CARSON CITY — Told that the state’s prison population is lower than expected, members of a Senate-Assembly budget panel said Thursday that they would like a delay in new prison construction and an end to plans to shut down an old prison and an inmate camp.
CARSON CITY — Gov. Jim Gibbons got his wish Thursday when state senators unanimously upheld his veto of a bill passed in 2007 that would have allowed rural counties to raise property taxes to construct juvenile detention facilities.
CARSON CITY — Southern Nevadans can testify about their experiences with the hepatitis C outbreak during a special legislative meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday in room 4401 of the Sawyer Building in Las Vegas.
A joint resolution proposed by state Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford and Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick seeks to ban experimental aircraft flights out of North Las Vegas Airport.
CARSON CITY — Assembly Republican leaders said Wednesday that Sen. Harry Reid should have secured more funds for Nevada in the $787 billion economic stimulus package signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama.
Parents of more than two-dozen children who depend on the state to fulfill their medical needs showed up at the Sawyer Building on Wednesday to explain how proposed Medicaid cuts would impact their lives. They didn’t get the chance. The 45 minutes allocated for public comment evaporated before Sara King, the mother of a child with cerebral palsy, and others made it to the microphone.
CARSON CITY — Children’s advocates contested the assertion of a child welfare official who told legislators Monday that homelessness has not increased since the recession began.
CARSON CITY — State officials warned Monday that proposed staffing cuts for the Nevada Equal Rights Commission will increase the time needed by the panel to resolve job discrimination claims, prompting criticism from a lawmaker.
CARSON CITY — Legislative fiscal analysts calculated that state government will net about $480 million in federal economic stimulus funds that can be used to plug part of a $1.8 billion hole in the governor’s budget, Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley said Monday.