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Bill Makes Tax Abatement Program Audits Public

Updated: 05/14/2013 - A Nevada lawmaker is pushing a bill that would insert a accountability to the state's tax abatement programs and help lawmakers make budget decisions.

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Washoe School Tax Bill Remains in Limbo

Posted: 05/13/2013 - A bill to raise the sales and property tax rates in Washoe County to fund maintenance at aging schools remains in limbo.

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Obama Calls GOP Talk on Benghazi a Sideshow

Posted: 05/13/2013 - President Barack Obama is dismissing Republican criticism of his administration's handling of the attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya, calling the criticism a political sideshow.

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US Government Files Morning-After Pill Appeal

Posted: 05/13/2013 - The government has filed a last-second appeal that will delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription.

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Snowe Presses for Bipartisanship in New Book

Posted: 05/12/2013 - Republican Olympia Snowe of Maine railed against obstructionist politics and partisanship in the Senate. Now she's continuing to work for civility and compromise from outside the Senate.

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Pickering Says He Wanted to Testify

Posted: 05/12/2013 - Former ambassador Thomas Pickering says he was willing to testify last week to a House panel looking into the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya last year -- but that he was blocked from doing so.

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Obama Says Health Care Law 'Here to Stay'

Posted: 05/10/2013 - President Barack Obama is rallying support for his health care law, saying the law has already provided an array of benefits and will now give those without insurance a chance to obtain it.

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Administration Defends Emails on Libya Attacks

Updated: 05/10/2013 - The Obama administration says now-discredited talking points about the deadly attacks in Libya are being taken out of context - as are emails seeking to revise the talking points.

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Assembly Considers DNA Testing Bill

Posted: 05/09/2013 - A proposal to allow the collection of DNA from people arrested on felony charges in Nevada is receiving intense scrutiny from the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

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Miller Pushes Longer Voter Registration Deadlines

Posted: 05/09/2013 - Secretary of State Ross Miller says extending Nevada's voter registration deadline to the Friday before elections will allow more people to participate in the process.

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Rebuked by Reid, Domenici Hopes to Mend Ties

Posted: 05/09/2013 - Former New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici says he's disappointed to hear that he's persona non grata to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid because Domenici fathered a son out of wedlock in the 1970s with a daughter of then-Sen. Paul Laxalt of Nevada.

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Reno Council Hears Graffiti Concerns

Updated: 08/09/2013 - Business-owners and residents of Reno's mid town area voiced concerns about graffiti to the Reno City Council Wednesday.

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Lawmakers Trade Political Charges on Benghazi

Posted: 05/08/2013 - House Republicans on Wednesday renewed charges that the Obama administration is covering up information about last year's deadly assault in Benghazi, Libya, drawing an angry rebuke from Democrats who accused the GOP of politicizing the issue at a jam-packed hearing.

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Assembly Considers Fallen Soldiers Memorial

Posted: 05/08/2013 - State lawmakers are ushering through a bill that authorizes a memorial for Nevada's fallen soldiers on the Capitol complex in Carson City.

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Councilmembers Could be Elected by Individual Wards

Updated: 05/07/2013 - Reno City Councilmembers would be elected by voters in individual wards, or sections of the city, under a bill being debated. Currently, the mayor and at-large councilmember are elected city-wide. Councilmembers who represent wards must win primary elections in those wards, then win a city-wide general election. The bill would make the general election ward-only.

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Nicolas Cage Supports NV Film Tax Credit Bill

Updated: 05/07/2013 - A cameo by actor Nicolas Cage added pizazz to a hearing on a bill proposing tax incentives to entice filmmakers to produce in the Silver State.

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Lawyer Seeks Mental Health Hearing for Brooks

Posted: 05/07/2013 - The lawyer for a former Nevada lawmaker charged in a car chase and a police confrontation is asking that his client go through a mental health court program.

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"Cooling Off" Bill Gets Chilly Reception in Senate

Updated: 05/07/2013 - Bills imposing or expanding cooling-off periods for former legislators and public officers received chilly receptions from the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections.

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