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Cortez Masto will keep delaying Department of Energy nominees until she gets written promise that no more plutonium is coming
Megan Messerly, Michelle Rindels and Riley Snyder
March 20th, 2019 - 9:05pm
Cortez Masto said Perry called her on Friday to voice his concerns about her decision to put a “hold” on nominees, which slows down the confirmation process. She said Perry told her that he felt he could give her that commitment and agreed to have members of their respective staffs work on the written letter.
Eleven marijuana businesses sue, arguing state 'arbitrarily' issued dispensary licenses, lack of transparency could be hiding corruption
Michelle Rindels
March 20th, 2019 - 2:31pm
It’s the latest in a string of lawsuits since the state announced in early December that it had granted additional licenses, but refused to reveal even the business names of those who won without the winners’ written consent.
NV Energy calls for higher exit fees on growing list of departing companies
Riley Snyder
March 20th, 2019 - 2:15am
In a strongly worded, 29-page “alternative impact analysis” submitted last week by the utility as part of the South Point Hotel and Casino’s application to leave the utility’s electric service, NV Energy made clear its concerns with the legal process (dubbed 704B after the section in state law) used by more than a dozen businesses in the last two years to leave the utility’s electric service.
Titus: South Carolina open to taking plutonium back
Michelle Rindels, Riley Snyder and Megan Messerly
March 19th, 2019 - 8:13pm
Democratic Rep. Dina Titus said Gov. Steve Sisolak told her the governor of South Carolina would take back plutonium that was shipped to Nevada if the federal government helps finish a stalled plutonium processing plant.
2-Minute Preview: Lawmakers to hear bills on prevailing wage for school construction, marijuana-infused massages
Michelle Rindels, Riley Snyder and Megan Messerly
March 20th, 2019 - 2:05am
Lawmakers on Wednesday will consider reversing a 2015 Republican-backed law limiting prevailing wage for school construction projects, vote on a physician aid-in-dying bill and discuss allowing marijuana-infused massages.
Funding for Creech, Nellis construction projects at risk if Congress fails to enact DOD budget on time
Humberto Sanchez
March 20th, 2019 - 2:00am
Congress could prevent funds marked for military construction, including up to $91 million for projects at Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases, from being diverted to the border wall if it approves the Pentagon’s budget before the start of the next fiscal year.
After bitter 2016 cycle, Nevada Democrats overhaul caucus process to build a bigger tent
Megan Messerly
March 19th, 2019 - 6:00pm
Three years after a raucous state Democratic convention resulted in death threats against the party’s chair and cut deep wounds within the party, Nevada Democrats are hoping for smooth sailing with their first-in-the-West presidential caucus in 2020.
Nevada, Colorado River states sign letter agreeing to Drought Contingency Plan, despite opposition from river's largest user
Daniel Rothberg
March 19th, 2019 - 4:50pm
After years of talks and disputes, the seven states in the Colorado River Basin came together on Tuesday to back a Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) to use less water during shortages. Negotiators for the seven states sent the plan to Congress and met a key deadline imposed by federal water managers.
After 2017 veto, lawmakers again consider boosting renewable standards to 50 percent by 2030
Riley Snyder
March 19th, 2019 - 3:41pm
Introduced late Monday by Democratic Sen. Chris Brooks, SB358 would increase the state’s current renewable standard growth from 25 percent by 2025 to 50 percent by 2030 — the same concept vetoed by former Gov. Brian Sandoval in 2017 but approved at the ballot by nearly 60 percent of voters in the 2018 election.