In a major legal test of a landmark 2019 law that allowed state workers to unionize, a Carson City judge ruled against Nevada’s largest state worker union Thursday, preserving a veto from Gov. Joe Lombardo that scuttled a $25 million appropriation funding a now-2-year-old state worker arbitration agreement.
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Reproductive rights are trying to place a question on the 2024 ballot to enshrine those rights in Nevada's constitution. A Carson City judge ruled the question was too broad, but an appeal is expected in the Nevada Supreme Court
The prisoners alleged that they were required to keep working despite suffering burns on their feet, which prevented them from being able to walk. The state will now provide more medical checks and training.
Silva granted a motion to dismiss the case from defendants Gov. Joe Lombardo, who signed the bill into law, and Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar, who pursued the legislation after making it a campaign priority to increase protections for election workers.
By the end of 2021, Nevada’s incarcerated population reached its lowest level in two decades at less than 10,400 people, down from a recent peak of more than 14,000 in 2016, according to data published by the Nevada Department of Sentencing Policy.
The Fred family has fought for years to regain permanent control of their home, which was a refuge for family members experiencing homeless. They're arguing civil forfeitures violate double jeopardy laws.
At the meeting, prison officials provided results from a dietary inspection and details about new reentry programs and food menus that Dzurenda said will revert to the portions that were available before 2019, a change he said was prompted after “one complaint from one offender — to Health and Human Services.”
Since last year, the Division of Public and Behavioral Health has had to pay $500 fines for every day that a criminal defendant's transfer to a psychiatric facility is delayed. Their effort to overrule those fines failed.
Instructions from Nevada Medicaid on abortion policy billing states that “abortion services are covered only for pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or if the procedure is necessary to save the life of the mother.”
Youth attendees spoke about feeling led astray by rap music and television, neglected or abandoned by leaders and over-policed in schools or neighborhoods — calling for simple solutions such as mentorship or “open gym,” which means free access to gyms inside community centers to play a wide variety of games or sports.
The state law passed in 2021 stipulates, “a presidential preference primary election must be held for all major political parties on the first Tuesday in February of each presidential election year,” unless there is only one or no qualified candidate for that party.