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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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Bill to strengthen Nevada public records law survives deadline

A measure strengthening Nevada public records laws, backed by information access advocates but worrisome to government agencies fearing new penalties, survived a pending legislative deadline for action Friday and will get more work in another committee.

Bill to put teeth in Public Records Law debated in Carson City

Government representatives from across Nevada turned out Wednesday to oppose a bill that would put muscle behind state laws on public access to records with potential court-ordered penalties for violations and other provisions to spur timely compliance.

Nevada bill targets elected officials engaged in harassment

Local elected officials could be removed from office for on-the-job sexual harassment under a bill heard Monday by an Assembly committee – a measure aimed at one embattled county sheriff who has retained his elected post despite numerous complaints.

Nevada gun control legislation returns to Carson City

Gun control legislation, which made its first appearance early in this legislative session, returns to the Legislature first thing this week with two bills set to be heard before a joint Senate-Assembly committee hearing Monday.

Bill would allow database of gang members in Nevada

A bill to create a centralized, state-level database to help law enforcement combat gang-related crime would also make provisions for suspected or former gang members or their affiliates to formally refute the label and get removed from the list.

Nevada senator proposes 30 percent tax on vaping products

Vaping products would be taxed like tobacco, at 30 percent of their wholesale cost, under a bill heard in committee Thursday. Health advocates said they were trying to reverse a rise in teenage vaping while shop owners said the tax would kill their business.

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