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Sisolak celebrates bills that expand voting access during ceremonial signing

June 11th, 2021 - 1:03pm
Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday held a ceremonial signing of a handful of bills designed to make casting ballots easier in Nevada, marking a deviation from other states where lawmakers have passed more restrictive voting laws.

Nevada Supreme Court upholds narrow victory in Clark County Commission race

The front of the Nevada Supreme Court Building
June 10th, 2021 - 4:25pm
The state Supreme Court Thursday upheld a 15-vote victory last November by now-Clark County Commissioner Ross Miller, denying the legal challenge by former Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony, who was seeking a new election.

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GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham looking to attend Laxalt Basque Fry as former AG eyes Senate race

May 27th, 2021 - 6:00am
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Wednesday he hopes to attend former Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s Basque Fry in August as Senate Republicans hope to win back the majority in the midterm elections by focusing on conservative issues that they argue resonate with Latinos in Nevada and other swing states.

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Lawmakers review price tags of expanded mail voting, earlier presidential primary bills

May 25th, 2021 - 3:09pm
The three bills were heard Tuesday morning during a meeting of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, with Democratic lawmakers and progressive groups heralding the measures as ways that the state can make it easier to vote, but with Republicans questioning the proposed costs and benefits of several of the bills.

Legislature dismisses final 2020 election contest against Democratic assemblywoman

May 24th, 2021 - 9:30am
Three Assembly members — Steve Yeager (D-Las Vegas), Sandra Jauregui (D-Las Vegas) and Tom Roberts (R-Las Vegas) — met as a somewhat rare election contest committee last week to hear and recommend dismissal of an official challenge by former Assembly Republican candidate Cherlyn Arrington, who lost her bid to Democrat Elaine Marzola by nearly 1,200 votes in the 2020 election.

North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee announces run for governor as Republican, weeks after switching parties

May 17th, 2021 - 11:49am
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee launched his campaign for governor on Monday, framing himself as a candidate who will fight socialism and cancel culture in Nevada.

Democrat, former Athletic Commissioner Aguilar jumps in race for secretary of state

Sign in front of the Nevada State Capitol building
May 11th, 2021 - 10:14am
Aguilar, a Democrat, rolled out his campaign on Tuesday touting endorsements from a host of high-profile Democrats and education advocates, including former Secretary of State Ross Miller, Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall, philanthropist Beverly Rodgers and tennis legend Andre Agassi. (Aguilar previously worked as general counsel for Agassi’s management company, Agassi Graf.)

Rep. Dina Titus denies she is aiming for ambassadorship, signals support for death penalty repeal

May 3rd, 2021 - 2:38pm
Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) on Monday denied reports that she is interested in leaving her House seat to become an ambassador in the Biden administration, calling them "rumors" and saying she is focusing on serving the needs of her constituents.

Follow the money: Breaking down $2.8 million in combined legislative campaign spending from major industries

The Nevada Legislature building
May 3rd, 2021 - 2:00am
In the last installment of our legislative "Follow the Money" series for 2021, we break down more than $2.8 million in legislative campaign spending from more than a dozen major industries.

Follow the Money: Tracking more than $330,000 in legislative campaign donations from the mining industry

Trucks at mine site.
April 26th, 2021 - 2:00am
As lawmakers pursued a historic increase to the mining industry’s tax burden, mining companies and industry PACs combined to contribute more than $330,000 to their campaigns over the course of the 2020 election cycle.

Cegavske: No 'evidentiary support’ among NV GOP claims that 2020 election was plagued by widespread fraud

April 21st, 2021 - 5:59pm
“Our investigation revealed that these allegations and others are based largely upon an incomplete assessment of voter registration records and lack of information concerning the processes by which these records are compiled and maintained,” Deputy Secretary of State Mark Wlaschin wrote in a response letter.

Nevada Democrats report $453,000 in March fundraising

April 21st, 2021 - 2:00am
Following intra-party turmoil over the election of party leaders backed by the Democratic Socialists of America, the Nevada Democratic Party raised nearly $453,000 in March, including more than $370,000 from small-dollar donors, according to the party’s disclosure filed late Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission.

Follow the Money: Energy industry donors contributed more than $400,000 to lawmakers ahead of 2021 session

April 19th, 2021 - 2:00am
Amid continuing attempts by a Democratic-led Legislature to grapple with the effects of the energy industry on the climate, a handful of Nevada’s largest energy companies shelled out more than $401,000 to legislative campaigns through the 2020 cycle.

Cortez Masto, Lee top prior first-quarter fundraising tallies as congressional campaigns eye 2022 midterms

April 16th, 2021 - 4:16pm
Congressional representatives across the state reported race-leading fundraising hauls this week, positioning each with an early money advantage more than a year in advance of next summer’s primary elections.

Rosen raises $340,000 in the first quarter

April 13th, 2021 - 3:42pm
Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV), who won’t face voters again until 2024, raised over $340,000 in the first quarter of the year and has $1.8 million cash on hand, according to her campaign’s filing with the Federal Election Commission.

Rep. Steven Horsford announces $363,000 in first quarter fundraising

April 13th, 2021 - 12:21pm
The campaign for Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford announced $363,000 in first-quarter fundraising Tuesday, an amount that lifts his campaign war chest to more than $750,000 through the first three months of the midterm election cycle.

Rep. Susie Lee reports raising more than $600,000 through first quarter of 2021

Susie Lee at a podium wearing a blue shirt
April 12th, 2021 - 2:00am
In the months after securing her second term in Congress last year, Democratic Rep. Susie Lee’s campaign announced more than $600,000 in first-quarter fundraising Monday, raising her cash on hand to nearly $500,000.

Follow the Money: Tracking more than $607,000 in legislative campaign contributions from lawyers, legal groups

April 12th, 2021 - 2:00am
With nearly a quarter of the Legislature holding legal day jobs or with a J.D. on their wall, it comes as little surprise that law firms, legal groups and lawyers contributed more than $607,000 to legislative campaigns last cycle.

Nevada Republicans vote to censure SOS Cegavske over voter fraud allegations

April 10th, 2021 - 4:50pm
Members of the central committee voted to approve the censure on a 126-112 vote on Saturday during the party’s spring meeting in Carson City, sources told The Nevada Independent. The censure also banned Cegavske from party membership, endorsements or resources for “the intense dishonor her failures brought upon the Nevada Republican Party.”

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