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.

Resort industry pitches regional homelessness project, asks state for $100 million match

By: and - June 4, 2023

On the third-to-last day of a 120-day legislative session, Assembly Speaker Steve Yeager (D-Las Vegas) and a small army of lobbyists representing the state’s premier industry asked lawmakers to establish a $100 million fund to support the buildout of a “transformational campus” that offers support to the unhoused or people at risk of homelessness. The […]

More vetoes roll in as governor, legislative leaders continue budget talks behind closed doors

By: - June 3, 2023

Friday came and went at the Nevada State Legislature with no public signs of progress made on the two outstanding budget bills — one of which was vetoed Thursday, one of which is stalled in the senate, and both of which face mounting pressure to be passed and signed by the governor before the session […]

Lombardo lets veto pen fly as negotiations with Democrats stall

By: - June 2, 2023

Gov. Joe Lombardo on Thursday vetoed a key budget bill and a handful of policy bills, including ones related to fake electors, summer school and rent stabilization for seniors. Democrats and the governor’s office now have until sine die on Monday to negotiate a deal and repass the vetoed budget bill, as well as one […]

Lombardo signs 2 of Democrats’ budget bills as they advance 2 of his education bills

By: - June 1, 2023

Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo on Wednesday signed two key budget bills passed by the Democratic-controlled Legislature. The budget bills include the funding for K-12 public education and are two of the five bills that comprise Nevada’s budget. The bill signing, which happened less than an hour before midnight, came after legislative Democrats advanced two education […]

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Lombardo vetoes debt collection, mental health bills despite bipartisan support

By: - May 31, 2023

Near unanimous bipartisan support didn’t deter Gov. Joe Lombardo from vetoing two bills that passed largely unnoticed through the Nevada State Legislature. The Republican governor on Monday vetoed Assembly Bill 265 and Assembly Bill 223 which dealt with mental health and debt collection, respectively. The Legislature is not expected to reconsider either bill in an […]

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 […]