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Sen. Smith to return to Nevada Legislature in April

State Sen. Debbie Smith, who missed the first month of the Nevada Legislature while undergoing treatment for a brain tumor, said Wednesday she plans to return to the state Senate in April.

Nevada legislators, others argue over overtime bill

A proposal to change Nevada’s overtime law was touted Wednesday by employers as a way to give businesses and workers more flexibility, but critics said it would subject employees to long hours without adequate compensation and jeopardize workplace safety.

Nevada school bond bill clears panel, heads to Assembly floor

A controversial bill that would extend a bond rollover program to address pressing Nevada school construction needs rose from the dead Tuesday in an Assembly committee but not without rancor among Republicans.

Bill would promote equal pay, tighten discrimination laws

Republican Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson earned praise and pledges of bipartisan cooperation Monday for his bill that would tighten Nevada’s employment discrimination laws and provide remedies to promote equal pay for equal work.

Legislature looks at helping with your student loans

Senate Minority Leader Aaron Ford delivered some encouraging news to university and college students visiting the Legislature Monday: He will soon introduce a bill that would establish a new state-run program to refinance their student loans to reduce their payments.

Bill to change Nevada PERS sparks debate in Assembly panel

An Assembly bill seeking to change the public employees retirement system in Nevada for future hires by switching to a mostly defined-contribution plan generated a lengthy debate Tuesday with government employee groups opposed and some business groups supportive.

Senate Republicans may introduce stand-alone school bond rollover bill

Senate Republican leaders announced they will introduce a stand-alone, emergency bill authorizing school districts to roll over bonding authority for school construction projects unless the Assembly passes a comprehensive measure that includes prevailing wage exemptions by the end of the week.

Assemblyman back at work after arrest on DUI charge

Assemblyman Richard Carrillo was back at work in the Nevada Legislature on Monday following his arrest last week on alleged drunken driving and a weapons charge.

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