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Nevada Senate Takes Up Mental Health Gun Laws

Posted: 04/21/2013 - As the dust begins to settle from a scuffle in the Nevada Legislature over gun control, only two substantial plans remain that would overhaul firearms policy in the state.

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Puerto Rico Debates Legalizing Marijuana Use

Posted: 04/20/2013 - Dozens of people are marching through Puerto Rico's capital in support of a recent bill filed by a former police chief that aims to legalize marijuana for personal use, unleashing an unprecedented debate in this conservative U.S. territory.

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Rubio Says Immigration Law is Not 'Amnesty'

Posted: 04/14/2013 - Sen. Marco Rubio says a proposed immigration bill expected to be introduced this week won't offer amnesty to those who entered the U.S. illegally.

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Newtown Mom Pleads for Gun Control at White House

Updated: 04/14/2013 - As the Senate considers proposed gun legislation, the White House is helping the families of the children and educators gunned down at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School last December ensure their voices are heard.

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Assembly Committee Kills Gun Bills Without Votes

Updated: 04/12/2013 - A bill allowing people with concealed weapon permits to carry guns on Nevada college campuses appears doomed to the same fate two years ago, going down in defeat without a committee vote.

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Senate Committee Clears Pair of Gun Bills

Posted: 04/12/2013 - Nevada lawmakers have endorsed two bills restricting access to firearms for mentally ill people when it is determined they are a danger to themselves or others.

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Legislators Face Key Deadline

Updated: 04/11/2013 - State legislators passed several highly-anticipated bills this week as a key deadline nears. Friday, unless given an exemption, bills must pass out of committees.

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Voter Photo Bill Goes to Senate Finance

Posted: 04/11/2013 - A Senate committee is taking a pass on Secretary of State Ross Miller's plan to digitize Nevada polling records and add voter photos to the database.

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Reid: Tough Work Begins Now on Gun Control

Posted: 04/11/2013 - Supporters of tougher gun laws have won a key vote in the Senate -- but according to Majority Leader Harry Reid, "The hard work starts now."

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Senate Committee Approves Brianna's Law

Posted: 04/11/2013 - The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a measure to collect DNA from anyone arrested on felony charges at the time of arrest.

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Senate Panel Amends, Passes Gay Marriage Bill

Updated: 04/11/2013 - A measure to allow gay marriage in Nevada has passed a legislative committee, the first step on a long road to repealing a ban enacted by voters a decade ago.

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Nine Candidates Apply to Replace Brooks

Updated: 04/10/2013 - Clark County officials say nine people have applied to replace expelled Assemblyman Steven Brooks in the Nevada Legislature.

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Assembly OKs Burning Man Bill

Updated: 04/10/2013 - A Nevada legislative panel has narrowly approved a bill to prevent rural Pershing County from imposing its own rules and fees on the Burning Man festival held annually on the Black Rock Desert.

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Obama Sends Congress $3.8T Spending Plan

Updated: 04/10/2013 - President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint that strives to achieve a "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits. It would raise taxes on the wealthy and trim popular benefit programs including as Social Security and Medicare.

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Senators Reach Deal on Gun Background Checks

Posted: 04/10/2013 - Two pivotal senators have announced a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers. The agreement could build support for President Barack Obama's drive to curb firearms violence.

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California Court Hearing Delayed for Brooks

Updated: 04/10/2013 - A court hearing in California has been postponed to next month for a former Las Vegas-area lawmaker jailed on felony charges following a freeway chase and violent struggle with police the same day he was expelled from the Nevada state Assembly.

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