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Heller backs backs bill designed to improve access to contraceptives (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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 (11)

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 (12)

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 (13)

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 (14)

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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Nevada Legislature: Lawmakers face deadline today (15)

May 15, 2015 — 

One of the last major deadlines of the 2015 Legislature hits today: committee passage in the second house of all legislation not granted an exemption.That means all non-exempt bills which …

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Nevada Legislature: Gov. Brian Sandoval includes Assembly ideas in updated tax plan (16)

May 14, 2015 — 

Gov. Brian Sandoval released an updated tax proposal Thursday he said improved upon a plan he introduced earlier in the session and incorporated ideas from leaders in the Assembly, which …

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St. Patrick’s hosts annual Portuguese Festa (17)

May 14, 2015 — 

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church will host the annual Fallon Portuguese Festa this weekend at the church’s new St. Patrick’s Parrish Hall at 850 W. 4th St., to celebrate a historical …

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PERS reviews key pending legislation to Fallon audience (18)

May 13, 2015 — 

An informal presentation on the Public Employees’ Retirement System and the ramifications of pending legislation in the Nevada Legislature drew about 125 people to the Oasis Community Church on Thursday.Current …

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Nevada Legislature: Ex-presidents say community colleges have a losing formula (19)

May 13, 2015 — 

Two former campus presidents say the new higher education funding formula will cause irreparable damage to Nevada’s community colleges in multiple ways.Carol Lucey, who led Western Nevada College for 14 …

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Nevada Legislature: Senate votes to create presidential preference primary (20)

May 13, 2015 — 

On a party-line vote, the Nevada Senate Tuesday passed legislation creating a presidential preference primary and moving the state’s primary date from June to the last Tuesday in February.SB421 was …

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