CARSON CITY — As promised, Gov. Jim Gibbons on Monday vetoed the bill that would allow same- and opposite-sex couples to become legal domestic partners with many of the rights and privileges of married couples.
CARSON CITY — Bills to allow collective bargaining agreements to supersede state law and require hospitals to establish nursing staff levels were vetoed Saturday by Gov. Jim Gibbons.
CARSON CITY — Who won? Who lost? And is it all over? Those were the questions on a sunny Saturday at the Legislature, the day after the frenzied passage of the budget and taxes.
With state spending for the next two years and tax hikes to fund it waiting for Gov. Jim Gibbons’ veto, legislators don’t have the business that usually occupies them for the last week of the session, set to end June 1.The centerpiece of the budget compromise, a $781 million package of increases to existing taxes, landed in Gibbons’ office around 4:30 p.m. Friday.
CARSON CITY — Their 2009 session isn’t over, but Nevada lawmakers have a relatively easy final week starting Tuesday compared with all the work they got done on the state budget, a major tax measure and scores of other bills in the preceding week.
CARSON CITY — Declaring equal rights “a basic American principle,” Gov. Jim Gibbons signed into law a bill to prevent discrimination against gays and lesbians in places of public accommodations, his staff announced Saturday.
Higher taxes, adjustments in retirement rules for state workers, a governor with a veto pen. These are just some of the issues lawmakers face as they try to wrap up the 2009 session. If you have any thoughts on those or other matters and would like to share them with your representatives in Carson City,here’s a contact list for all the Southern Nevada legislators.
CARSON CITY — The Legislature passed a $781 million tax increase and delivered it to Gov. Jim Gibbons on Friday, barely meeting a 5 p.m. deadline and setting the stage for Gibbons’ expected veto.
CARSON CITY — A bill that might help 17,700 Nevadans keep from losing their homes to foreclosure won final approval Friday in the Senate and now only needs Gov. Jim Gibbons’ signature to become law.
CARSON CITY — A day after a bill authorizing the state’s water engineer to impose higher fees was vetoed by Gov. Jim Gibbons, Nevada lawmakers overrode him and enacted the measure.