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.
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.
A bill to help homeless and foster care students in Nevada overcome the challenges that can derail their education got a favorable reception from a state Senate panel Wednesday.
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.
A rewrite of Nevada abortion law that would repeal existing parental notification requirements for minors, revise informed consent requirements and do away with certain criminal penalties was introduced in the Senate Monday.
Nevada Senate Bill 173 expands the list of expungeable offenses and makes it easier for petitioners to remove convictions from multiple jurisdictions all at once.
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.
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.
A pending bill in the Nevada statehouse aims to simplify how the state goes after unpaid child support bystreamlining how non-payers can lose their recreational hunting and fishing licenses for being in arrears.
Natural gas utilities in Nevada could draw supply from renewable energy sources such as biogas under a measure introduced Wednesday in the Nevada 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 checks on private gun sales in Nevada would start in 2020 under a bill introduced in the Senate Monday with majority support of the Legislature.
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.
Gerald Antinoro, the embattled sheriff of rural Storey County, facing charges of workplace sexual harassment and discrimination and with three confirmed state ethics violations already, has three new ethics cases pending that threaten his removal from office.