Analysis: Which lawmakers were least likely to toe the party line?
June 15th, 2021 - 2:00am
From permanent expanded mail voting to the state public health option, the 2021 Legislature saw no shortage of headline-grabbing partisan disagreements — but a look at actual vote totals reveals that the vast majority of bills were passed with at least some bipartisan buy-in.
Nevada Indian Country celebrates wins at the Legislature, including greater access to higher education for students
June 13th, 2021 - 2:00am
The legislation prioritized by Native leaders that cleared the lawmaking session include measures that waive fees at Nevada colleges and universities for Native students; prohibit racially discriminatory language or imagery in schools; and provide environmental protection for sacred sites, among others.
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Sisolak rejects four bills including legislative ethics commissions and housing discrimination changes
June 12th, 2021 - 4:00pm
Gov. Steve Sisolak said late Friday he vetoed four bills passed during the recently concluded Legislature, including measures that would have created legislative ethics commissions, amended Nevada’s housing discrimination laws, revised the state’s tourism improvement districts and established a dental oversight committee.
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Sisolak celebrates bills that expand voting access during ceremonial signing
Nevada Supreme Court upholds narrow victory in Clark County Commission race
Sisolak signs bill making Nevada the second state to adopt a public health insurance option
Sisolak signs much-debated ‘Right to Return’ legislation into law
With new law, Las Vegas water agency bets on ‘aggressive municipal water conservation measure' to remove decorative turf, conserve Colorado River supply
June 8th, 2021 - 2:00am
The Southern Nevada Water Authority, which serves the Las Vegas metro area, is tasked with implementing what its general manager said is probably “the most aggressive municipal water conservation measure that's been taken in the western United States.”
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Behind the Bar: How the mining tax compromise deal came to be
June 3rd, 2021 - 2:00am
The final deal was sealed up in a Sunday morning meeting in the state Capitol — all four legislative leaders, budget committee chairs and top Republicans on those committees (Sen. Ben Kieckhefer and Assemblywoman Jill Tolles) met with Gov. Steve Sisolak and his staff, agreeing to the rough contours of the “deal” to pass the mining tax with enough Republican votes in tow.
Sisolak signs permanent expansion of mail-in voting, mining tax compromise, dozens of other bills
June 2nd, 2021 - 5:46pm
“At a time when State legislatures across the country are attempting to roll back access to the polls, I am so proud that Nevada continues to push forward with proven strategies that make voting more accessible and secure,” Sisolak said in a statement.
Secretary of state opens up about threats she received after no evidence of ‘widespread’ voter fraud found
June 2nd, 2021 - 5:24pm
Republican Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske opened up Wednesday about her experience on the job after the November presidential election sparked allegations of voter fraud in Nevada, as well as about threatening emails and phone calls she and her family and staff received.
Sisolak ‘damn proud’ of Legislature, will sign state public option bill, explains death penalty decision
June 1st, 2021 - 5:48pm
The first-term Democrat rattled off a list of accomplishments during the 120-day session that ended Monday, including distributing $100 million in grants to small businesses, earmarking federal funds to modernize the unemployment system, passing a bill that guarantees many hospitality workers the “right to return” to their old jobs and passing measures that expand voting opportunities.
Gun free zones in casinos, increasing justice court fees and licensing midwives among many casualties of legislative session
PHOTOS: Countdown to sine die in Carson City
May 31st, 2021 - 6:29pm
The 120-day session of the 81st Legislature is winding down on this Memorial Day in Carson City. Lawmakers are constitutionally obligated to finish their work by the stroke of midnight, meaning a mad dash to the finish line with fewer than six hours to go.