An unanticipated increase in inmate hospitalizations has prompted the state Department of Corrections to seek nearly $2.2 million in additional funding from a legislative contingency fund.
A little known aspect of Nevada’s commercial property tax cap has brought lower revenues for local governments, but the Assembly speaker and others are looking at possible remedies.
A group of women in Southern Nevada on Friday morning recounted how their lives have been affected by the country’s immigration system. Those same women were fasting to support immigration reform. “We have a broken immigration system,” said naturalized U.S. citizen Ivon Meneses, 39, who has six children with an ex-husband who was deported six years ago. “I don’t want any more kids to suffer like mine, who lost a father.”
Some of the most significant injuries to foster children are inflicted by those child welfare agencies lack the authority to screen, according to Nevada child welfare officials. Under its own policies, the Clark County Department of Family Services conducts background checks on people who are not residents of a foster home, but are regularly or routinely found there, said Director Lisa Ruiz-Lee. However, state law doesn’t specifically provide the authority for Nevada child welfare agencies to conduct background checks on such individuals.
Dan Schwartz, the GOP candidate for state treasurer, is criticizing a $50 million private equity fund that Treasurer Kate Marshall set up as a legislatively approved, long-term investment for education that her office argues might bring Nevada hefty profits one day.
The University of Nevada, Reno said it will set up its drone research headquarters just south of the main casino district in a newly leased office building that is part of the school’s new push to better connect the campus with the city.
A Nevada board has voted to restore to state workers some health benefits that were cut during the recession.
A judge has ruled that John Michael Schaefer, a disbarred Las Vegas lawyer who ran for Los Angeles City Council a little over a year ago, doesn’t meet a two-year state residency requirement and can’t seek the Democratic primary nod for Nevada state controller.
Bill Raggio, Nevada’s longest-serving state senator, who died in 2012, left his mark on the state in a multitude of ways, particularly in the arena of education funding and reform.
Nevada’s health-insurance exchange didn’t meet anyone’s expectations — not even those of exchange officials themselves — but the insurance industry sounded hopeful that the marketplace’s issues could be patched before fall’s enrollment period.
Congressional candidate Niger Innis was the aggressor Thursday night against Assemblyman Cresent Hardy in their first GOP debate in Mesquite, a conservative rural community. Innis criticized Hardy for voting for state legislation that implemented President Barack Obama’s health care insurance program, including setting up the Silver State Health Exchange and expanding Medicaid.
Retrieving Global Positioning System coordinates from a person’s cell phone so an arrest can be made is not an illegal search if a valid arrest warrant is obtained first, the Nevada Supreme Court said in an opinion issued Thursday.
Federal prosecutors filed court papers late Thursday asking a judge to order former power broker Harvey Whittemore to begin serving his two-year prison term for unlawfully funneling campaign contributions to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Frank Woodbeck, Nevada’s director of employment, training and rehabilitation, is leaving his post for a new job with the system of higher education.
Nevada federal judge nominee Richard Boulware advanced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday despite surprise opposition from Republicans who questioned his experience and his ability to become impartial.