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2017 Legislature

New Nevada laws cover everything from rain barrels to education

More than 300 bills passed by the 2017 Legislature and signed by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval take effect Saturday. The number represents the bulk of new laws passed. Others took effect immediately or will in the months to come.

Stroke of pen kept Nevada from setting health care precedent

The U.S. Senate’s draft of a new health care bill promises to cut funding toward Medicaid expansion and cap the program’s budget. Meanwhile, Nevada this month was a signature away from creating a potentially precedent-setting law that would have opened Medicaid coverage to all state residents.

Final OK gives Nevada state parks a 12,000-acre boost

Nevada’s state park system grew by 12,000 acres Tuesday with approval by a legislative panel to accept the scenic land along the East Fork of the Walker River.

Segerblom has eye on move to county commission

Nevada’s godfather of marijuana, state Sen. Tick Segerblom, intends to leave the Nevada Legislature to run for a vacant Clark County Commission seat.

Sandoval signs bill to increase insulin price transparency

Gov. Brian Sandoval signed off on a bill Thursday that requires pharmaceutical companies to release insulin prices after vetoing an earlier version of the bill he said wasn’t strong enough.

Nevada official joins investigation of opioid epidemic

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt said Thursday his office is investigating how companies may have contributed to the opioid epidemic.

Sandoval signs off on energy, education bills

Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday signed a bill into law that is expected to resurrect the rooftop solar industry in Nevada.

Governor Sandoval signs 11 bills into law

Gov. Brian Sandoval signed 11 bills on Tuesday, enacting laws that regulate the ride-sharing industry, target bullying and give Nevada businesses an edge when competing for state government contracts.

MADD celebrates signing of Nevada DUI law

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is praising Nevada elected officials for passing Senate Bill 259, making Nevada the 30th state to require ignition interlocks after a drunk driving offense.

Annual Kids Count ranks Nevada 49th on education

Measures passed in the 2017 legislative session will help propel the state higher on the list in the future, says state superintendent of public instruction.

Things to know about Jeff Sessions on day of Senate hearing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions steps back into a familiar arena Tuesday when he testifies before the Senate intelligence committee about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russia.

Nevada scholarship program benefits from political deadlock over ESAs

The Opportunity Scholarship program for low-income students, received a one-time $20 million infusion after Democratic and Republican legislators were unable to agree on funding for education savings accounts.