Briefs

Sinema makes Dems drop plan to fix carried interest tax loophole

BY: - August 5, 2022

Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema announced late Thursday night a tax provision that she objected to had been removed from Democrats’ plans to pass a party-line climate, health and taxes bill, and the bill would advance. “We have agreed to remove the carried interest tax provision,” Sinema said in a statement. “Subject to the parliamentarian’s […]

Court takes a pass but agreement pauses geothermal plant construction

BY: - August 3, 2022

A federal court this week refused to bar construction on a Nevada geothermal plant that opponents say threatens to destroy a sacred site and drive the rare Dixie Valley toad to extinction. But thanks to a legal agreement between project opponents and geothermal developer Ormat Nevada Inc. hours later, construction on the project will be […]

Four members of U.S. Senate unveil bipartisan bill ensuring nationwide abortion rights

BY: - August 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators released legislation Monday that would codify Roe v. Wade, ensuring pregnant patients throughout the country once again have the right to an abortion. Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said the measure, called […]

Biden tests positive for COVID-19

BY: and - July 21, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, the White House announced Thursday morning. Biden, 79, is fully vaccinated against the virus and has twice received booster doses, according to the statement. He is taking Paxlovid, an antiviral prescription medication that is meant to reduce the severity of […]

U.S. House on bipartisan vote passes bill protecting right to same-sex marriage

BY: - July 19, 2022

WASHINGTON — Both Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. House voted Tuesday to enshrine the right to same-sex and interracial marriages in federal law, though the bill’s path forward in the Senate is unclear. The 267-157 bipartisan vote stemmed from concerns that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month to overturn the constitutional right to an […]

Members of Congress arrested after protest for abortion rights in front of Supreme Court

BY: - July 19, 2022

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen members of Congress were arrested Tuesday alongside abortion rights activists after they sat down and blocked an intersection between the U.S. Capitol building and the Supreme Court to protest conservative justices’ decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The act of civil disobedience came as backers of abortion rights urge more […]

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Group of House Democrats renew call to expand the Supreme Court

BY: - July 18, 2022

WASHINGTON — A group of U.S. House Democrats Monday called for the passage of legislation that would add four justices to the Supreme Court, following the overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that provided the constitutional right to abortion. “It’s an ultra-right-wing Republican Supreme Court,” Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia said during a press conference […]

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Lee, other moderates, urged to oppose tax increases on rich & corporate, but then Manchin makes it moot

BY: - July 14, 2022

A New Jersey congressman is urging Nevada Democratic Rep. Susie Lee and a few other moderate House Democrats to help kill any prospective budget reconciliation bill that imposes new taxes on corporations or wealthy individuals. Thursday there were multiple media reports that Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer had reached out to Lee and other centrist Democrats […]

Republicans block Cortez Masto bill protecting patients traveling for abortion services

BY: - July 14, 2022

Senate Republicans blocked U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto’s bill that would protect patients in states where abortion is banned who seek to travel out of state to access services.  Cortez Masto, along with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, recently introduced the Freedom to Travel for Health Care Act of 2022 as Republican-led state legislatures […]

Marchant’s fellow election denier finally makes it to Nevada – and then to jail in Colorado

BY: - July 14, 2022

In March, invoking election fraud conspiracies while urging Nye County commissioners to switch to all paper, hand-counted ballots, Nevada Republican candidate for secretary of state Jim Marchant was disappointed that one of his fellow election conspiracists couldn’t be there to make a presentation. The Colorado official, Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, had been indicted on […]

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ACLU of NV legal effort to remove weed from Schedule 1 survives challenge

BY: - July 13, 2022

A legal effort by the ACLU of Nevada to force the Nevada Board of Pharmacy to remove cannabis from its Schedule 1 of controlled substances will proceed, Clark County Judge Joe Hardy ruled Wednesday when he denied the board’s motion to dismiss the ACLU’s lawsuit.   ACLUNV says individuals are still being arrested for cannabis possession […]

LV apartment rents easing amid talk of rent control 

BY: - July 13, 2022

Apartment rents in Las Vegas are up 11.2% from a year ago, according to data released by the Nevada State Apartment Association Executive Director Suzy Vasquez says local rents are increasing about half as fast as they were last year. A report based on data provided by CoStar pegs average second quarter rent at $1,480 […]