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Judge Grants Whittemore Hearing on Claim

Posted: 03/23/2013 - Former Nevada political powerbroker Harvey Whittemore has been granted his request for a special hearing on his claim the government obtained some evidence against him without a warrant.

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ACLU Weighs in on Medical Marijuana Law

Updated: 03/23/2013 - The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada says the state's medical marijuana law is unconstitutional because it doesn't allow patients with prescriptions for medical marijuana to legally obtain it.

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Campaign Finance Bill Heard in Assembly Committee

Updated: 03/21/2013 - Republicans who want to close a campaign finance loophole that allows some former elected officials to hold onto campaign cash present their bill Thursday, a day after being blindsided by a complaint alleging violations by a former Republican Assembly leader.

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Government Funding Bill Sails Through House

Posted: 03/21/2013 - The House has passed a huge stopgap spending bill to keep the government open through the end of September, sidestepping any threat of a government shutdown.

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Legislature Defends Handling of Brooks Situation

Updated: 03/20/2013 - The Legislative Counsel Bureau says legislators did not overstep boundaries in dealing with embattled Assemblymember Steven Brooks. In a letter to the Nevada Supreme Court, the LCB stated it is within the purview of the legislature to handle matters relating to its members.

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Senate Approves 2013 Spending Bill

Posted: 03/20/2013 - The Senate has passed a huge spending bill to keep the government open through the end of September, preventing a government shutdown but leaving in place automatic spending cuts that will mean job furloughs for hundreds of thousands of federal workers.

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Congressman Amodei's Mother Dies

Updated: 03/20/2013 - Republican Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei has announced the death of his 80-year-old mother.

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Little Sympathy From Southern Lawmakers for North

Posted: 03/19/2013 - Some southern Nevada lawmakers had little sympathy for rural higher education advocates who asked for more money and time to prepare for a new funding formula that will shift money to Las Vegas campuses.

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Bill Sets Up Medical Marijuana Shops in Nevada

Updated: 03/19/2013 - Medical marijuana patients in Nevada would have a legal way to buy the drug under a bill introduced Monday by Democratic state Sen. Tick Segerblom.

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Assembly Bill Creates Need-Based Scholarship

Updated: 03/19/2013 - State lawmakers are considering using the sale of abandoned properties to help alleviate some of the financial strain on Nevadans seeking higher education.

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Harsher Penalties For Tagging Historic Sites

Updated: 03/19/2013 - If you are tired of all the graffiti around the Truckee Meadows, there's a bill which passed unanimously out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday morning that could help curb tagging. It calls for harsher penalties for tagging historic buildings and sites, and expands the definition of those historic designations.

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Bill Seeks $40M for Pre-K at Some Nevada Schools

Posted: 03/18/2013 - The Clark County School District would get millions of dollars to help young children learn to speak and understand English before entering elementary school.

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Assembly Bills Enhance Trafficking Victims' Aid

Updated: 03/19/2013 - State lawmakers are continuing their tough stance on sex trafficking by introducing two bills aimed at raising awareness of the problem and helping victims.

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Supreme Court Hears Voter Registration Case

Updated: 03/18/2013 - The Supreme Court will hear arguments today about validity of Arizona's voter registration law. It tries to keep illegal immigrants from voting by demanding that all residents show documents proving their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote in a national election.

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