The 2011 legislative session will be far different from the last regular session in 2009 for many reasons:
Lawmakers are facing many challenges — fiscal and others — as the 76th regular session of the Nevada Legislature convenes Monday for a scheduled 120 days.
CARSON CITY — New Assemblyman Kelly Kite isn’t letting the recession take the smile off his face or dwelling on how bad times are in Nevada.
CARSON CITY — After seven years as a Reno radio talk show host and 17 years as a newspaper columnist, Ira Hansen had enough of being a Monday morning quarterback who constantly criticized the Legislature.
CARSON CITY — Olivia Diaz found a novel way to stand out as a freshman legislator in Carson City: Show up eight months pregnant.
CARSON CITY — New Assemblyman John Ellison, R-Elko, plans on working all week in the Legislature, then making the 320-mile drive home to Elko on Friday nights so he can work all weekend on his electrical contracting business, then driving back on Sunday night to do it all over again.
CARSON CITY — New Assemblyman Richard “Skip” Daly, D-Sparks, found an unexpected problem over the New Year’s weekend when he went to a Reno mall to buy suits for the legislative session.