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Nevada Democrats fail to move forward on death penalty ban
Nevada Democrats fail to move forward on death penalty ban

April 18, 2019

Opponents of capital punishment began the Nevada legislative session bolstered by the governor’s general disapproval of the death penalty. But two bills that would have banned the punishment didn’t receive hearings and failed last week...




Nevada lobbyist accused of false statements at hearing

April 18, 2019

A policy director from a free-market organization has accused a Nevada lobbyist of making false statements while testifying in front of lawmakers earlier this year. A complaint filed by Robert Fellner with the Nevada Policy...


Lee condemns DeVos, praises state Democrat priorities

April 18, 2019

U.S. Rep. Susie Lee praised a ranging set of state-level Democratic priorities during an address before a joint session of the state Legislature. The Democrat on Wednesday expressed support for efforts to raise the minimum...


Senate votes to give governor more power over appointees
Senate votes to give governor more power over appointees

April 18, 2019

The Senate has unanimously approved a bill giving the governor full power to remove his appointees from office. SB14 was approved 21-0 and forwarded to the Assembly for consideration. Sen. James Ohrenschall, D-Las Vegas, said...




Rewrite of abortion law passes Nevada Senate
Rewrite of abortion law passes Nevada Senate

April 16, 2019

The Nevada Senate has passed a bill that seeks to rewrite the state’s abortion laws. Bill sponsor Democratic Sen. Yvanna Cancela says the legislation would bring the state’s informed consent laws for abortion in line...





Amodei: Let legal marijuana businesses have access to banks
Amodei: Let legal marijuana businesses have access to banks

April 15, 2019

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., says he opposed legalizing recreational use of marijuana but now supports giving those businesses safe access to financial institutions. “It wasn’t my cup of tea,” he told the Carson Chamber of...


Nevada Legislature panel votes to create statewide water agency
Nevada Legislature panel votes to create statewide water agency

April 15, 2019

Lawmakers voted Friday to create a new statewide water planning program to improve water conservation, drought response, long-term flood management and long-range planning. Sen. Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, said Nevada hasn’t had a water planning agency...



Bill concerning public records still alive after deadline

April 15, 2019

A bill to strengthen Nevada’s public records laws remains alive at the Nevada Legislature but faces possible changes. Friday was a deadline that decided whether many bills died or continued on in the legislative process,...


Nevada’s librarians unite for support from Legislature
Nevada’s librarians unite for support from Legislature

April 14, 2019

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of articles to highlight library programs funded by the Nevada Legislature. The Nevada Library Association is asking for permanent funding in this year’s legislative session. Librarians...


Bill would create educational excellence commission for Nevada
Bill would create educational excellence commission for Nevada

April 12, 2019

The Senate Education Committee on Friday gave its blessing to SB91, creating a Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education. The commission would be charged with developing a “statewide vision and implementation plan” to improve...