State lawmakers held an initial hearing Friday on an effort to roll back four-year-old changes to state prevailing wage laws.
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.
Commercial fossil hunters and others who remove historic or culturally significant artifacts from state lands could see tougher penalties under a measure that seeks to conform state law with its federal counterpart.
A state known for quickie weddings could see the legal age of marriage raised to 18, without exception, through a measure before the Nevada Legislature and advanced by advocates seeking to end arranged or forced marriages involving minors.
Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson announced his resignation Tuesday amid federal charges accusing him of misusing campaign funds for personal use.
Nevada might create stiffer penalties for motorcyclists who take to public roads in groups, blocking or weaving through traffic to perform stunts that police say put others and themselves at risk.
A Nevada lawmaker wants to be on the cutting edge of a trend to implant microchips in humans — by mostly banning the practice in the state.
The Nevada Legislature steps into its second month of work Monday, moving into the middle innings of its 120-day biennial session with hearings on legislative topics including school safety, human trafficking, open meetings and child custody laws.
A wary Assembly committee Friday scrutinized a proposed law to let police scan drivers’ cellphones after a serious crash, raising questions about privacy, technology and the constitutionality of the measure.
Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday asked President Donald Trump for a meeting to discuss the federal government’s undisclosed shipment of weapons-grade plutonium into Nevada.
A proposed Nevada law that would let police electronically scan a driver’s mobile phone after a crash is pitting proponents of tougher distracted-driving penalties against privacy and constitutional rights watchdogs.
Nevada’s proposed doctor-assisted suicide law, allowing physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients, got its first legislative hearing Monday after previous defeats.
Monday is the 22nd day of the Nevada Legislature’s 2019 session — there are 98 to go. It’s another deadline day for new legislation so both chambers should see a healthy number of new bills hit the floor.
Assembly Bill 121 aims to codify in statute practices already followed by lawmakers pursuant to recommendations issued by the Legislative Counsel Bureau.