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Deonne Contine named director of Nevada’s Department of Taxation (1)

November 20, 2014 — 

Gov. Brian Sandoval has named deputy director Deonne Contine as the new director of Nevada’s Department of Taxation. “Her wide breadth of experience within state government will enable a smooth …

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Pot and gun petitions pass first hurdle (2)

November 20, 2014 — 

Advocates collected more than twice the number of signatures needed to make the Legislature consider petitions legalizing recreational marijuana and requiring background checks to buy a gun in Nevada. The …

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PERS premium to increase again in coming biennium (3)

November 19, 2014 — 

The retirement premium paid by state workers and other non-police/fire public employees will increase again this coming biennium. Actuaries recommended and the Public Employees Retirement Board approved a 2.25 percent …

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Pot and gun petitions pass first hurdle (4)

November 19, 2014 — 

Advocates collected more than twice the number of signatures needed to make the Legislature consider petitions legalizing recreational marijuana and requiring background checks to buy a gun in Nevada. The …

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Health exchange enrollment running ‘smoothly’ so far (5)

November 19, 2014 — 

Unlike last year, open enrollment for health insurance under Obamacare is working smoothly thus far. “It was a positive weekend,” said Tyler Klimas, spokesman for the Silver State Health Insurance …

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Getto leaves community a legacy (6)

November 18, 2014 — 

He was larger in life to many people who knew him, but for the family and friends of Virgil Getto, he was known as a down-to-earth man who left a …

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Power struggle over tax and revenue system lurking ahead of 2015 Legislature (7)

November 15, 2014 — 

The unanticipated Republican takeover of the Nevada Assembly has thrown a potential monkey wrench into Gov. Brian Sandoval’s plans to restructure Nevada’s tax and revenue system. While most thought the …

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Ford new leader of Senate Democrats (8)

November 13, 2014 — 

Aaron Ford, D-Las Vegas, will replace Mo Denis as leader of the Democratic caucus in the Nevada Senate. Ford said Sen. Debbie Smith of Sparks is going to return as …

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We call him Virgil (9)

November 13, 2014 — 

For those who knew him in the state Legislature and of his leadership in rural Nevada politics, he was known as Mr. Getto. For those who worked with him in …

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Well-traveled World War II ambulance makes Reno Vet Day parade appearance (10)

November 11, 2014 — 

A well-traveled, 72-year-old World War II veteran made a triumphant return the annual Veterans Day parade in Reno on Tuesday. A remodeled 1942 Dodge WC-54 3/4-Ton Army Ambulance, owned by …

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Minor rise in major revenue for state (11)

November 11, 2014 — 

The Economic Forum heard from agencies, the fiscal division and budget office Friday it can expect the state’s major revenue streams to be flat or a bit down for fiscal …

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Tax breaks costing state $3.77 billion (12)

November 10, 2014 — 

Abatements, exemptions, deductions and other tax breaks in statute cost the state of Nevada $3.77 billion in 2013-2014, according to a report issued on Monday by the Department of Taxation. …

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Design/build methods approved for USA Parkway (13)

November 10, 2014 — 

The Nevada Department of Transportation board on Monday unanimously instructed staff to move forward with the USA Parkway project that will connect Highway 50 in Lyon County with Interstate 80 …

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Minor rise in major revenue for state budget (14)

November 8, 2014 — 

The Economic Forum heard from agencies, the fiscal division and budget office Friday it can expect the state’s major revenue streams to be flat or a bit down for fiscal …

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Secure smart phones to block ID theft (15)

November 6, 2014 — 

Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says owners of smartphones need to take precautions to make sure the information in their phone isn’t stolen by someone. She said smartphones are essentially …

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Did Soviets poison Gen. George Patton? (16)

November 6, 2014 — 

In just four days, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, we will be commemorating Veterans Day, the annual federal holiday which honors America’s military veterans who have served us so heroically and …

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Commissioners agree to water protection plan (17)

November 6, 2014 — 

The Churchill County Commissioner implemented the county’s participation at their Thursday morning meeting in the Integrated Source Water Protection Program. Kim Borgzinnner, with the Bureau of Water Pollution Control, said …

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Earthquake swarm strikes Northwestern Nevada (18)

November 6, 2014 — 

A swarm of earthquakes in a sparsely populated area of far northwest Nevada that began on July 12, 2014, has increased in intensity over the past several days. This activity …

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Kieckhefer, Settlemeyer part of caucus leadership (19)

November 5, 2014 — 

The Senate Republican Caucus on Wednesday announced the election of Sen. Michael Roberson, R-Henderson, as caucus leader for the 2015 Legislative Session. Also elected into caucus leadership were: Sen. Ben …

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Huge Republican tsunami changes Nevada landscape (20)

November 5, 2014 — 

RENO, Nev. — Republicans weren’t the only ones trying to latch onto Gov. Brian Sandoval’s coattails as he cruised to re-election by the second-largest margin in Nevada’s 150-year history. Hours …

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