Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said Thursday that he still plans to seek an additional quarter-cent sales tax increase from the Legislature to hire more police officers this year.
CARSON CITY — Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio objected Thursday when legislators spoke of trying to find state funds to open the $47 million, still-unfinished Nevada State Museum at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.
CARSON CITY — Democratic legislative leaders said Wednesday they must spend at least $500 million more on education than Gov. Jim Gibbons proposes in his budget before the state can qualify for federal economic stimulus grants.
CARSON CITY — A legislative proposal enabling authorities to prosecute people who view child pornography prompted concerns Wednesday that it could be used against people who unintentionally go to an Internet porn page.
CARSON CITY — Senate Taxation Committee Chairman Bob Coffin warned Tuesday that no business will be immune from tax increases if legislators decide the state needs additional revenue to cover essential program costs.
CARSON CITY — Nevadans are wasting no time in sending ideas to state lawmakers, who convened their 2009 session on Monday — and already have about 1,200 suggestions on taxing prostitution, creating a state lottery and other steps to help erase a revenue shortfall.
CARSON CITY — In the midst of the worst recession in generations, the 75th session of the Nevada Legislature opened Monday with Democratic leaders warning of spending cuts and promising to retain essential services.
Transportation officials are expected to press the Legislature this session with their plan to allow 19 miles of toll lanes to be built on Las Vegas freeways and funded by more than $1 billion of private money, a concept that currently is not allowed under Nevada law.
CARSON CITY — Steven Horsford, the new Senate majority leader, begins the 75th session of the Legislature today already having rejected Gov. Jim Gibbons’ spending plan as not fitting his vision of Nevada as a great state that cares about its less fortunate.
Majority Leader Steven Horsford’s opening remarks