Government

Trump’s labor secretary should resign, say Nev. lawmakers

WASHINGTON — Nevada lawmakers are calling for embattled Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to step down over his role in prosecuting a sexual abuse scandal...
Better late than later

A real “New Nevada” would fix its daffy mining tax

Nevada mines produced $7.8 billion worth of minerals in 2018.Mining taxes were paid on less than a third of that amount.And after taking advantage...
SCOTUS

The gerrymandering fights aren’t over; a new era of reform in states comes next

WASHINGTON – Battles over partisan gerrymandering are poised to shift to the states in the wake of a major U.S. Supreme Court decision issued...
Las Vegas City Councilman Cedric Crear

Is Las Vegas ready to require affordable housing from developers?

A City of Las Vegas councilman is suggesting housing developers be required to include affordable (perhaps even low-income) units in exchange for the privilege...
NV DMV building

DMV scrambles to comply with new Puerto Rican drivers license law

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles failed Monday to implement a new law making it easier to transfer driver licenses from U.S. territories.The bill,...
prison

‘We have a voice’: Nevada restores voting rights of ex-prisoners

Like many other formerly incarcerated people, Jovan Jackson could only sit and watch as politicians campaigned on hazardous policies that affected him. It wasn’t by...
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U.S. House Democrats relent as chamber passes McConnell-backed border aid bill

WASHINGTON -- A $4.6 billion humanitarian aid package for the southern U.S. border is poised to be enacted after top U.S. House Democrats reluctantly...
now, clearly

What every Nevadan should know about Wynn’s new Boston casino

If Nevada doubled the gambling, er, gaming tax, the rate would still be about half what casino corporations pay in Massachusetts.Wynn Resorts opened...
Treasurer Conine

Nevada treasurer envisions bigger, more activist role for office

From addressing part of the nagging issue of banking in the marijuana industry, to finding a way to make the popular Millennium Scholarship financially...
Nevada Capitol

Limits on Nevada’s Legislature keep it from serving the state

In the last 30 years, Nevada has evolved from a sparsely and homogenously populated rural outpost to one of the most urban and diverse...

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