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2017 Legislature

Clark County School District gets $17M to upgrade technology

One of the most costly and critical aspects of the Clark County School District’s reorganization now has funding — but won’t roll out until well beyond an August deadline for the overhaul.

ESA blame game splits Nevada GOP

Nevada Republicans are split over who is to blame for the failure to fund the state’s dormant education savings accounts.

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Sandoval signs bill to give state workers raises

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Friday signed a bill increasing the cost-of-living raises for state workers to 3 percent per year from 2 percent.

Rape kit law is big step for Nevada but questions remain

Nevada Legislators passed a comprehensive law to mandate the testing and tracking of sexual assault forensic examination kits, but questions remain about the law signed by the governor Thursday.

Governor signs 71 more bills into law, vetoes 7 others

Gov. Brian Sandoval signed 71 bills into law late Thursday and vetoed seven others, including measures to raise the minimum wage, ban the use of private prisons, and protect patients from “surprise” emergency hospital billings.

Few know identity of mystery $25M donor to UNLV med school

Surprise donation, announced hours after the Nevada Legislature approved another $25 million in need of matching funds, unleashed speculation about the identity of the deep-pocketed contributor with an aversion to publicity

Las Vegas airport will not get a name change

Despite a call to replace the late Sen. Pat McCarran’s name and likeness at the Las Vegas airport and in the Statuary Hall in Congress, the Nevada Legislature took a pass on the issue this session.

Bills take on new form in waning hours of Nevada Legislature

Senate Bill 376, a measure dealing with estates and heir finders, morphed into a bill addressing confidentiality of data and information provided by gaming applicants and licensees to state regulatory agencies.

Tesla, Sunrun expected to resume Nevada rooftop solar sales

U.S. solar companies Tesla Inc. and Sunrun Inc. say they will resume selling rooftop panels in Nevada because legislators passed a bill reinstating a policy the state had abandoned 18 months ago.

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