Election 2018

After latest mass shooting, governor, gubernatorial candidates weigh in on stalled gun background check measure

Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt did not directly answer when asked whether, as governor, he would sign a bill requiring state-run background checks on private party gun purchases and transfers. Gov. Brian Sandoval told The Nevada Independent on Thursday that such an arrangement would be the best solution to the problem.

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Government

DREAMers still face uncertainty after Senate fails to act

The fate of the nation’s 1.8 million undocumented young people brought to the U.S. as children remained as uncertain as ever after the Senate on Thursday failed to advance any legislation to settle their status, including a plan proposed by President Donald Trump.

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Government

Seven-minute workshop belies industry concerns with insulin pricing transparency regulations

Despite the high theater that has surrounded Nevada’s first-in-the-nation insulin pricing transparency law — from a politically powerful union flying diabetes patients up to the Legislature to tell their personal stories to an impromptu hearing in back of the Assembly chambers where throngs of pharmaceutical lobbyists made a last-ditch stand against the bill — a workshop over a set of draft regulations to refine it lasted only seven minutes.

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Nevada health insurance exchange moves forward with plans for state-based platform
Megan MesserlyFebruary 15th, 2018
Nevada’s health insurance exchange is soldiering ahead with a plan to transition away from the federal enrollment website in favor of a state-run platform even as the White House continued to emphasize its opposition to the Affordable Care Act in a budget it released this week.
Nevada prison population declines but still well above "emergency capacity"
Michelle RindelsFebruary 15th, 2018
Officials at the Nevada Department of Corrections say the prison population has declined by more than 300 inmates since mid-2017 as the agency focuses more on rehabilitating inmates and after the Democrat-controlled Legislature approved a range of criminal justice reform bills.
Indy Q&A: In exclusive, Switch CEO Rob Roy opens up on energy choice ballot question, conflicts with NV Energy
Riley SnyderFebruary 14th, 2018
RENO -- In his first public interview in more than a decade, Switch CEO Rob Roy engaged in a passionate defense of a ballot question that would fundamentally reshape Nevada’s electric market while sharply criticizing the alleged excesses, overearnings and “fake philanthropy” of the state’s primary utility, NV Energy.
Heller doubles down on support for Obamacare repeal opposed by Sandoval
Humberto SanchezFebruary 14th, 2018
Republican Sen. Dean Heller signaled his pleasure this week with language in President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget plan that backed Heller’s proposal to replace Obamacare, an indication he is looking to capitalize on the White House embrace ahead of a possibly difficult primary.
Statewide coalition plans to bolster support for K-12 funding fixes
Jackie ValleyFebruary 14th, 2018
Building community awareness about school funding problems is the guiding force behind a new coalition called Fund Our Future Nevada. The statewide coalition, which launched Tuesday, aims to fight for better K-12 funding in the 2019 legislative session.
In Vegas, marriage is money, and tourism officials don't want to lose their edge
Michelle RindelsFebruary 14th, 2018
The number of Clark County marriage licenses has tumbled from more than 128,000 in 2004 to about 80,000 a year now, trends attributed to a variety of factors including a decline in the marriage rate, the recession and more competition from other destinations. While Las Vegas is still king when it comes to tying the knot, officials don’t want to lose their edge.
Sandoval says he has '100 percent confirmation' that Trump administration won't restart nuke tests in Nevada
Michelle RindelsFebruary 13th, 2018
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Tuesday addressed a stunning TIME magazine cover story asserting that President Donald Trump’s administration may restart nuclear testing in Nevada not for scientific reasons but as a show of force to other nations.
Mayor Goodman concerned but hopeful over Trump infrastructure plan
Humberto SanchezFebruary 13th, 2018
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman voiced concerns Monday over President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, which called on states to fund the lion’s share of highways, but added she was hopeful that the plan could help expand Interstate 15.
Interior Department reorganization, budget prompts concerns from Democrats, Republicans
Daniel RothbergFebruary 13th, 2018
The Interior’s budget document asks Congress to authorize funding that would be used to reorganize the agency’s bureaucracy. It also wants authority to take proceeds from Southern Nevada’s public lands buyback program and to end geothermal royalties to counties.