The state Senate’s approval of a bill to take roughly $125 million from Clark County has left some local leaders frustrated, perplexed and worried.
CARSON CITY — The “green jobs” bill by Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford won Assembly Ways and Means Committee approval Wednesday after an amendment was added to guarantee workers trained for future renewable energy jobs learn how to perform energy audits.
CARSON CITY — Nevada lawmakers, running out of time in the 2009 session which ends Monday, advanced numerous bills on Wednesday, including one to reduce on-the-job deaths and injuries by improving workplace safety training for new employees.
CARSON CITY — Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly resigned from a $48,000-a-year part-time job as the state “green initiatives” outreach coordinator for Southern Nevada, legislators were told Wednesday.
Gov. Jim Gibbons plans to veto the Legislature’s tax bill today at 5 p.m., putting the ball back in the lawmakers’ court as they try to pass the $781 million package over his objections.
CARSON CITY — Nevada lawmakers heard criticism Tuesday of a proposal from the secretary of state’s office that would increase penalties for offenses such as intimidating voters and interfering in the conduct of an election.
CARSON CITY — Lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to a proposed constitutional amendment that would let lawmakers call special sessions on their own, without having to get the governor to do so.
CARSON CITY — Nevada officials have begun awarding contracts for “green jobs” training projects that will be funded by federal money, and one consulting contract for at least $48,000 has been awarded to a Clark County commissioner.
CARSON CITY — Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford said Tuesday that he does not expect Gov. Jim Gibbons to veto his bill to require the city of Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Transportation to commit as much as $70 million to reopen F Street under Interstate 15.
CARSON CITY — Gov. Jim Gibbons on Tuesday vetoed a bill to require licensing for off-road vehicles and one requiring the state Health Division to prepare annual reports on the causes of major medical events.