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.

Constitutional protection of reproductive rights needed in Nevada post-Roe, argues Senate leader

By: - March 24, 2023

Citing the need for Nevada to be proactive against an emboldened anti-abortion rights movement nationwide, Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro made the case Thursday for a constitutional amendment that establishes reproductive freedom as a right. Senate Joint Resolution 7, which she is sponsoring with 39 other Democrats, would grant through an amendment to the Nevada […]

Legislation would increase birth control access for postpartum women

By: - March 22, 2023

For their own health, as well as for the health of the baby, women are generally advised by medical professionals to wait at least 12 months after giving birth before becoming pregnant again. That means birth control for postpartum women is critical, since it is possible to get pregnant again within weeks of giving birth. […]

‘How much suffering is too much?’ Senate committee debates end-of-life options for terminally ill

By: - March 15, 2023

Democratic lawmakers are once again attempting to legalize the use of life-ending medication for terminally ill patients in Nevada. Under their proposal, such medications would be limited 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. The medications […]

Low wages for prison inmates ‘remnants of slavery,’ says lawmaker seeking to outlaw practice

By: - March 10, 2023

Nevada inmates may be working for as little as 35 cents an hour and having significant portions of their checks withheld by the Nevada Department of Corrections. State Sen. Dina Neal, D-North Las Vegas, wants to change that. She has introduced Senate Bill 187, which would require the Nevada Department of Corrections to pay inmates […]

Employee misclassification only tiny fraction of labor investigations in Nevada

By: - March 9, 2023

Despite increased attention at the national and state level on the issue of employee misclassification, Nevada’s labor commissioner has undertaken just 15 investigations into potential violations over the past three years. That number was provided to the Current upon request by the Nevada Department of Business & Industry, which houses the Office of the Labor […]

Rosen, Ernst introduce bill to expand SBA loans for non-profit child care providers

By: - March 7, 2023

Nevada’s business community continues to signal the need for lawmakers at both the state and federal level to address child care availability and affordability. Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) on Tuesday announced she and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) reintroduced the Small Business Child Care Investment Act — legislation designed to expand the types of federal loan […]

Tesla says it ‘really loves’ Nevada, Nevada rubber-stamps tax relief package

By: - March 2, 2023

A senior representative from Tesla told the state’s top economic development board Thursday that the electric car company wants to expand its Nevada footprint “not primarily because” of the generous tax incentive package available to them. “It’s in fact because our team really loves being in Nevada,” said Rohan Patel, senior director of public policy […]

Tesla requesting $412 million in new tax relief package, approval scheduled for Thursday

By: - February 27, 2023

Tesla is asking the Governor’s Office for Economic Development to approve $412 million in additional tax abatements and reimbursements for expanding their Northern Nevada gigafactory. The electric car company’s request comes with a requirement of $3.5 billion in capital investments, as well a promise to invest in housing, transportation and child care for their employees. […]

Nevada joins lawsuit against FDA abortion pill restrictions

By: - February 24, 2023

Nevada joined a multistate federal lawsuit against the Food & Drug Administration over its handling of one of the drugs used in abortion pills, Democratic Attorney General Aaron Ford announced Friday. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, claims the FDA’s current restrictions on prescribing and dispensing the drug […]

Attorney general calls for stricter penalties on businesses selling tobacco to youth

By: - February 23, 2023

Nevada retailers’ track record of selling tobacco products to underage customers is putting the state at risk of losing federal block grants — potentially up to $1.8 million annually. In response, Attorney General Aaron Ford’s office is asking lawmakers to strengthen penalties against businesses that sell tobacco products to minors and other people under the […]

Revenue chair calls on GOED to delay vote on Tesla abatement package

By: - February 21, 2023

Democratic state Sen. Dina Neal is calling on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to delay voting on a new tax abatement package for Tesla. GOED’s board is scheduled to vote on an abatement package on March 2. Details of the electric car company’s request are not expected to be public until early next week […]

As Tesla abatement request looms, legislators ponder whether GOED has too much power

By: - February 21, 2023

Tesla next week will appear before the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to request approval of a tax abatement package likely to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars over two decades. Because of nondisclosure agreements, details of the company’s request won’t be public until three days prior to that March 2 meeting. In the […]