Sisolak signs bill making Nevada the second state to adopt a public health insurance option
Supporters hope caregiver board can establish consistency in personal care industry
May 30th, 2021 - 2:00am
SB340, would establish the Home Care Employment Standards Board to set wage and working conditions for the nonmedical home caregiving industry. Neal said the board would allow the workers a “seat at the table” to discuss the issues with their employers.
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Mixed signals from governor, election considerations blamed for failure of death penalty repeal effort
May 23rd, 2021 - 2:00am
No single cause of death is named on the legislative coroner's report, but interviews with involved parties suggest a combination of factors — ranging from personal belief, mixed gubernatorial signals, potential election-related considerations and the fact that the two senators responsible for hearing the bill work for the Clark County district attorney — helped kill the measure and keep Nevada as one of 24 states with the death penalty.
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee announces run for governor as Republican, weeks after switching parties
Contentious bill expanding whistleblower protections passes in spite of business pushback
Governor’s office not considering early end for federal unemployment benefits
Sisolak pushes effort to fund, restructure state infrastructure bank
State approves first of four state worker collective bargaining agreements, though many hurdles remain
May 13th, 2021 - 9:00am
Sisolak and members of the state Board of Examiners (composed of the governor, attorney general and secretary of state) voted 2-1 on Tuesday to approve the collective bargaining agreement between the state and the union representing around 110 Category II law enforcement officers, a group of positions including criminal investigators and youth parole counselors. Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, a Republican, voted against the motion.
TitleMax and state argue over short-term loan term limits before the Supreme Court
Sisolak's Innovation Zone concept, repackaged as a study, gets first public hearing — without its original backer
May 12th, 2021 - 2:00am
Tuesday marked the first public hearing for the Innovation Zone proposal, a concept that was embraced by the governor and originally pushed by Blockchains. The company, which owns about 67,000 acres of land in Storey County, wanted to create a new local government.
Democrat, former Athletic Commissioner Aguilar jumps in race for secretary of state
May 11th, 2021 - 10:14am
Aguilar, a Democrat, rolled out his campaign on Tuesday touting endorsements from a host of high-profile Democrats and education advocates, including former Secretary of State Ross Miller, Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall, philanthropist Beverly Rodgers and tennis legend Andre Agassi. (Aguilar previously worked as general counsel for Agassi’s management company, Agassi Graf.)
Opponents of the death penalty turn up the heat as abolition bill's future remains murky
May 11th, 2021 - 2:00am
Friday marks the deadline for bills to pass out of their second house committee, and many criminal justice reform advocates say they are concerned that the measure abolishing capital punishment, AB395, remains in limbo with no hearing scheduled in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Flood of rental assistance, eviction bans not enough to resolve some Nevada housing conundrums
Sisolak: Higher tax revenue and federal dollars will help ‘transform’ state, but many details remain unclear
May 5th, 2021 - 3:30pm
Sisolak delivered prepared remarks and spoke to reporters briefly on Wednesday, just a day after the state’s Economic Forum released new revenue forecasts estimating that taxes flowing into the state’s general fund will be about $910 million more than initial forecasts in December — including a $586 million upward revision for the upcoming two-year budget.
State environmental agency defends decision to reduce the scope of tainted mine-water in cleanup report
May 5th, 2021 - 3:01pm
The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) is defending a groundwater report that reduced the extent of uranium and arsenic contamination linked to the former Anaconda Copper Mine in Yerington, an agricultural town about 70 miles from Reno.