Many of the proposals announced Wednesday — including plans for state employee and teacher raises — were originally in a balanced budget proposal submitted by former Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval at the end of his term. But two key changes are expected to give Sisolak about $138 million more to play with than Sandoval had projected.
Democratic Assemblywoman Heidi Swank and a left-leaning PAC are launching an organized campaign asking voters to oppose Las Vegas City Council candidate and former Rep. Ruben Kihuen, after he was formally censured by House Ethics officials over credible allegations of sexual misconduct by multiple women.
Photographer David Calvert was in Carson City to catch the reactions from Nevada’s assembled lawmakers — both jubilant and wary — to a speech that marks the state’s first Democratic governorship in two decades.
Nevada lawmakers expressed everything from elation to skepticism after Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak unveiled his policy priorities Wednesday in the State of the State address, highlighting key issues — including state worker collective bargaining and minimum wage increases — that are likely to spur the most tension during the legislative session.
Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak is calling for a budget tens of millions of dollars above the one proposed by his predecessor, Brian Sandoval, adding a 3 percent salary increase for teachers, higher education employees and state workers, more clinics for people with mental illness and many other new spending initiatives, all without new taxes.
The agency released a list of scores for 457 applications for marijuana dispensary licenses that were received this fall, including those from the 61 applications that won conditional licenses, but is not providing the names attached to the scores unless the dispensary consents. After the department solicited such permission in December, the businesspeople behind only 26 of the applications have granted consent.
Gov. Steve Sisolak raised at least $1 million after he was elected, including $100,000 from one casino mogul, and leant himself $250,000 just before his victory over Adam Laxalt, a new campaign filing reveals.