With the fall semester coming to a close and the spring semester approaching, Nevada higher education Chancellor Melody Rose praised the system’s pandemic response thus far and signaled few changes to pandemic plans already in place during a meeting of the Board of Regents Friday.
Elaine Wynn, a longtime force in Nevada’s K-12 education world, is leaving the State Board of Education at the end of this year.
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A tweet from President Donald Trump angered Nevada officials Tuesday after the commander-in-chief shared a bogus charge about a Reno hospital and falsely tweeted that Nevada’s election laws were “fake.”
A judge in Clark County has denied Republican candidate Stavros Anthony’s motion for a preliminary injunction to prevent the County Commission from reconsidering certifying results in the District C race.
Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez heard from both parties involved in Democrat Ross Miller’s lawsuit against Clark County on Friday to determine what is needed as evidence in the case and to set a date for the next hearing.
Hers is at least the sixth lawsuit filed by losing Republican candidates in the past few days seeking to scrap the election results over alleged irregularities. Others were filed by state Senate candidate April Becker, congressional candidates Dan Rodimer and Jim Marchant, President Donald Trump, and former U.S. Senate candidate and conservative activist Sharron Angle.
Aaron Ford will serve alongside DAGA’s current co-chair, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, in the group dedicated to supporting Democratic Party candidates in attorney general races across the nation. The group helps fund Democratic candidates and also runs independent ads, including in Ford’s narrow 2018 victory over Republican challenger Wes Duncan.
Sharron Angle and the group filed a similar lawsuit in September, seeking a stop to Nevada’s planned expansion of mail-in ballots ahead of the 2020 election, but that request was rejected by both a District Court judge and the state Supreme Court, which said the group failed to provide any “concrete evidence” that the expanded mail voting plan would result in voter fraud.
A spokeswoman for the secretary of state’s office said it has not received a 45-day update from another group (called “Save Nevada - Recall Steve Sisolak”) that also filed an intent to recall the governor on Sept. 3. Another two organizations have registered as a political action committee with the stated intent of recalling Sisolak, but have not yet filed any formal paperwork to do so.
Though the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act next week, Nevada’s health insurance exchange isn’t anticipating any impact on next year’s policies.
The Nevada Republican Party and President Donald Trump’s campaign are condemning Clark County election officials for “restricting observers” in a way that prevents poll watchers from “meaningfully observing the process,” but state Democrats call the complaints an attempt to “suppress voter turnout.”
EMILY’s List, the pro-choice women's political advocacy group, has invested more than a quarter of a million dollars into competitive Nevada legislative races this cycle with the goal of keeping the Legislature in Democratic hands.
Trutanich announced Friday that Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamie Mickelson has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO) for the District of Nevada, a position to monitors= election procedures and take complaints from members of the public about potential voting crimes, as well as serving as a federal liaison for local election officials
“The U.S. attorney's office and law enforcement is turning the heat up on unemployment fraudsters,” Trutanich said. “Today's announcement should send a strong message to those would-be fraudsters: Stop trying to exploit the system, and your greed is harming Nevadans."
The convention and hospitality industries would get a boost from a bill introduced by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto that, among other things, would create a tax credit for the cost of attending or hosting a convention, business meeting or trade show between 2021 and 2023.
In a six-figure TV advertising push launched Wednesday, incumbent Democrat Steven Horsford took aim at his District 4 challenger, former one-term Assemblyman Jim Marchant, for his support for Republican plans to roll back Obama-era health laws.
Americans for Prosperity Action and the LIBRE Initiative Action, two political advocacy organizations backed by billionaire Charles Koch, announced on Wednesday a six-figure investment this cycle into four competitive Assembly races and a key congressional race in Nevada.
Nevada’s House and Senate Democrats want to know whether any voters in five counties that sent sample ballots in September were affected by a three-week delay in August when the U.S Postal Service (USPS) failed to update the national change of address system used to keep voter rolls current.