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.

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 […]

Las Vegas Sands, Wynn, Caesars make Top 100 list of most overpaid CEOs

By: - February 20, 2023

Las Vegas Sands Corp. may have ended its tenure on the Strip last year, but not before lining the pockets of its newly appointed chief executive officer, according to a new report from shareholder advocacy group As You Sow. Sands Corp. CEO Robert Goldstein was named the seventh most overpaid CEO in the country. The […]

When it comes to working moms, Nevada Legislature’s demographics reflect reality

By: - February 8, 2023

Nevada made history four years ago when it became the first state with a female-majority legislature, but further breaking down the demographics suggests full representation has been achieved in one critical subarea too: the percentage of women with minor children. Women make up 60% of the Nevada State Legislature — the highest percentage of any […]

Tyre Nichols’s parents, Metro cop among State of the Union guests invited by NV delegation

By: - February 7, 2023

Nevada’s congressional delegation are using their State of the Union attendance to highlight the need for legislation in areas of police reform, mental health and health care. The parents of Tyre Nichols are expected to attend President Joe Biden’s second State of the Union address Tuesday as guests of Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) and the […]

Medical school, researchers call attention to NV’s shortage of doctor residency programs

By: - February 3, 2023

Back in October, the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV officially opened its first dedicated building, on its 9-acre campus on Shadow Lane in central Las Vegas. It was heralded as the beginning of a new era, the opening of a state-of-the art facility that will allow the medical school to eventually double the […]

Democrats propose $250 million plan to leverage raises for teachers

By: - February 3, 2023

Democratic legislators on Friday proposed a new $250 million fund designed to incentivize local school districts into providing “significant raises” for teachers and other staff. Under the proposal, any school district that allocates a portion of their budget to raises could apply for matching funds from the state, up to a certain percentage. The districts […]