The former Clark County sheriff’s victory — bolstered by $8.1 million in big-money contributions ($200 or more) — made him the only Republican to unseat a Democratic governor last year, even though he was outraised by a 3-2 margin through Election Day by his opponent, incumbent Gov. Steve Sisolak.
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The 56-year-old represented Senate District 18 in Las Vegas for a decade before resigning Oct. 26 and accepting the governor’s appointment to lead the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (GOWINN) effective last Wednesday. Hammond’s tenure in the Senate was set to end in 2024, and was prohibited from running again due to term limits.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 4041 alleged in a Friday statement that the plan from Gov. Joe Lombardo’s administration would “unlawfully” exclude thousands of state workers from longevity pay, an incentive program designed to boost salaries for some of the state’s longest tenured employees.
Nearly a decade after Nevada implemented Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, the results are in — the state’s uninsured rate has plummeted, but challenges still plague the state’s health care ecosystem.
Attorneys for Gov. Joe Lombardo have filed a lawsuit appealing the Nevada Commission on Ethic’s decision to censure and fine the governor for using his Clark County sheriff uniform and badge on the 2022 campaign trail.
When state lawmakers allocated a quarter of a billion dollars of federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds last spring to develop and preserve affordable housing, they were aiming to alleviate Nevada’s increasing housing costs — which at that time were skyrocketing to record levels.
Other bills that went into effect include measures that increase criminal penalties for stealing catalytic converters, place stronger restrictions on pet restraints and loosen fee hikes at Nevada prisons.
The teacher union-led PAC “Schools Over Stadiums” announced Thursday that its referendum petition to repeal public funding for a new Major League Baseball stadium in Las Vegas has been legally challenged.
Last week, Gov. Joe Lombardo departed Nevada for a trip to Texas and a trade mission in Canada. Soon after, on Monday, Lt. Gov. Stavros Anthony left the Silver State for a trip promoting Nevada tourism in Mexico.
By the end of 2021, Nevada’s incarcerated population reached its lowest level in two decades at less than 10,400 people, down from a recent peak of more than 14,000 in 2016, according to data published by the Nevada Department of Sentencing Policy.
AAA Scholarship Foundation CEO and President Kim Dyson told The Nevada Independent in an email this week that the organization received 270 self-identified transfer applications between Aug. 10 and Sept. 11.