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Nevada Legislature: PERS ‘hybrid’ plan supported, criticized (1)

March 3, 2015 — 

Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R-Reno, told the Assembly Government Affairs Committee that Nevada’s Public Employee Retirement System has upward of $12 billion in unfunded liability and has been on a downward …

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Adam Laxalt proposes legal assistance program for vets (2)

March 3, 2015 — 

CARSON CITY — Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt recently announced the formation of an advisory committee for the potential creation of a military legal assistance program in the state.Members of …

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Nevada Legislature: Judiciary hears bill to protect sellers of defective products (3)

March 3, 2015 — 

Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson, R-Las Vegas, told the Judiciary Committee on Thursday innocent product sellers shouldn’t be “dragged into court” to defend faulty products.The measure is one of several …

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Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison calls for reform of teacher protection rules (4)

March 3, 2015 — 

If Nevada doesn’t reform rules that currently protect teachers based on seniority rather than performance, Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison says the state is just setting itself up for a lawsuit …

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Commissioners meet Thursday (5)

March 3, 2015 — 

The first County Commission meeting of March will be held today at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. Among the items commissioners will …

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January gaming down by 9.2 percent (6)

March 3, 2015 — 

A strong increase Baccarat win fueled a 7.75 percent overall increase in statewide gaming win for January.Baccarat was up 69.2 percent or $56.3 million to a total of $137.8 million …

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City officials run unopposed (7)

March 3, 2015 — 

Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford, Councilman Robert “Bob” Erickson and Councilwoman Kelly Frost face no opposition for another term because no one “threw their hats in the ring” to run against …

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Groups rally against push to control federal land (8)

March 2, 2015 — 

Several hundred people gathered Monday at rallies in Utah and Nevada to demonstrate their opposition to efforts by some Western states to seize control of federal lands. At a rally …

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Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison calls for reform of teacher protection rules (9)

March 1, 2015 — 

If Nevada doesn’t reform rules that currently protect teachers based on seniority rather than performance, Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison says the state is just setting itself up for a lawsuit …

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Inmate dies at Carson City Correctional Center (10)

March 1, 2015 — 

CARSON CITY — An inmate serving time for possession of a stolen vehicle in Clark County has died at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City. Nevada Department of …

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Proposed collective bargaining bill is debated (11)

February 28, 2015 — 

Local governments say they need the ability to reopen collective bargaining agreements in times of fiscal emergencies.But union officials told members of the Senate Government Affairs Committee SB168 goes too …

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January gaming win up by 7.75 percent (12)

February 28, 2015 — 

A strong increase Baccarat win fueled a 7.75 percent overall increase in statewide gaming win for January.Baccarat was up 69.2 percent or $56.3 million to a total of $137.8 million …

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Sandoval plan would centralize teacher professional development money under state board (13)

February 28, 2015 — 

Education Superintendent Dale Erquiaga on Friday laid out the governor’s plan to centralize funding for teacher professional development under the state Board of Education.Erquiaga said the Regional Professional Development Programs …

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Silver State Health Exchange names new board leaders (14)

February 28, 2015 — 

The Silver State Health Exchange has elected Leslie Johnstone as its new board chairman.Johnstone is the former director of the Public Employees Benefits Program who also has extensive experience in …

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Nevada gambling regulators sign off on Olympic betting (15)

February 27, 2015 — 

Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green.Nevada gambling regulators …

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Nevada Legislature: Judiciary hears bill to protect sellers of defective products (16)

February 27, 2015 — 

Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson, R-Las Vegas, told the Judiciary Committee on Thursday innocent product sellers shouldn’t be “dragged into court” to defend faulty products.The measure is one of several …

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School bond, prevailing wage bill faces bumpy Assembly ride (17)

February 27, 2015 — 

A bill that promises more money for a backlog of school construction projects but would suspend wage rules favored by Democrats faced even more opposition in the Nevada Assembly than …

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Nevada bond reform measure passes Senate (18)

February 26, 2015 — 

Nevada lawmakers continued to push their extensive reform agenda Wednesday, passing a bill sharply reducing the size of a bond that must be posted to appeal a construction defects award.The …

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Sen. Dean Heller joins coalition to prevent sexual assaults on campus (19)

February 26, 2015 — 

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., has joined a bipartisan group of 12 in sponsoring legislation to prevent sexual assaults on the nation’s college campuses.The legislation would establish campus resources and support …

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Carson City-WNC, Great Basin presidents say bridge funding vital (20)

February 26, 2015 — 

Presidents of Western Nevada and Great Basin colleges are telling lawmakers the “bridge funding” is critically important to help them shift to the new system funding formula.Two years ago, the …

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