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Legislators strike back at graffiti with bill

Legislators got tough Sunday with juveniles who graffiti private or public property. On a 40-2 vote, the Assembly approved a Senate-passed bill that allows civil lawsuits to be filed against the parents of children under age 18 if the juveniles have defaced property with graffiti. The property owner can seek triple damages and lawyer fees.

Lawmakers scratching, clawing for budget deal

CARSON CITY – Leading lawmakers on Sunday scurried between the Capitol and the Legislative Building but didn’t strike a budget deal with GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval, leaving the two sides just a few days to complete a two-year state funding plan before a June 7 deadline.

Lawmakers enter final week; questions remain

CARSON CITY — Time is running out for the Nevada Legislature as the 17th and final week of the 2011 session begins Monday with the budget still very much in doubt because of a state Supreme Court ruling that questions the legality of funding tactics.

Attorney general won’t seek clarification of budget ruling

CARSON CITY — Democratic Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto refused GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval’s request to seek clarification from the state Supreme Court on its controversial Thursday decision, which seriously impacts his proposed state budget.

Sandoval, lawmakers study line of credit to balance budget

A leading Democratic lawmaker said legislators and Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval are considering a line of credit, mining taxes and revenue from abandoned casino winnings as options to balance the state’s next two-year budget.

Legislators approve nearly 80 bills

The Senate and Assembly approved nearly 80 bills Saturday as legislators rushed to clear the dockets before the June 6 adjournment. Both houses intend to work through the Memorial Day weekend.

Attorney general won’t seek clarification of budget ruling

Democratic Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto refused GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval’s request to seek clarification from the state Supreme Court on its controversial Thursday decision, which seriously impacts his proposed state budget.

Court ruling crafts new political realities for Sandoval

A new day has dawned in Nevada. No matter the contours of the budget deal GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval works out with Democratic leaders of the Legislature, the state can no longer freely grab pots of local government money to balance its budget, thanks to a Nevada Supreme Court decision.

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