CARSON CITY — Lawmakers questioned Wednesday how Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford’s “green jobs” initiative would keep running once federal stimulus dollars are gone, and also asked about rules in the plan for contractors who would train and employ Nevadans.
CARSON CITY — Far fewer people are dying in job-related accidents in Nevada as a rash of Strip construction accidents in 2007-08 has induced workers and companies to pay more attention to safety, the head of Nevada OSHA testified Wednesday.
Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley, D-Las Vegas, on Wednesday backed a bill that would give investors access to regulatory ratings and examination results on hard-money lenders.
CARSON CITY — A legislative panel heard mixed testimony Wednesday on a plan to set up a specialized court for military veterans struggling to readjust to civilian life.
CARSON CITY — Nevada legislators frequently hear witnesses testify that the state ranks worst in the nation in its foreclosure rates, suicide rates and Medicaid reimbursements, and near the bottom in support for education.
CARSON CITY — The state’s projected $2 billion budget hole has gotten $100 million deeper, but Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley refused to say Monday whether her party will support any tax increases.
CARSON CITY — Total spending by Nevada state government actually would increase by $1 billion under the governor’s proposed two-year budget with the infusion of federal stimulus money, according to an analysis by a conservative think tank.
CARSON CITY — Lawmakers start their fifth week of the 2009 session on Monday with a review of the nearly $1.5 billion in federal stimulus funds coming to Nevada and debate on how much it will actually reduce a huge state revenue shortfall.
Twenty-plus college students pleaded with legislators Friday to keep the higher education system’s budget from being cut, which many said could end their chances of success in life.