An upcoming March 15 deadline for lawmakers to introduce their bills might quicken matters in Carson City this week as the Legislature reaches the one-third mark of its 120-day session.
Based in Reno, Bill Dentzer covers government and politics and related state news out of the Review-Journal’s capital bureau in Carson City. He joined the RJ in October 2018 after similar assignments at the Salt Lake Tribune in Utah and the Idaho Statesman in Boise. He earlier covered state and local government in his home state of New York, where he graduated from Hamilton College.
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