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.

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 […]

Going for GOED: Lawmakers could revoke office’s power to unilaterally approve mega tax deals

By: - May 1, 2023

Nevada lawmakers are considering limiting the power of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. The push comes roughly two months after GOED awarded $412 million in tax abatements and reimbursements over the next two decades to Tesla, which is expanding its manufacturing facilities in Northern Nevada. That deal — effectively the third largest public subsidy […]

Lombardo proposal for ‘aggressive expansion’ of school vouchers gets icy reception from Dems

By: - April 27, 2023

Ramping up the state’s private school voucher program to $250 million in funding annually. Allowing cities and municipalities to sponsor their own charter schools. Providing grant funding for charters to help with transportation costs. Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo’s Assembly Bill 400 attempts to make good on his campaign promises to make “school choice” a priority […]

Nevada Senate advances bill to make it easier to change name on marriage certificates

By: - April 26, 2023

The Wedding Capital of the World wants to make it easier for people who have changed their legal name to amend their marriage certificate to reflect their chosen name. Senate Bill 211 passed the Nevada Senate on Monday with bipartisan, near-unanimous support. Only state Sen. Robin Titus (R-Wellington) voted against the bill. It now heads […]

Assemblyman: Companies still illegally towing poor people’s cars, despite 2021 law

By: - April 25, 2023

Nevada lawmakers two years ago made it illegal for towing companies to remove cars from apartment complexes and homeowners association neighborhoods solely for having expired registration. But Assemblyman C.H. Miller (D-North Las Vegas) says it is still happening, especially to people in low-income communities. So he is back in the current legislative session with what […]