Lombardo’s ‘executive order’ on energy doesn’t ‘order’ much of anything at all

BY: - March 28, 2023

Gov Joe Lombardo issued an official “executive order” on energy policy Monday. It should have been titled an “executive sentiment.” The only item approximating a tangible specific policy in the “order” is Lombardo directing state agencies to conduct permitting processes concurrently instead of sequentially. And even that is only “when applicable.” Big deal. Whenever there’s […]

Amid housing crisis, TRPA panel gives nod to luxury condo plan 

BY: - March 23, 2023

A committee of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is recommending approval of a luxury condo development championed by Washoe County for downtown Incline Village, where the county recently prohibited single family dwellings except “when they are part of a mixed-used development or when they are affordable housing units.” Residents who oppose the project, which advertises […]

Young people ‘bored’ by Nevada gambling, says former governor

BY: - March 21, 2023

A tedious regulatory apparatus is thwarting innovation by hi-tech gambling device manufacturers, according to industry experts who told the Nevada Gaming Control Board Tuesday that the state’s process lacks the flexibility required to tweak technology without long delays.  “We’re no longer the gold standard when it comes to innovation,” said former Gov. Bob List, who […]

Nevada treasurer applauds Biden veto of ‘anti-free market’ bill

BY: - March 21, 2023

Nevada State Treasurer Zack Conine praised President Biden’s first veto for a bill that would have repealed a rule allowing asset managers to consider climate change, social and governance issues in their investment decisions. “It’s unfortunate that extremists continue to support anti-competitive and anti-free market legislation at the expense of our retirees,” said Conine in […]

Secretary of State warns Nevadans against tax filing frauds

BY: - March 15, 2023

Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar reminds Nevadans to be on the lookout for unregistered tax preparers this tax season. “Some of our most vulnerable communities are falling for fraudsters who say they have registered tax preparers and take advantage of those who may not know the signs to look for,” Aguilar said in a press […]

States to receive $2.5B from feds for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

BY: - March 14, 2023

The federal government will send $2.5 billion over the next five years to states, local governments and tribes to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure, Biden administration officials said Tuesday. The new Charging and Fueling Infrastructure grant program, which was authorized by the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law, will spend $2.5 billion over five years to build […]

Impressive snowpack notwithstanding, drought impacts persist in Nevada

BY: - March 10, 2023

Federal water managers are increasingly optimistic about Nevada’s water outlook due to a handful of storms that dropped several feet of snow, but warn that drought impacts have continued to persist. Winter is delivering an incredible snowpack to Nevada and surrounding states, setting the state in a good position to meet water demands in the […]

Neal proposes tapping tobacco tax for children’s mental health ‘savings plan’ 

BY: - March 9, 2023

Democratic State Sen. Dina Neal is asking state lawmakers to squirrel away $1.6 million a year in preparation for 2026, when federal money allocated to ease the state’s dearth of mental health treatment options for children is expected to run out.  The request originated in the Legislative Interim Committee on Revenue, which voted unanimously last […]

Lawsuit says feds dragging feet instead of protecting tiny rare Nevada fish

BY: - March 7, 2023

Federal wildlife managers face growing pressure to decide whether to protect a tiny rare fish unique to Nevada under the Endangered Species Act. The small 5-inch fish were once found at several isolated spring habitats in Esmeralda County but are now restricted to a single ranch spring in Fish Lake Valley due to habitat loss […]

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 […]

Nevada AG joins FTC  in encouraging children, families to learn screen time safety 

BY: - March 6, 2023

The Nevada Attorney General’s office and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are joining forces during National Consumer Protection week to remind people that too much screen time isn’t good for you. Excessive use of screen time has been linked to body dysmorphia, depression, anxiety, and unhealthy sleep habits. Unsafe practices online also put children and […]

Construction at Thacker Pass starts after judge rejects attempt to halt it

BY: - March 4, 2023

Construction of a mine over the largest known source of lithium in the United States started Thursday, after a federal court rejected an emergency request to halt work on the mine. The Thacker Pass mine — which has been wrapped up in a legal battle for two years — made its way to 9th U.S. […]