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Bill-drafting backlog will be an issue as a major deadline hits in a week

Republican Assembly members complained during a news conference last week that bills have been unusually slow coming out of the legal division.

Minority Leader Pat Hickey of Reno and Cresent Hardy of Mesquite said they think the problem is the need to sort out how to handle the case of Steven Brooks, the troubled Assembly member now facing a felony domestic violence charge.

"I just got my first one today," he said Thursday of receiving a bill.

They weren't the only ones. Several lobbyists have remarked about what they consider a very slow start to this legislative session.

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