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Washoe School Tax Up For Vote in Committee

Posted: 04/09/2013 - Washoe County School District officials will be keeping their fingers crossed as the Assembly Taxation Committee is poised to vote on AB46.

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Bill Seeks Faster Reporting of Mental Petitions

Posted: 04/09/2013 - A bill that would trigger faster reporting to prevent people suffering from mental illness to obtain guns is up for a hearing before a Nevada legislative committee.

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Nevada Students Seek Representation

Updated: 04/08/2013 - They're the ones directly affected by decisions made by Nevada's Board of Regents who govern over the state's higher education system. But in the past students have had little input, and now they say it's time a student sits on the Board.

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President Warns GOP About Blocking Gun Bill

Updated: 04/08/2013 - President Barack Obama says the contentious debate over gun control measures "shouldn't be about politics." He's warning Republican lawmakers against using delay tactics to sink legislation.

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With Senate Agreement Imminent, Public Phase of Immigration Debate Set to Begin

Posted: 04/07/2013 - The public debate over the nation's immigration system is set to begin in earnest this week as senators finalize a bipartisan bill to secure the border, allow tens of thousands of foreign workers into the country and grant eventual citizenship to the estimated 11 million people living here illegally.

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Kansas 'At Fertilization' Declaration Gives Some Pause

Posted: 04/06/2013 - Abortion rights advocates in Kansas are worried that the legislature's approval of a declaration that life begins "at fertilization" will inspire new attempts to prevent the procedure.

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Nevada Legislators Consider Recreational Pot

Posted: 04/05/2013 - Could decriminalizing marijuana help fund Nevada's public education system? Assemblymember Joe Hogan (D-Las Vegas) has introduced a measure to tax marijuana from growers to buyers.

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Legislature Refuses to Release Brooks Report

Posted: 04/05/2013 - The state Legislature is rejecting a demand by Nevada media for the release a report commissioned by a panel that recommended the expulsion of Assemblyman Steven Brooks.

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CA AG Unbothered by Obama Comments About Looks

Updated: 04/05/2013 - A spokesman for California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she remains a friend and steadfast supporter of President Barack Obama, a day after the president raised eyebrows by calling attention to her looks.

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Titus Charges Nevada Legislature to Keep it Up

Updated: 04/05/2013 - State lawmakers in Nevada serve as examples to their counterparts in Washington because they are putting state issues ahead of politics, says U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas.

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Gas Tax Would Fund Highway Repair

Updated: 04/04/2013 - As a national transportation group released a report painting a dismal picture of Nevada's roadways, state lawmakers are considering upping the gas tax to pay for road maintenance.

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Judge Refuses to Throw Out Whittemore Documents

Posted: 04/04/2013 - A federal judge in Las Vegas has denied a request by lawyers for former lobbyist Harvey Whittemore to throw out evidence the FBI gathered to bring charges that he made illegal campaign contributions to Sen. Harry Reid and others.

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Rape Victim Gives Testimony for Campus-Carry Bill

Posted: 04/04/2013 - Amanda Collins, who was raped by James Biela in a UNR parking garage, urged a committee of state lawmakers to allow students to carry guns on college campuses.

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ACLU Sues Over Nevada "Crimes Against Nature" Law

Updated: 04/04/2013 - The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada wants a federal court to declare unconstitutional a state law that criminalizes consensual sex between same-sex teenagers as "crimes against nature" carrying a possible five-year prison sentence.

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Bill Seeks to Ban Sports Kiosks from Bars

Updated: 04/03/2013 - The powerful Nevada Resort Association wants to ban small bars and taverns that have restricted gambling licenses from operating sports betting kiosks.

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85MPH Speed Limit Bill Clears Senate

Updated: 04/03/2013 - A bill increasing the maximum speed limit to 85 mph on some open stretches of Nevada highways has cleared the state Senate.

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President to Return Part of Salary to Treasury

Posted: 04/03/2013 - The White House says President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in light of automatic spending cuts that have led to furloughs for thousands of federal workers.

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Vegas Bail Revoked for Former Assemblyman Brooks

Posted: 04/03/2013 - A judge in Las Vegas has revoked bail for a former Nevada state assemblyman now being held in California on felony charges stemming from a freeway chase and violent struggle with police last week.

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