CARSON CITY– A bill debated Tuesday by Nevada lawmakers would impose a moratorium on capital punishment in Nevada until mid-2011, while a study is done on the cost of the death penalty.
CARSON CITY — A bill designating the vivid dancer damselfly as Nevada’s official state insect has won unanimous support in the state Senate and is on its way to the Assembly.
CARSON CITY — The Assembly Ways and Means Committee voted unanimously Monday for two measures that allow lawmakers to accept federal stimulus funds for jobless benefits — despite earlier concerns by Gov. Jim Gibbons.
The hepatitis C crisis that continues to unfold in Southern Nevada played a critical role in the introduction Monday of an Assembly bill that would remove the key element of the 2004 medical malpractice reform initiative: a $350,000 cap on pain and suffering damages.
CARSON CITY — State Sen. Mike Schneider, D-Las Vegas, wants to spend $1.6 billion for education, besides the lawmakers’ usual allocation for schools, to help improve Nevada’s ranking near the bottom among states in educational dollars spent per student.
This is not an article about whether the Legislature should raise taxes.
CARSON CITY — Nevada lawmakers are expected to introduce more than 100 bills and discuss federal stimulus funds, budgeting accountability and pay raises in the Nevada governor’s office as they start the eighth week of the 2009 session on Monday.
CARSON CITY — A measure that would give Nevada bankers a tax break isn’t likely to win approval given the state’s bleak finances, its author says.