In fits and starts, lawmakers on Friday moved some 80 bills through committees ahead of an end-of-day deadline as the Legislature closed in on its final two weeks of session.
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.
The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Legislature needed a two-thirds majority when it passed a bill that extended a pair of existing taxes because they generated revenue for the state.
The foundational bill for implementing the overhauled statewide school funding plan approved by lawmakers two years ago passed in Senate committee Tuesday.
Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday touted the efforts undertaken during to the COVID-19 crisis to mitigate its economic impacts on Nevada.
Physicians, hospitals, insurers and business groups opposed a bill to create a public health insurance option, even as proponents said it would extend health care to those currently without it.
Nevadans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may now move about outdoors mask free following the state’s move to align local restrictions with the latest guidance from the CDC.
One signature bill died and the ghost of another sprung back to life this week as the state Legislature moves into its final month of session.
Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday introduced a revived effort to establish a public health insurance option in the state aimed at helping some of Nevada’s 350,000 uninsured residents get health coverage.
Legislative committees will start meeting again in earnest next week following a bill deadline that required bills to pass from Assembly to Senate and vice versa.
Nevada’s Republican Secretary of State Barbara Cegavkse said Wednesday her office’s just-completed review of the election found no evidence for the state GOP’s claims.
Since the start of the 2021 session. 56 percent of votes on bills have been unanimous, with just about 12 percent breaking down on party lines, an analysis shows.
There wasn’t exactly a line in Carson City after the Legislative Building was opened to the public for the first time this session after being closed to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Touching on one of 2020’s biggest domestic issues, the Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would reform the rules for police use of force.