CARSON CITY — Despite a commitment from legislators to reduce proposed pay cuts, leaders of the state and Clark County teachers unions said Tuesday that they still might file a lawsuit against the state or school districts on the grounds that public education has not been adequately funded.
CARSON CITY — Gov. Jim Gibbons made a lot of fourth-graders happy Monday when he signed into law a bill making the vivid dancer damselfly Nevada’s official state insect.
CARSON CITY — An Assembly panel was urged Monday to pass a Senate-approved plan to ensure that open meeting laws are followed by government agencies when they revise their regulations.
CARSON CITY — Lawmakers approved the equivalent of a 4 percent cut in teacher salaries and a mandatory furlough of one day per month for other state employees Monday as they struggled to formulate a state budget amid historic revenue shortfalls.
CARSON CITY — In a state where people value small government and little intervention in their private lives, the Nevada Legislature is considering several bills that would increase the power of authorities to collect and store sensitive information on the people they seek to protect.
CARSON CITY — With a vital revenue report in hand, Nevada legislators start the 14th week of the 2009 session on Monday with a joint meeting of Senate and Assembly budget panels trying to resolve their differences in proposed spending for the next two fiscal years.
The state Legislature has been meeting for 90 days, but the real work is just beginning.
CARSON CITY — A Senate panel was told Friday that a bill stepping up state record-keeping to help keep guns away from the mentally ill has been revised to deal with earlier criticism that it didn’t protect Nevadans’ constitutional due-process rights.
CARSON CITY — State officials will have to make steeper budget cuts or increase taxes far more than anticipated since Nevada’s economy will continue to tank heading into 2010, according to tax revenue forecasts made Friday by the Economic Forum.