Election 2018

Amodei, chamber express concerns about Trump's tariffs

Republican Rep. Mark Amodei said Thursday that there is a growing concern among Republicans and the business community that a trade war is going to hurt the economy and reduce the effectiveness of the GOP tax cuts.
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Government

Kavanaugh's 2013 ruling advancing Yucca complicates calculus for Heller

With the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to join the Supreme Court, Nevada’s senior senator must decide whether to support a nominee who issued a pivotal decision on the state’s most explosive political issue: Building a national nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain.
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Government

Amid a lawsuit, top official amends controversial Pahrump water ruling

In December, State Engineer Jason King placed strict regulations on the construction of new domestic wells that tap into Pahrump’s aquifer, where there are more rights to water than the amount of runoff that flows into the groundwater basin, according to the state’s hydrologists. Last week, King, Nevada’s top groundwater regulator, amended his original ruling.
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            Sisolak's longtime, personal lawyer threatens to sue Laxalt over 'defamatory statements' on attack website
            Jackie Valley and Riley Snyder
            July 17th, 2018 - 11:47am
            Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak’s longtime personal lawyer has written a blistering 11-page letter to his opponent, Attorney General Adam Laxalt, threatening to sue if his campaign doesn’t retract statements made about her on an attack website.
            Rates for on-exchange health insurance plans to increase by 1.9 percent next year, the smallest increase since the Affordable Care Act went into effect
            Megan Messerly
            July 17th, 2018 - 12:56pm
            The cost of plans through Nevada’s health insurance exchange are anticipated to only increase by an average of 1.9 percent next year in what the state’s insurance commissioner said is the lowest proposed rate increase from insurance companies since the Affordable Care Act went into effect in 2014.
            Rosen outpaces Heller in second quarter fundraising in U.S. Senate bid; Lee leads pack among House candidates
            Riley Snyder, Megan Messerly and Michelle Rindels
            July 17th, 2018 - 2:30am
            Fundraising in Nevada’s key federal races is heating up after the June primary election, with frontrunners raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign cash.
            Prolific on Facebook, online rooftop solar program called misleading by Clark County, NV Energy
            Riley Snyder
            July 17th, 2018 - 2:15am
            Renewable energy advocates have long held that Nevada’s net metering program for rooftop solar customers is a great deal not only for the environment, but also for Nevadans’ pocketbooks.
            Trump fundraiser nets nearly half a million for Heller-linked group
            Riley Snyder
            July 16th, 2018 - 9:24am
            A fundraising event with President Donald Trump last month helped net nearly a half million dollars to boost the campaign of Republican Sen. Dean Heller.
            Groundwater concerns and desert development clash again at Coyote Springs and in court
            Daniel Rothberg
            July 16th, 2018 - 2:30am
            The struggle for water at Coyote Springs, a proposed master-planned community about 60 miles outside of Las Vegas in the undisturbed and disconnected desert, was reignited this year when Nevada’s top water regulator said he was unlikely to approve subdivision maps for residential units.
            Trump-supporting, conservative 'dark money' group quietly ramping up voter registration efforts
            Riley Snyder
            July 16th, 2018 - 2:00am
            With little fanfare or attention, a conservative-leaning Nevada dark money group is pushing to change the state’s voter registration balance ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
            Shimkus frames Yucca Mountain as political, not scientific, debate during congressional tour
            Megan Messerly
            July 14th, 2018 - 6:05pm
            If Illinois Rep. John Shimkus has his way, life — the human kind — will come to Yucca Mountain not as it did in the 1990s to construct an experimental facility but to turn the site into a long-term nuclear waste repository that will receive shipments of radioactive waste from 121 sites spanning 39 states.
            Medicaid for some: Assemblyman works to bring forward new, narrower health insurance proposal to the 2019 Legislature
            Megan Messerly
            July 15th, 2018 - 2:15am
            Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle made national headlines last year after the Legislature approved a bill to allow all Nevadans to buy into a state-sponsored Medicaid-esque health insurance plan, a proposal that earned the tongue-in-cheek nickname “Sprinklecare” at the time.