Autopsy reports are public records in Nevada, a Clark County District Court judge ruled Thursday, providing new transparency in cases of suspicious deaths.
Las Vegas Convention Center security officers left their taxpayer-funded posts to drive former Mayor Oscar Goodman across the valley far more often than officials previously disclosed.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s lawyer has received a 7.5 percent salary increase and a 25 percent bonus from the organization’s board of directors.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority hired an accounting firm Tuesday to evaluate its spending policies after a Review-Journal investigation uncovered questionable expenses.
Around 2010, Elko schools halted a longtime practice of hiring retirees and paying them a salary while they collected a pension.
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, who is charged with policing statements that disclose the income of elected officials, failed to report her own pension income of about $11,000 over the past two years.
Nevada governments are using the underfunded state pension system to boost the income of public employees, a legal practice that costs taxpayers at least $23 million a year, a Las Vegas Review-Journal investigation found.
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority security officers, paid by taxpayers and charged with protecting visitors, drive CEO Rossi Ralenkotter and and former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman to casinos, shops and other locations so often that staff members dubbed the dispatches “Rossi runs” and “Oscar runs” in security logs obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Excessive spending at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority highlights the need for a special agency to investigate financial abuse within state and local government, Democratic and Republican lawmakers say.
An anonymous tipster informed Nevada Transportation Authority Deputy Commissioner Chris Schneider about the drunken driving arrests of an agency supervisor nearly two months before the staff member crashed a state vehicle, records show.