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Bill to give tenants more notice before evictions faces pushback from landlords who say it makes renting unviable
Inmate advocates and family members seek to lower deductions from offender accounts
March 4th, 2021 - 5:56pm
Inmate advocates and family members are concerned that a proposed bill on victim restitution would allow the Nevada Department of Corrections to continue to deduct up to 50 percent of funds deposited in an offender’s account — a policy that has drawn strident criticism from families in recent months.
Behind the Bar: Should inmates get minimum wage? Plus plans to address learning loss, an esports commission and Carson City Restaurant Spotlight
March 4th, 2021 - 8:00am
In this edition: Can either Assemblywoman Annie Black or a federal lawsuit open the Legislature to the public? Plus, details on a bill to pay inmates the minimum wage, a proposed esports commission and legislative Democrats’ plan to offset educational losses during a year of COVID. Carson City Restaurant Spotlight makes a triumphant return.
Mining gave half a million dollars to Sisolak-affiliated PAC shortly before session that could raise tax on industry
March 3rd, 2021 - 4:44pm
Gov. Steve Sisolak’s Home Means Nevada political action committee raised more than $830,000 in the last three months of last year, including $500,000 from Nevada Gold Mines — a joint venture between mining giants Barrick and Newmont — and another $260,000 from the pharmaceutical lobbying group PhRMA, according to campaign finance documents filed Wednesday.
Storey County board, water district oppose effort to let technology company form local government
March 3rd, 2021 - 2:00am
Storey County commissioners voted to oppose “separatist governing control” within their jurisdiction after Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak backed a legislative effort that could result in a private technology company and major donor forming its own local government.
Lawmakers considering formation of a statewide human trafficking task force that could open access to federal grants
Titus, Cortez Masto introduce bill to give Nevada a veto over Yucca Mountain
March 2nd, 2021 - 11:02am
Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced legislation Tuesday that would require consent from state, local and tribal governments to construct a national nuclear waste repository, including at Yucca Mountain about 90 miles Northwest of Las Vegas.
DETR says backlog of unscheduled PUA appeals is close to 2,000; new hires coming on board to help
March 2nd, 2021 - 2:00am
The state has received nearly 1.1 million PUA claims through last week, and several hundred thousand have been denied. But advocates for the unemployed say the slowness of appeals for those who believe they were wrongly rejected is among their top concerns within DETR right now.
Freshman Orientation: Democratic Assemblywoman Natha Anderson
March 2nd, 2021 - 2:00am
Natha Anderson followed her parents’ footsteps in another significant way — as a fourth generation educator. She initially resisted the career after seeing her parents spend weekends at their schools trying to get everything done, but it was a required college class in English education leadership that shifted her view.
Years-long legal battle over Opportunity Scholarship growth freeze continues in the Nevada Supreme Court
March 1st, 2021 - 2:50pm
A scholarship program for students attending private K-12 schools in Nevada is at the center of a tangled legal debate about whether the Legislature’s decision to freeze the program’s growth two years ago ran afoul of a high bar for raising taxes.
Behind the Bar: Mining tax Q&A, legislators go viral on TikTok and more Native representation in naming geographical sites
March 1st, 2021 - 8:00am
In this edition: Recapping a Q&A with the head of the state mining association, how one lawmaker went viral on TikTok and details on a bill aimed at getting more Native American involvement in the naming of geographical places. Plus, a look ahead at this week’s major bill hearings.
Indy Q&A: Nevada Mining Association President Tyre Gray on taxes and the Legislature
Follow the Money: Real estate, development industries gave legislators more than $1.3 million ahead of 2021 session
Continued expansion of mail voting, straight-ticket ballots among election proposals on Legislature’s docket
Indy DC Download: The House sends $1.9 trillion pandemic bill to the Senate
February 27th, 2021 - 2:00am
The House passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-aid package late Friday as Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) unveiled a series of hospitality and tourism industry tax breaks that they hope to include in the next stimulus bill.