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Horne hopes Brooks situation resolved by mid-March

Assembly Majority Leader William Horne said Wednesday he hopes the status of embattled Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks is resolved by mid-March before the legislative agenda heads into crunch time and bill deadlines loom.

Horne, D-Las Vegas, said he expects work to be completed in about two weeks by an independent counsel appointed to investigate whether Brooks is fit to serve in the Legislature.

Since January, Brooks, D-North Las Vegas, has been arrested twice, hospitalized for a mental evaluation, banished from the Legislature building and denied a gun purchase.

The Assembly Select Committee, a seven-member bipartisan panel who will recommend what …

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