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Proposed collective bargaining bill is debated (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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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Nevada Sen. Dean Heller introduces geothermal permits bill (11)

February 26, 2015 — 

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., has introduced legislation he said is going to streamline and simplify the review process for Geothermal exploration.He said the current process is “grueling.”“What’s worse is these …

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Bill to keep guns from abusers criticized for other elements (12)

February 26, 2015 — 

A wide-ranging Nevada bill discussed Wednesday would bar people from owning a gun after a domestic violence conviction. But it also drew strident criticism for broadening the definition of justifiable …

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Hutchison: Session is committed to real change (13)

February 26, 2015 — 

Citing issues ranging from construction defects and tort reform to education, tourism and economic development, Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison told a breakfast meeting of business leaders on Wednesday this legislative …

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Nevada bond reform measure passes Senate (14)

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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Nevada Legislature: GPS tracking of parolees approved by Senate (15)

February 26, 2015 — 

The Nevada Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved SB37 allowing the use of Global Positioning System devices to track parolees, probationers and other offenders under state supervision.Testimony in committee indicated GPS …

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Bill would create State Seal of Biliteracy for diplomas (16)

February 25, 2015 — 

Nevada lawmakers are proposing a special seal for the diplomas of bilingual high school graduates. Members of the Assembly Education Committee are expected to review AB166 at a meeting on …

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Bill to restructure public employee retirement board dies (17)

February 25, 2015 — 

CARSON CITY — A bill to change the makeup of Nevada’s public employee retirement board has died in an Assembly committee after meeting stiff opposition in a hearing last week …

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University system asks lawmakers to restore professor pay raises (18)

February 25, 2015 — 

University officials asked a combined hearing of the Assembly Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees on Tuesday to restore the merit pool funding that provides professors and other professionals …

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Nevada Legislature: School concealed weapons bill introduced (19)

February 24, 2015 — 

Lawmakers have introduced a bill allowing gun owners with concealed carry permits to bring their weapons to schools and portions of airports. Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore introduced AB 148 on …

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Kirner’s bill revamps PERS plan (20)

February 24, 2015 — 

Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R-Reno, on Monday introduced legislation that would dramatically alter the Public Employees Retirement System’s benefits for employees hired after July 1, 2016.He said the plan would protect …

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