for schools.

NAACP lashes out at new Nevada Assembly speaker

The Reno-Sparks NAACP is asking the Nevada State Assembly Republican Caucus to reconsider its recent unanimous election of Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, as speaker after questionable comments attributed to him were reported by a Reno newspaper.

State Senate Democrats choose Ford as minority leader

Senate Democrats, who lost their majority in the Nov. 4 general election that saw major Republican victories across the state, picked Sen. Aaron Ford of Las Vegas on Tuesday as their minority leader for the 2015 legislative session.

Assemblyman eyes Reno City Council seat

Assemblyman David Bobzien says he’s interested in filling the Reno City Council seat being vacated by Mayor-elect Hillary Schieve.

Hansen names Nevada Assembly chairs

Assembly Speaker designee Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, on Saturday named the chairs of the committees for the 2015 session, picking Majority Leader Paul Anderson, R-Las Vegas, to helm the powerful Ways and Means Committee.

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