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IRS Advisory Council supports Nevada reps’ effort to raise slot tax reporting threshold

The IRS Advisory Council suggested the agency raise the tax reporting threshold on slot machine jackpots, an effort congressional leader have sought for nearly a decade.

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D.C. Download: The $1.59 trillion question

Amodei, a senior appropriator, said even if the toplines are adhered to, there is likely not enough time to write spending bills to those levels by next week. If it were up to him, Congress would pass a continuing resolution to extend current spending levels to February, making a uniform deadline for all government funding and averting a shutdown.

How Biden's battle against resort and other 'junk' fees could affect Las Vegas

The war on junk fees has become a centerpiece of the president’s and Democrats’ political agenda. They’re banking on the issue being an electoral hit, believing junk fees to be universally unpopular. And the release of a proposed Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rule in October would give the effort teeth, creating a legal standard in which full prices must be displayed up front and additional fees must be legitimate.

A rendering of what the Las Vegas Brightline West station, on Las Vegas Boulevard, might look like. (Brightline West/Courtesy).

Vegas to L.A. high-speed rail line secures $3 billion in federal funding

Brightline West — the company behind the proposed high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Rancho Cucamonga — will receive $3 billion from the Department of Transportation, a large portion of the $3.75 billion the company was seeking in public funds. The remainder of the projected $12 billion cost will be privately financed.

Many Nevada veterans receiving 'care they need' year after toxic exposure bill passed

The PACT Act extends health care coverage to veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange, burn pits and other forms of toxic exposures during their military service and makes over 20 conditions associated with toxic exposure “presumptive,” meaning veterans don’t have to spend time proving their disability is a result of their service when applying for Department of Veterans Affairs benefits or health care. 

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