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Second major legislative deadline hits Tuesday (1)

April 19, 2015 — 

The 2015 Legislature faces its second major deadline this week — bills must be voted out of the house where they originated before midnight Tuesday or they die.The exceptions, of …

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Lingering feud persists between GOP Assembly members (2)

April 18, 2015 — 

Assembly Judiciary Chairman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, on Saturday fired back at Victoria Seaman, the Republican freshman who accused him of threatening her because she complained he refused to hold a …

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Nevada receives $2.2 million for veteran housing projects (3)

April 18, 2015 — 

Nevada has been awarded $2,220,253 in Veterans Affairs funding for veteran housing projects across Nevada.Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nv., said the funding is for housing choice vouchers for homeless veterans who …

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Nevada Hospital Association says Medicaid costs unsustainable (4)

April 17, 2015 — 

The combination of rising costs, state cuts during the recession and the burgeoning Medicaid population under the Affordable Health Care Act has left Nevada’s hospitals with an unsustainable, unfunded burden.Bill …

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ACLU of Nevada joins effort to reinstate Obama’s immigration plan (5)

April 17, 2015 — 

CARSON CITY — The ACLU of Nevada is among about 150 organizations asking the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn an injunction which temporarily halted President Obama’s immigration programs. …

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Nevada Legislature: No action on PERS bill to alter pension fund, tackle liability (6)

April 16, 2015 — 

Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R-Reno, told the Nevada Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday putting new public workers into a hybrid 401k style plan, instead of the current PERS system, would …

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Gayle H. Robertson selected as Carson City treasurer (7)

April 16, 2015 — 

Gayle H. Robertson, a certified public accountant, was selected as Carson City’s next treasurer Thursday morning by the Carson City Board of Supervisors.Robertson was selected by a 3-1 vote, with …

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Nevada Legislature: No action on PERS bill to alter pension fund, tackle liability (8)

April 15, 2015 — 

Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R-Reno, told the Nevada Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday putting new public workers into a hybrid 401k style plan, instead of the current PERS system, would …

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Nevada Supreme Court could eventually shrink (9)

April 15, 2015 — 

May be down to five members in 2019If the plain language of current statute is followed, the Nevada Supreme Court is going to shrink from seven members to five in …

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Biennial Donkey- elephant hoops game is April 23 (10)

April 15, 2015 — 

The biennial Donkey/Elephant basketball game — that’s Democrats vs. Republicans — is set for April 23 at Carson High School.The game is traditionally played during the middle of the Legislative …

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Nevada Legislature: Quarter of bills listed as dead (11)

April 14, 2015 — 

A total of 246 bills were listed as dead last weekbecause they failed to get out of committee.Friday was the deadline for bills to pass out of committee in the …

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Nevada Legislature: Quarter of bills listed as dead (12)

April 12, 2015 — 

A total of 246 bills were listed as dead Friday because they failed to get out of committee.Friday was the deadline for bills to pass out of committee in the …

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Nevada Legislature deadline looms: What bills are through, what’s not ... (13)

April 10, 2015 — 

Panel OKs bill allowing governments to not work with unionsA Nevada committee has passed two Republican-backed bills affecting public employee retirement payouts and allowing local governments to opt out of …

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Committee passes watered down federal lands bill (14)

April 9, 2015 — 

With almost no discussion, the Assembly Natural Resources, Mining and Agriculture Committee capitulated on the bill seeking to claim ownership of all federal lands in Nevada.The panel headed by Dr. …

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Heller, Titus criticize Yucca Mountain tour (15)

April 9, 2015 — 

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nv., said Wednesday the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s recent trip to Yucca Mountain was nothing more than a political sideshow.He pointed out the committee refused to …

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Amodei named vice chair of Appropriations (16)

April 9, 2015 — 

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., has been named vice chairman of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee.Subcommittee chairman Tom Graves, R-Ga., said vice chairs of the various subcommittees play an important role …

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Nevada Legislature: Committee OKs bill aimed at keeping non-citizens from voting (17)

April 9, 2015 — 

Nevada lawmakers have advanced a proposal to keep non-citizens off the voter rolls. The Assembly Legislative Operations and Elections Committee passed AB459 on Thursday in a 6-4 vote. The bill …

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Nevada Legislature: Panel OKs bill designating more elected offices nonpartisan (18)

April 9, 2015 — 

An Assembly committee has passed a bill that would designate more Nevada elected offices as nonpartisan. The Assembly Legislative Operations and Elections Committee voted 6-4 on Thursday to approve AB320, …

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Nevada Legislature: Cloud seeding called vital due to drought (19)

April 9, 2015 — 

Sen. Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, told fellow members of Senate Finance on Thursday the bill putting $500,000 into cloud seeding efforts this coming biennium is vital because of the drought.“We already …

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Nevada’s claim to federal lands debated (20)

April 9, 2015 — 

The Assembly Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining has set a work session and possible vote for today on the bill that would claim title to all federal lands …

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