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Bill would make Clark County Commission bigger

Has Clark County outgrown its county commission?A bill that would increase the Clark County Commission from seven members to nine was presented during a...
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Graduating while homeless: Nevada rethinks outdated policies

Sarah Robbins moved 25 times while she was a student in the Nye County School District. She was young when she came to the...
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Bill to sync city elections with regular elections would boost turnout

Moving municipal elections to even-numbered years to match federal and state elections would significantly boost voter turnout and produce higher-quality elected officials, Nevada lawmakers...
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Proposed legislation messes with senior water rights

Northern Nevada farmers, local government officials, environmentalists and tribes converged on Carson City Wednesday to oppose several bills they believe would weaken senior water...
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Nevada bill would bypass “antiquated” electoral college

A stark divide in electoral political partisanship was on display Tuesday at an Assembly committee hearing on a bill to guarantee the state's Electoral...

Parks on assisted suicide bill: “This is the third, and I hope last attempt”

After failing to gain traction on assisted suicide bills in past legislative sessions, Sen. David Parks reintroduced legislation that would allow a terminally ill...
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Democrats ‘blueprint’ highlights priorities but is scant on details

The “Legislative Blueprints” released by Nevada Democrats during the last two sessions essentially amounted to a wishlist and rallying cry for a minority party with...
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Business bummed by bill to nullify pot test for job applicants

Conundrum.The word was repeated often Wednesday during the first hearing for Assembly Bill 132, which would prevent an employer from not hiring an...
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Guest op-ed: On clean energy, Carson City must lead where Washington fails

The 80th session of the Nevada Legislature represents a critical opportunity for our state. We can create well-paying jobs; reduce costs for consumers; and...
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Hearing aids, diapers, lead poisoning among issues addressed in child health bill

A wide-ranging bill addressing a number of children’s health issues was heard before the state Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor Wednesday.Senate Bill...

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