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Actor Jeremy Renner and UNR President Brian Sandoval during a tour of campus in Reno on May 23, 2023. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent).

Sandoval backs Renner amendment to expand film tax credit bill to Northern Nevada

The lucrative expansion of film tax credits — potentially worth more than $4 billion through the 20-year lifetime of the proposal — has drawn intense scrutiny and renewed interest by outside parties looking for a slice of the tax credit pie. 


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Nevada colleges plan bigger construction asks amid budget surplus

In the wake of budget projections showing the state will have $251 million more than expected, colleges and universities are angling for more. On the top of that list is additional funding for capital improvements — massive, multimillion dollar construction projects that range from new, state-of-the-art lab space to entire new campuses. 

How a historic state worker pay boost could force higher ed cuts

Amid a now-highly partisan split over new state employee compensation packages, the state’s higher education institutions have raised concerns that the size of the increase — coupled with the way the state funds those increases — may force colleges and universities to make budget cuts, even under the new budgetary windfall.

VIDEO: Conference celebrates life of Robert Laxalt

During a closing address for a conference celebrating the life and work of Basque-Nevadan author Robert Laxalt, his grandson Gabriel Urza brought out a leather satchel containing notes from his grandfather’s reporting for National Geographic as well as an early manuscript of his book The Governor’s Mansion.

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