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Deadly Nevada prison shooting prompts legislative concerns

Civil libertarians raised new concerns Friday over a bill sought by the Nevada Department of Corrections to make all agency records confidential following this week’s revelations that an inmate was shot and killed by a state prison guard four months ago.

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Kirner defends bargaining bill, says it’s not ‘union Armageddon’

Assemblyman Randy Kirner told two hearing rooms filled with public union members on Wednesday that his bill to make several changes to the state’s collective bargaining law to benefit local governments and taxpayers does not constitute “union Armageddon” as has been characterized by some labor officials.

Bill would allow pooled sports wagers in Nevada

Private entity groups would be allowed to place pooled wagers at Nevada sports books under a bill making a comeback in the Nevada Senate. Recently introduced Senate Bill 443 would allow a business entity to register with state gambling regulators and place big bets on football, basketball, boxing and other sports.

Cooling-off period again sought for Nevada legislators

Nevada Assemblyman Pat Hickey is making another effort this session to establish a cooling-off period for state lawmakers who want to become contract lobbyists at the Legislature.

Poll: Few voters support Hambrick recall

Only 17 percent of voters in Nevada Assembly Speaker John Hambrick’s Las Vegas district approve of an effort to recall the Republican, according to a poll released Monday.

Gun bills progress in Nevada Legislature

The Nevada Senate on Monday passed legislation prohibiting domestic violence abusers from possessing guns and making it easier for gun owners in other states to carry a concealed weapon in Nevada.

Bill introduced to allow Uber to legally operate

A bill that would enable ride-hailing apps like Uber to operate legally in the state was introduced Monday in the state Senate.

It’s time to start working late at the Nevada Legislature

Nevada Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson warned lawmakers to prepare for more late nights this week as the Senate continues its dive into the details of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s business license fee proposal.

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