- Nevada Legislature rushes to vote out bills on deadline day Updated: May-23-15 1:56 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers rushed to vote dozens of bills out of the Senate and Assembly as they faced down a major deadline.
- Las Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles away Updated: May-23-15 1:07 am
LAS VEGAS - A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend.
- Lawmakers approve letting colleges study industrial hemp Updated: May-23-15 1:05 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have approved a measure that would allow colleges or the state agriculture department to grow industrial hemp.
- Assembly OKs bill removing overtime pay after 8 work hours Updated: May-23-15 12:55 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have approved a measure that would repeal a state law requiring overtime pay after eight hours of work.
- Lawmakers reject proposal for 72-hour donation reporting Updated: May-23-15 12:28 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have rejected a proposal that would have created much more substantial restrictions on campaign finance reporting.
- Sandoval announces bonuses, scholarships to attract teachers Updated: May-22-15 11:40 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Friday that he wants to launch a teacher training scholarship program and a series of bonuses aimed at tackling Nevada's severe teacher shortage.
- Nevada Supreme Court won't revisit Vegas water pipeline Updated: May-22-15 8:47 pm
RENO, Nevada - The Nevada Supreme Court is sticking to an earlier decision that at least temporarily blocks water interests in Las Vegas from pumping new supplies from the high desert near the Nevada-Utah line.
- Lawmakers OK multi-part bill barring guns for abusers Updated: May-22-15 6:51 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have passed a Republican-backed bill that would restrict people convicted of domestic violence from having a gun and broaden the definition of justifiable homicide.
- Assembly OKs bill to convert struggling schools to charters Updated: May-22-15 6:02 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Nevada Assembly has approved a measure that would allow the state to turn persistently low-performing public schools into charter schools.
- Nevada senators pass need-based college scholarship bill Updated: May-22-15 4:57 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada senators have passed a bill creating a need-based grant program for college students, although lawmakers didn't approve money to go with it.
- Nevada Senate approves "Pop Tart gun" bill; goes to governor Updated: May-22-15 4:55 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have approved a Republican-backed bill barring schools from punishing students for playing with toy guns.
- Lawmakers pan bill allowing more leeway on union contracts Updated: May-22-15 12:31 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have allowed local governments to reopen agreements with employee unions during fiscal emergencies.
- Legislature passes bill aimed at cracking down on squatters Updated: May-22-15 12:02 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Nevada Senate has passed a measure that would make it easier for homeowners to take their houses back from squatters.
- Legislature approves stiffer penalties for hit-and-runs Updated: May-21-15 11:29 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have passed a measure that raises the penalty for hit-and-run crimes and aims to close a legal loophole for drunk drivers.
- Lawmakers OK widely-supported collective bargaining overhaul Updated: May-21-15 11:23 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have approved a wide-ranging collective bargaining bill supported by business groups and unions.
- Nevada lawmakers comb through Sandoval's revised tax plan Updated: May-21-15 10:03 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval lined up an army of supporters when he presented a tax plan aimed at modernizing Nevada's last-in-the-nation school system in March, and he pulled off a substantial feat a month later when the bill passed the Republican-controlled Senate 17-4. But Republican allies in the Assembly who favored a different type of tax later presented a plan of their own, and even senators who voted in favor of the bill said their decision was more about the general idea of raising money for schools and toward Sandoval's proposed $7.4 billion, two-year budget than the governor's specific tax policy.
- Nevada Assembly OKs bill requiring multicultural coursework Updated: May-21-15 6:01 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Nevada Assembly has approved a measure that would include a multicultural component in the state's education standards.
- Legislature OKs asking voters about dissolving City of Ely Updated: May-21-15 1:01 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have approved a measure that would let voters in the tiny Nevada municipality of Ely to weigh in on possibly dissolving the city.
- Senators approve bill clarifying student religious rights Updated: May-20-15 4:08 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have approved a measure aimed at strengthening protections for religious practices in school.
- Nevada lawmakers approve money for execution chamber in Ely Updated: May-20-15 3:57 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers on Wednesday approved spending about $860,000 on a new execution chamber at the remote Ely State Prison, the maximum security facility in eastern Nevada where the state's death row inmates are held.
- Lawmakers reverse course, preserve foreclosure mediation Updated: May-20-15 3:31 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers who earlier this month sought to pull the plug on a program that helps homeowners fend off foreclosure reversed course Wednesday, voting to extend the program for another two years.
- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signs broad anti-bullying bill Updated: May-20-15 2:26 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law one of his key education initiatives aimed at cutting back school bullying.
- 'Right to Try' experimental drug bill passes Nevada Senate Updated: May-19-15 5:59 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Nevada Senate has unanimously passed a bill allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs.
- Sen. Reid's brother gets July 14 date in DUI, weapon case Updated: May-19-15 5:41 pm
LAS VEGAS - A lawyer entered a not-guilty plea Tuesday before a local judge on behalf of the brother of U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, and he obtained a July trial date for misdemeanor driving under the influence, battery, weapons and seatbelt charges.
- Lawmakers approve bill aimed at curbing payday loan abuse Updated: May-19-15 5:17 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have approved a measure adopting tougher regulations for companies that extend high-interest short term loans.