Politics + Government

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Nevada State Treasurer Zack Conine praised President Biden’s first veto for a bill that would have repealed a rule allowing asset managers to consider climate change, social and governance issues in their investment decisions.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 […]

Ending a pregnancy in 14 states leaves few options. Some are looking to Europe and India for help.

BY: - March 21, 2023

The pills came in a dark salmon-colored envelope sealed with a plastic covering that traveled more than 7,000 miles, over a dozen time zones from Nagpur, India, in almost exactly one week. They were placed partially under the doormat of a home in a state with one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the […]


No, nobody’s raising your property tax rate. But they should.

BY: - March 16, 2023

Which radical woke liberal state imposes a bigger residential property tax burden than Nevada? Texas! So does the purportedly “free state” of Florida. Property tax burdens are higher in a bunch of other self-styled freedom loving – i.e, reliably red – states, including but not limited to Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Montana, Idaho, Missouri, Kentucky, […]

Biden promotes prescription drug plan during UNLV stop

BY: - March 15, 2023

President Joe Biden during a speech at UNLV Wednesday touted recent legislative victories seeking to rein in prescription drug prices and vowed to build on efforts to reduce health costs  Biden’s visit to Southern Nevada came a week after he unveiled his 2024 fiscal year budget, which includes numerous health care proposals, like expanding Medicare’s […]

Lawmakers try again to tweak property tax caps

BY: - March 15, 2023

A bill before lawmakers to add a 3% floor to the existing 3% cap on annual property tax fluctuations would provide local governments in Nevada the stability to maintain services in the wake of an economic downturn, but is not expected to increase taxes over the current formula in the near future, according to state […]

Bill to rein in rental application and deposit fees weakened before first hearing

BY: - March 9, 2023

Nevada lawmakers have revived efforts to crack down on landlords collecting unlimited application fees on a single unit and add some transparency to fees associated with rentals.  Ahead of its Wednesday hearing in Senate Commerce and Labor, Senate Bill 78 was heavily amended to quell opposition by some landlords and lobbyists. The bill, sponsored by […]

Lawmaker, providers agree reform would ease access to care, but ‘it’s not going to pass in Nevada’

BY: - March 6, 2023

State Sen. Roberta Lange (D-Las Vegas) tested the waters for a bill that would address Nevada’s ongoing health care provider shortage by mandating that insurance companies accept a provider who meets their qualifications and applies to be in their network.  It’s known as an “Any Willing Provider” law, but Lange abandoned it in favor of […]

Tesla says it ‘really loves’ Nevada, Nevada rubber-stamps tax relief package

BY: - March 2, 2023

A senior representative from Tesla told the state’s top economic development board Thursday that the electric car company wants to expand its Nevada footprint “not primarily because” of the generous tax incentive package available to them. “It’s in fact because our team really loves being in Nevada,” said Rohan Patel, senior director of public policy […]

State treasurer proposes baby bonds to reduce ‘prolonged effects of generational poverty’

BY: - February 22, 2023

Citing costs inflicted on state program and Nevada households by generational poverty, state Treasurer Zach Conine asked lawmakers to fund a baby bond program designed to help children born into financially stressed households get a boost out of poverty. Conine, who presented Assembly Bill 28 to lawmakers Tuesday morning, is proposing the state invest $80 […]

Biden administration proposes major new limits on asylum at the border

BY: - February 22, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is rolling out a proposed rule that for two years would bar migrants from applying for asylum at the Southern border if they have not first asked for protection in a country they traveled through. The administration is seeking to limit asylum requests at the U.S.-Mexico border as a pandemic-era immigration measure […]

Revenue chair calls on GOED to delay vote on Tesla abatement package

BY: - February 21, 2023

Democratic state Sen. Dina Neal is calling on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to delay voting on a new tax abatement package for Tesla. GOED’s board is scheduled to vote on an abatement package on March 2. Details of the electric car company’s request are not expected to be public until early next week […]


Cortez Masto introduces bill to strengthen Tribal law enforcement

BY: - February 16, 2023

Across the United States Native women and girls are taken or murdered at rates far greater than other demographics, and thousands of cases remain unsolved. On Thursday, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto introduced bipartisan legislation to combat the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The bill, introduced along with Republican Sen. John Hoeven […]