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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 church gets $175K in COVID restriction settlement

Nevada has paid $175,000 to cover plaintiffs’ attorney fees in a lawsuit brought by a Dayton church last year that challenged an attendance limit on in-person worship services the state imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Here are some of the bills that passed the 2021 Legislature

Lawmakers passed some 565 bills in the 2021 session, from expanding voting procedures and decriminalizing speeding tickets to banning certain types of weapons without serial numbers and raising taxes on the mining industry to fund education.

K-12 funding, ‘right to return’ bills pass Nevada Senate

Bills setting K-12 school funding, strengthening casino gun bans and helping laid off hospitality workers get their pre-pandemic jobs back were among measures moving a step closer to final passage Wednesday with action in the Senate and Assembly.

Nevada’s public option health care bill advances

Nevada’s bid to enact the second state-based public option health benefit plan in the nation passed the state Senate Monday on a 12-9 party line vote and moved to the Assembly with one week remaining in the session.

Maskless lawmaker muzzled by Assembly vote

Assemblywoman Annie Black, R-Mesquite, was stripped of her right to vote and speak on the floor after she refused to wear a mask as required by the rules of the chamber.

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