Rental assistance program reports slower than expected disbursements
Advocates say taxing, regulating companies such as Airbnb could raise millions in taxes; opponents say it could hamper industry
April 30th, 2021 - 2:00am
AB363, sponsored by Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen (D-Las Vegas) and heard Thursday in the Assembly Revenue Committee, would establish requirements, rules, enforcement mechanisms and tax collection methods for short-term rentals brokered by companies such as AirBnB, Vrbo and other third-party services that rent out rooms, apartments and homes for a short period of time.
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North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee switches parties over ‘Socialist takeover of the Nevada Democratic Party’
Storey County board, water district oppose effort to let technology company form local government
March 3rd, 2021 - 2:00am
Storey County commissioners voted to oppose “separatist governing control” within their jurisdiction after Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak backed a legislative effort that could result in a private technology company and major donor forming its own local government.
Changing the name of McCarran International Airport will take months
Clark County Commissioners approve renaming McCarran airport after Sen. Harry Reid, federal approval needed next
University presidents, including Sandoval, pen letter in support of renaming McCarran airport after Sen. Harry Reid
February 12th, 2021 - 11:27am
UNR President and former Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval joined his UNLV counterpart, President Keith Whitfield, in a letter Thursday to the Clark County Commission supporting changing the namesake of Las Vegas’ international airport from controversial Sen. Pat McCarran to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
City of Las Vegas employees receiving COVID-19 vaccines, could be back in office by mid-March
Clark County Commission appoints public health advocate, nonprofit executive to fill vacant legislative seats
February 2nd, 2021 - 1:10pm
The commission unanimously appointed Doñate during its meeting on Tuesday to take over the vacant state Senate seat for District 10, after the Senate Democratic Caucus recommended him for the position. He replaces Yvanna Cancela, who was elected to a four-year term in 2018 but resigned in early January to take a position in the Biden administration.
Lyon County joins rural revolt against governor's COVID-19 orders for businesses; gov, AG respond
January 28th, 2021 - 2:00am
The Lyon County resolution would allow businesses to determine whether and how to implement certain practices as they see fit and the sheriff and district attorney may use their discretion not to enforce or respond to complaints related to violations of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s emergency directives.
Former regent, political operatives among 19 candidates seeking to fill state Senate vacancy
January 19th, 2021 - 4:41pm
The applications will go before the Clark County Commission during its Feb. 2 meeting. The board is designated under state law to select a replacement lawmaker of the same political party who resides in the district to carry out the remainder of Cancela’s term.
Clark County Commission swears in Ross Miller as opponent takes challenge to Supreme Court
January 4th, 2021 - 3:57pm
The commission voted to certify the recount’s results on Dec. 15. Anthony’s lawsuit for a new Clark County Commission election was rejected by a judge on Christmas Eve, but Anthony filed a notice on Monday with the Nevada Supreme Court to appeal the District Court’s decision denying his request.
Judge rejects request for new Clark County Commission election sought by Stavros Anthony amid narrow loss to Ross Miller
Clark County Commission votes to certify recount results, 15-vote victory for Democrat Ross Miller
Evictions proceed apace on eve of new moratorium, county commission scrutiny
December 14th, 2020 - 8:37pm
While Gov. Steve Sisolak previously said a federal eviction moratorium would serve as a safety net when the state-level protections lapsed, it has proved to be quite a porous one. He said his advisers encouraged him to implement one again to prevent thousands of people from ending up on the streets or in crowded living conditions just as the state experiences its worst COVID-19 transmission levels to date.
Recount reaffirms, widens Ross Miller’s narrow victory in Clark County Commission race
Investigation of library’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ statement finds librarian did not violate policy; report says increased communication necessary
Indy Explains: Clark County begins five-day recount process in race determined by 10 votes
December 8th, 2020 - 2:00am
Clark County Election Department staff were on site bright and early at 5 a.m. on Monday to start a recount for the District C seat on the county commission — a process that election staff expect to take five days and that cost losing candidate Stavros Anthony nearly $80,000.