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Frierson and Cannizzaro walk

Here’s what passed (and what failed) at the special session

Nevada’s 31st Special Session ended with a whimper Sunday as legislators resignedly finished the process of slashing hundreds of millions of dollars from health...
Pickard and Settelmeyer

Despite flip-flop on mining tax, teachers union says no regret of Pickard endorsement

The Clark County Education Association is standing by its oft-criticized 2018 endorsement of the Republican state senator whose about-face on a proposal to raise...
challenge accepted

GOP blocks Democrats’ play to raise mining taxes in late-night grandstanding session

In an outcome that surprised few, a whirlwind push by Nevada Democrats to raise taxes on the mining industry was blocked by Senate Republicans...
redistricting projection

Anti-gerrymandering group asks governor to suspend rules on signature collection

The group behind a proposed ballot initiative to curb partisan gerrymandering are urging Gov. Steve Sisolak to suspend rules on signature collection during the...
redistricting projection

Lawmakers told redistricting will demand special session in 2021

The Nevada Legislature will need to call a special session next year to finalize redrawing its political districts, a task that was scheduled for...
sun sets

Legislative panel drains Rainy Day Fund in party-line vote

In a party-line vote, the Interim Finance Committee authorized the transfer of $401 million from the state’s Rainy Day Fund into the state's general...
bail bonds

After failing to act in 2019, lawmakers begin revisiting bail reform

During its first legislative interim committee to study bail and the use of pre-trial detention, lawmakers lacked local jail data, analysis on how the...
pretty expensive really

Rent rising more slowly, but still faster than inflation

Apartment rents in Las Vegas are still rising, but not as much as in recent years, says a new report from the Nevada State...
sign 'em

Paid sick leave among new laws taking effect with new year

With the new year, a slew of laws passed during the 2019 legislative session that include requiring paid leave, clamping down on surprise medical...

2019 selections & reflections from the Nevada Current’s staff

Note: 2019 was the Current’s first full year of publication. To look back on the year, each member of the Nevada Current staff picked...


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