Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto said Tuesday she struck a deal with Energy Secretary Rick Perry to remove a half metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium from the state starting in 2021, with assurances that no future shipments will come from South Carolina.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak sent a letter Tuesday underscoring the state’s opposition to nuclear waste storage to the chairman and ranking member of a Senate panel in advance of a hearing on reviving the licensing process needed to open Yucca Mountain.
Conservationists say they will fight a federal government proposal to allow oil and gas drilling in remote northeast Nevada, including open range that’s home to a dwindling species of ground-dwelling bird.
Several thousand teachers and supporters rallied in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, calling for action from legislators and expressing frustration and anger at the state’s inability to properly fund education — or even talk about it.
A bill to ban involuntary microchipping of people, unanimously passed earlier this month by the Assembly, ran into a skeptical Senate committee Friday where members raised concerns that its prohibitions were too broad.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke made two appearances on a campaign swing through Northern Nevada on Thursday.
Specialty license plates are a big hit in Nevada and various charities benefit from many of the plates mounted to vehicles statewide.
Democratic and Republican leaders from both houses Wednesday gave similar and largely conciliatory assessments of lawmakers’ efforts to pass a combined 180 bills Tuesday to meet a deadline for first house passage — a cutoff that saw just 18 bills fail to advance.
Gov. Steve Sisolak will donate his salary to high-poverty schools across the state, a move intended to fulfill his campaign promise of giving his earnings to charity until public education improves in Nevada.
A Senate hearing will be held next week on a bill that would jump start licensing hearings on the Department of Energy’s application to build a permanent nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.