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Bill Dentzer

Review-Journal Capital Bureau
Twitter: @dentzernews

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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Nevada lawmakers set for 2nd run at law governing Board of Regents

A proposed constitutional amendment that would give the Legislature more control over governance of higher education in Nevada began its second required trip through the legislative process Thursday, potentially on its way to a question before voters in 2020.

Officials ask if marijuana taxes can sustain $54M for Nevada school safety

The $54 million proposed for school safety follows on recommendations of a task force and covers spending in five areas: school social workers, safety resource/police officers; building safety enhancements, new learning programs for social and emotional development, and staff support.

How Nevada’s background check law will work

With last week’s passage and signing of a bill setting up background checks on private firearms sales, Nevada becomes the 21st state, along with the District of Columbia, to have such a law on its books.

 
Sisolak signs Nevada gun background checks bill into law

A law requiring background checks on private gun sales in Nevada won final passage in the Legislature Friday and was promptly signed by the governor, fulfilling the intent of a 2016 voter initiative that proved unenforceable.

Las Vegas senator brings back assisted suicide bill

Senate Bill 165 , sponsored by Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, and 16 other legislators, was introduced in the Senate Thursday and referred to the Health and Human Services committee for hearings.

Lawmakers send Nevada background check law on to full Senate

A hearing on legislation to implement Nevada’s sidelined background checks initiative seesawed through testimony Tuesday from hundreds of supporters and opponents who chiseled away at each other’s arguments for an entire day.

Background check gun bill set to be fast tracked into Nevada law

What is often a sluggish second week in the Legislature will ramp up swiftly Monday with the expected introduction of a gun sales background check bill that could be heard in committee, approved by lawmakers and signed by the governor before the end of the week.