April Corbin Girnus

April Corbin Girnus

April Corbin Girnus is an award-winning journalist with a decade of media experience. A stickler about municipal boundary lines, April enjoys teaching people about unincorporated Clark County. She grew up in Sunrise Manor and currently resides in Paradise with her husband, three children and one mutt.

Bill to legalize ‘medical aid in dying’ for terminally ill patients clears Nevada Legislature

By: - May 25, 2023

The Nevada State Legislature has passed a bill to legalize the use of life-ending medication by terminally ill patients. Senate Bill 239 would limit the prescription of life-ending medications to mentally competent adults who have been diagnosed with a terminal condition by two medical practitioners and are expected to live just six months or less. […]

Fake elector bill passes Legislature, heads to desk of governor who recently endorsed fake elector

By: - May 24, 2023

The Nevada Republicans who signed and submitted fraudulent election certification documents after the 2020 presidential election will not face criminal charges for those actions, but any future fake electors could be looking at up to a decade behind bars. State lawmakers on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 133, which would make creating, conspiring to create, or […]

Nevada bill to protect abortion patients from prosecution elsewhere heads to governor’s desk

By: - May 23, 2023

People traveling to Nevada for abortions may soon have an added layer of protection against any draconian attempts to prosecute them for that choice, if a bill passed Monday by the legislature is signed by Gov. Joe Lombardo. The first-term Republican governor now has five days to sign or veto Senate Bill 131, which would […]

Democratic legislature takes step toward entering Nevada into National Popular Vote Compact

By: - May 18, 2023

The Democratic-controlled Nevada State Legislature has signaled its support for bypassing the nation’s electoral college system and electing presidents based on the popular vote, though the effort still has significant hurdles to clear before becoming a reality. Assembly Joint Resolution 6, approved by the state senate Thursday, proposes entering Nevada into the National Popular Vote […]

Lombardo vetoes trio of gun control bills

By: - May 17, 2023

Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo on Wednesday vetoed a trio of gun control legislation passed by Democrats. Assembly Bill 355 would have raised the age of possessing semi-automatic firearms from 18 to 21, Senate Bill 171 would have prohibited people convicted of hate crimes from possessing a firearm, and Assembly Bill 354 would have prohibited bringing […]

Once upon a time… in Summerlin? Nevada considers record-smashing tax break for film industry

By: - May 17, 2023

Nevada lawmakers are considering approving what could amount to a stunning $4.9 billion in tax breaks over 25 years for film companies like Sony Pictures. Proponents of the proposed nineteen-fold expansion of Nevada’s Film Tax Credit Program say the investment will establish Southern Nevada as a premier filming location by making it competitive with states […]

Effort to require paid family leave at companies receiving tax break gets pushback

By: - May 11, 2023

A paid family and medical leave proposal is raising broader questions about what Nevada should require of the companies it gives tax breaks to. State Sen. Edgar Flores (D-Las Vegas) describes his Senate Bill 429 as “pro-growth, pro-family.” The bill, which passed the full Senate with bipartisan support last month and was heard in the […]

Lombardo pushes expansion of quasi-voucher program during Christian private school event

By: - May 9, 2023

With less than a month left in the legislative session, pressure is mounting on Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo to make good on his promise to secure “a record amount of funding” for the state’s existing quasi school voucher program from the Democratic Legislature. The first-term governor’s office received an icy reception from members of the […]

GOED defends tax abatements as senator asks Assembly to amend bill seeking more oversight

By: - May 8, 2023

State Sen. Dina Neal wants a conversation about the use of tax abatements in Nevada. What she got last week was a parade of vigorous defense of tax abatements from a who’s who of economic development and business groups. Neal appeared before the Assembly Revenue committee Thursday to present her Senate Bill 394, which would […]

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County OK’s vision of tunnels filled with Teslas

By: - May 4, 2023

It’s still more of a tunnel vision than anything. The Boring Company on Wednesday received approval from the Clark County Commission to extend its Vegas Loop tunnel system by 25 miles. That is in addition to the nearly 30 miles in proposed tunnels already approved by the county in 2021 but not yet developed. “The […]

Nevada moves to strengthen protections around use of sexual assault victim DNA

By: - May 3, 2023

Untold numbers of sexual assault cases nationwide have been solved after DNA evidence  linked perpetrators to their crimes, but victims of sexual assault should not have to worry that their own DNA will be used against them. Senate Bill 321 would protect victims of sexual assault from having the DNA they submit as part of […]

Nevada economic forecast still rosy, analysts nudge state budget up $250 million

By: - May 2, 2023

Politicians in Carson City have another $250 million to argue over. The Economic Forum on Monday adjusted its general fund revenue projections for the upcoming biennium to $11.6 billion — up from a $11.4 billion projection they approved in early December. The slightly rosier outlook gives Nevada’s Republican governor and Democratic Legislature a little wiggle […]