Nevada news associations call for ‘transparency and a civil relationship with media’ from elected officials

BY: - November 18, 2022

In a joint statement Thursday, The Nevada Press Association, the Nevada Broadcasters Association, the Society of Professional Journalists Las Vegas, and the Nevada Open Government Coalition said the following: With the 2022 campaign cycle coming to an end, the Nevada Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists Las Vegas, the Nevada Open Government Coalition and […]

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Nancy Pelosi, first woman to serve as speaker of the U.S. House, steps down from leadership

BY: - November 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who became the first woman in history to hold the gavel, shepherding landmark bills across four presidencies, announced Thursday she’ll step aside from leadership though she’ll remain in Congress. “With great confidence in our caucus, I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress,” she […]

Democrats expand hold in Nevada Legislature, but will fall short of veto power over Lombardo

BY: - November 17, 2022

Republican Gov.-elect Joe Lombardo has promised to bring back school voucher programs and eliminate “soft on crime” laws. But his ability to implement right of center policies are likely to be handicapped by the Nevada State Legislature, which assuming unofficial results hold, will be solidly controlled by Democrats. Going into this year’s midterms, Democrats held […]

Shift to even-year LV City Council election results in female majority, and way more voters

BY: - November 17, 2022

It’s been four years since Nevada became the first state with a female majority Legislature.  Although not as pronounced this election year as in 2020, women have persistently held the advantage in judicial elections in Southern Nevada.  And last week, women won both open seats on the Las Vegas City Council. Former Republican Assemblywoman Francis […]

Republicans secure control of the U.S. House with 218th seat

BY: - November 16, 2022

Republicans clinched a majority in the U.S. House on Wednesday night after a Republican won reelection to a California seat that put the GOP over the top, according to Associated Press projections. Though not as decisive a victory as GOP leaders had hoped, Republican candidates flipped key seats in New York, Virginia, Oregon and Arizona […]

Battleground state SOS winners relieved after denying the election deniers

BY: - November 16, 2022

Voters in Nevada, along with other battleground states including Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico and Arizona, rejected election deniers running to become secretaries of state. Members of the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State, including Cisco Aguilar who was recently elected in Nevada, spoke during a virtual press conference Tuesday about the importance of preventing those […]

Prosecutors, public defenders, and private attorneys share judicial victories

BY: - November 16, 2022

Unlike 2020, when public defenders dominated a slate of Clark County judicial races, this year’s battles for the bench produced victors from a variety of legal sectors.  In the race for Las Vegas Justice Court Dept. 13, deputy public defender Rebecca Saxe narrowly defeated longtime Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum. In the waning days […]

Trump announces a third bid for the presidency, even as GOP reels from midterm setback

BY: - November 16, 2022

Defeated former President Donald Trump, whose lies about his reelection loss in 2020 precipitated an insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol, announced Tuesday he will make another run for the White House in 2024. His announcement came only a week after a disappointing showing by Republicans — especially those who endorsed his false claims about […]

Talk of recession lingers as fiscal analysts prepare to set Nevada state budget

BY: - November 15, 2022

Fiscal analysts are cautiously optimistic about Nevada’s economic future, even amid nationwide chatter about the possibility of a recession. Emily Mandel, an economist at Moody’s Analytics, said the U.S. economy is slowing after a stronger-than-expected recovery from the pandemic but is “clearly not in a recession yet” and that it is “far from certain” that […]

U.S. district court strikes down use of Title 42 to expel migrants

BY: - November 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the government from continuing Title 42 —  a controversial pandemic-era health policy used by both the Trump and Biden administrations to expel nearly 2 million migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The request to halt the use of Title 42 had been filed by immigrant advocacy groups and […]

White House asks Congress for billions in Ukraine, COVID-19 funding during lame duck

BY: - November 15, 2022

WASHINGTON —  The Biden administration on Tuesday asked Congress for billions more in funding this year to address COVID-19 and the ongoing war in Ukraine, suggesting lawmakers attach it to a spending bill that must pass before Dec. 16. The $9 billion request for COVID-19 operations and nearly $38 billion in additional relief for Ukraine […]

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State commission touts taxing services, lifting property tax caps to fund schools

BY: - November 15, 2022

A report mandated by the Nevada Legislature recommends the state increase per pupil funding beyond the national average at an additional cost of $3.2 billion over the next decade, and pay for it by taxing discretionary services and tweaking the property tax formula. Nevada spent $9,548 per pupil in fiscal year 2020, below the national […]