At a time when government workers have agreed to reduce pay raises to prevent layoffs, union leaders for police officers, firefighters, teachers and other public employees on Friday blasted a long-term measure that would reduce government pensions and save millions in tax dollars a year.
CARSON CITY — A new legislative analysis released Thursday shows the state Legislature would have to increase taxes by $2.2 billion to fund services at roughly current levels.
CARSON CITY — A Nevada lawmaker testified Thursday that the main consideration in granting paroles to inmates should be their potential to stay out of trouble and contribute positively to society once they’re back on the street.
CARSON CITY — The father of a former teen prostitute along with advocates for children urged legislators Wednesday to pass a bill that would allow authorities to confiscate property from pimps and fine them as much as $1 million.
CARSON CITY — A new fiscal analysis further underscores that lawmakers will need to raise taxes to keep the doors of schools open and the doors of prison cells locked, according to Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley.
CARSON CITY — Lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday on bills aimed at reducing energy use in state buildings and further examining Hoover Dam as a hydropower source.
CARSON CITY — Tennis champion Andre Agassi asked lawmakers on Wednesday to take advantage of “a ripe opportunity” to make education system changes in a state that ranks near the bottom nationally in K-12 per-pupil spending and graduation rates.
CARSON CITY — Republican Gov. Jim Gibbons drew a largely negative response from legislators Tuesday when he urged them to reduce taxes to induce renewable energy companies to build facilities in Nevada.
CARSON CITY — Nevada lawmakers debated a bill Tuesday that would provide additional protections to victims of sex offenders, by prohibiting the offenders from moving within 1,000 feet of the victims.