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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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Reid Sets Showdown Gun Vote for Thursday

Posted: 04/09/2013 - The Senate's top Democrat says there will be a showdown vote on Thursday on his party's effort to enact new gun restrictions.

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Committee Passes Major Sex Trafficking Bill

Posted: 04/09/2013 - Nevada lawmakers continue their drive for anti-sex trafficking legislation by passing the session's most comprehensive bill on the subject.

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Brooks Due for Hearing in California Court

Posted: 04/09/2013 - A former Las Vegas-area elected official is due in a California court on felony charges stemming from a freeway chase that ended with a violent struggle with police the same day he was expelled from the Nevada state Assembly.

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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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