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K-12 funding, ‘right to return’ bills pass Nevada Senate

Bills setting K-12 school funding, strengthening casino gun bans and helping laid off hospitality workers get their pre-pandemic jobs back were among measures moving a step closer to final passage Wednesday with action in the Senate and Assembly.

Nevada’s public option health care bill advances

Nevada’s bid to enact the second state-based public option health benefit plan in the nation passed the state Senate Monday on a 12-9 party line vote and moved to the Assembly with one week remaining in the session.

Maskless lawmaker muzzled by Assembly vote

Assemblywoman Annie Black, R-Mesquite, was stripped of her right to vote and speak on the floor after she refused to wear a mask as required by the rules of the chamber.

Nevada Legislative Building revising mask regulations

Unvaccinated personnel in the building are still required to wear a mask in any public area of the building but can remove the mask when in an office with the door closed.

Nevada’s Assembly, Senate approve more bills as session nears end

Lawmakers launched the final two weeks of the legislative session Monday with final chamber votes on scores of bills, including measures that raise the legal age for tobacco use, decriminalize jaywalking and garnish casino winnings from people who owe child support.

Windfall lets state restore Medicaid cuts

With the state’s fiscal outlook dramatically improved, lawmakers on Wednesday restored more than $301 million in planned cuts to Medicaid enacted in a special session last summer.

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