The Clark County School District's school violence problem has some pointing out deficits in a 2019 law that they say, if addressed sooner, could have helped prevent a share of misconduct that’s occurring.
Now, more than a year later, Assefa will be given the opportunity to counter those claims in court, after pleading not guilty on Thursday to charges stemming from his alleged theft of thousands of dollars from his campaign and repeated lies about his residency on government forms.
Now, ten months later, state officials have obligated more than half of those funds for dozens of different purposes, including allocations of $250 million for affordable housing projects and $204 million for broadband internet.
Officials say the unemployment claims backlog is now as bad as at points earlier in the pandemic, as the state grapples with a drastically reduced unemployment workforce amid a dry-up of federal funding.
“That's the whole purpose behind this — improve that faith and confidence that people have that the votes that were cast were all legitimate, all legal, cast by the people who said they were the voter."
Such a move would preclude the tax department from collecting tens of millions of dollars in revenue, but Gray said the state had never before attempted to collect a tax before the effective date of the bill