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Nevada Legislature: PERS cost-cutting bill one of many bills approved late Friday (1)

May 23, 2015 — 

The Nevada Assembly has passed a bill aimed at saving the state’s Public Employees Retirement System $1 billion every 10 years. Assembly members voted 41-1 on Friday to pass SB406, …

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Bill regulating vaping products goes to Gov. (2)

May 23, 2015 — 

The Assembly on Friday passed SB225 adding electronic cigarettes, vapor products and other alternative nicotine delivery systems to the laws regulating the sale and advertising of tobacco products.Stores would be …

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Glitch prevents released inmates from getting licenses (3)

May 23, 2015 — 

The Department of Motor Vehicles and Supreme Court officials are working on a glitch in the rules that’s stopping newly released prison inmates from getting drivers’ licenses.Until about a year …

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Heller lobbies for Douglas, Good Samaritan land bills (4)

May 23, 2015 — 

Sen. Dean Heller on Friday urged fellow senators to support two pieces of public lands legislation including the Douglas County Conservation Act.He said that act is designed to “jump-start economic …

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Gov. expected to sign bill on leaving scene of accident (5)

May 23, 2015 — 

A bill encouraging people involved in an injury accident not to leave the scene is expected to be signed by the governor.SB245 was requested by prosecutors who said existing law …

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Bill for aircraft maintenance tax breaks (6)

May 23, 2015 — 

The Ways and Means Committee was told Friday giving aircraft maintenance companies tax breaks would bring them to Nevada, more than offsetting the amount of any abatements.Director Steve Hill of …

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Heller backs backs bill designed to improve access to contraceptives (7)

May 22, 2015 — 

Sen. Dena Heller, R-Nv., has joined in legislation designed to improve access to “safe and effective contraceptives.”The legislation would also encourage manufacturers of routine-use contraceptives to file an application with …

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Nevada Legislature: Campus Carry dies again on Assembly floor (8)

May 22, 2015 — 

A last ditch attempt to force Nevada college campuses to let people to carry guns to class was rejected by the Assembly on Thursday.Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-sparks, tried to attach …

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Tax plan reviewed; Aguero says small businesses get a break (9)

May 22, 2015 — 

Members of the legislative money committees got their first review of the governor’s latest tax plan on Thursday, a combination of elements in his original plan plus those in two …

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Nevada lawmakers vote to revive foreclosure mediation program (10)

May 21, 2015 — 

Members of the legislative money committees voted on Wednesday to revive the foreclosure mediation program for the coming two years.The program was created at the height of the recession when …

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April best month for jobs in 10 years (11)

May 21, 2015 — 

Nevada businesses added more jobs in April than in any month over the past 10 years.Economist Bill Anderson of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said the state saw …

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Committees approve death chamber funding (12)

May 20, 2015 — 

Legislative money committees voted on Wednesday to spend $858,539 to build a new execution chamber at the Ely State Prison.The old chamber, which was built decades ago as a gas …

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Nevada Legislature: Compromise tax plan hearing Thursday (13)

May 20, 2015 — 

With less than two weeks left in the regular 2015 Nevada Legislative session, the compromise tax plan designed to balance the state budget could become public today, despite not getting …

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Nevada Legislature: Lawmakers debate bill restricting tax-free purchases of construction materials by local governments (14)

May 19, 2015 — 

Bill wouldn’t allow tax-free construction purchases by local governementsAssembly Minority Leader Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas, told the Ways and Means Committee Tuesday local governments are cheating the state out …

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Nevada Legislature: Gun rights measures die during Friday’s deadline (15)

May 19, 2015 — 

A total of 39 bills died Friday at midnight because they couldn’t get out of committee in the 2015 Legislature — including a number of gun-rights measures proposed by members …

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Retail Association of Nevada poll backs Gov. Sandoval (16)

May 18, 2015 — 

The Retail Association of Nevada on Monday released a poll saying more than half of Nevadans think the state is moving in the right direction with 61 percent backing Gov. …

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Bill to make Nevada State Prison a tourist museum heads to Gov. Brian Sandoval (17)

May 17, 2015 — 

The Nevada Senate on Sunday passed legislation designed to boost efforts to convert the oldest parts of the historic Nevada State Prison into a museum, tourist attraction, scientific and historic …

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Nevada Legislature: Gun rights measures die during Friday’s deadline (18)

May 17, 2015 — 

A total of 39 bills died Friday at midnight because they couldn’t get out of committee in the 2015 Legislature — including a number of gun-rights measures proposed by members …

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Nevada Legislature: Committees OK most of Sandoval’s K-12 agenda (19)

May 17, 2015 — 

The legislative money committees on Saturday approved the vast majority of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposed education budget including $2.83 billion in spending from the Distributive School Account, the budget that …

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Stewart School bill heading to governor (20)

May 17, 2015 — 

The Senate on Saturday gave final passage to the bill creating a special account for the protection of Stewart Indian School at the southern border of Carson City.Sen. Pete Goicoechea …

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