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Secretary of state: Kihuen's bulk transfer of campaign funds from federal account is legal

April 23rd, 2019 - 2:15am
In an email sent by Deputy Secretary of State for Elections Wayne Thorley on Monday, the office stated that it had consulted with the attorney general’s office and determined that a former federal candidate could transfer funds from their federal campaign account toward an account for a state or local race, avoiding the normal $5,000 contribution limit in place for any other election contribution.
Energy | Legislature

Sisolak signs 'milestone' bill increasing Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50 percent by 2030

April 22nd, 2019 - 3:47pm
Flanked by lawmakers, renewable energy advocates and others, Sisolak signed SB358 on Monday in a public ceremony outside the legislative building and state Capitol. The Democratic governor — who noted the bill would be his third measure signed since taking office — said signing the bill fulfilled a campaign promise and stressed the policy’s economic and ecological benefits.
Legislature

2-Minute Preview: Legislature reviewing Office of New Americans, penalties for keeping guns in reach of kids

April 22nd, 2019 - 2:00am
The Legislature’s agenda on Monday is light on committee meetings and heavy on votes as lawmakers try to meet a Tuesday deadline to pass bills out of their first house. Gov. Steve Sisolak is also expected to sign a bill raising Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard to 50 percent by 2030 as a way to mark Earth Day.
Legislature

Podcast: Reporters analyze some of the biggest bill deaths so far and what that says about the 2019 session

April 19th, 2019 - 4:01pm
In this week’s episode of the IndyMatters podcast, reporters Megan Messerly, Riley Snyder and Michelle Rindels discuss some of the ambitious bills that fell by the wayside by the April 12 committee passage deadline, including conservative ideas such as reviving the Education Savings Account program and progressive ideas such as banning the death penalty and tamping down on payday loans.
Education | Immigration | Legislature

Advocates want to open up Nevada Promise Scholarship to undocumented students, who face big hurdles to aid

April 16th, 2019 - 2:20am
The need-based Nevada Promise Scholarship requires students to fill out the FAFSA and seek out federal aid before the state funds kick in. That can be daunting for undocumented students who don’t have a Social Security number and don’t want to reveal too much information to a federal government that also has the power to enforce immigration laws against them.