CARSON CITY — The Assembly and state Senate both approved an amended version of a bill Saturday that will make the Clark County sheriff or his designee the sole negotiator with police union representatives in contracts for the Police Department.
CARSON CITY — With their 2009 session scheduled to end on Monday, Nevada lawmakers kept working over the weekend on still-pending measures covering a wide range of issues.
CARSON CITY — Gov. Jim Gibbons’ veto-mania has given the Legislature an unusual slate of end-of-session business.
CARSON CITY — A plan to roll back a voter-approved ban on smoking in public places died weeks ago in the Nevada Legislature, but lobbyists for the gambling and tourism industries are using the last few days of the 2009 session to try to bring it back to life.
CARSON CITY — On a 28-14 vote, the Assembly today overrode Gov. Jim Gibbons’ veto of a bill to allow domestic partnerships in Nevada. With the override Saturday in the Senate, the domestic partners legislation will become law in Nevada on Oct. 1.
CARSON CITY — A bill that could keep as many as 17,700 Nevadans from losing their homes to foreclosure was signed into law Friday by Gov. Jim Gibbons.
CARSON CITY — A bill to provide funds for $336 million in state construction projects and building repairs over the next two years was quickly introduced and then passed 36-6 Friday in the Assembly.