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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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Palin Urges GOP to Broaden Message

Posted: 03/16/2013 - Returning to the national stage, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says the Republican Party must broaden its message in order to grow.

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Legislature Gets 2 More Days in Brooks Matter

Updated: 03/15/2013 - The Nevada Supreme Court has given Nevada lawmakers two extra days to answer claims by embattled Assemblyman Steven Brooks that he is entitled to be seated in the state Assembly.

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State Senate Committee Hears Testimony on SB 221

Updated: 03/15/2013 - Discussion Thursday afternoon on a proposed bill that aims to keep guns out of the hands of people deemed mentally ill and a danger to themselves and others.

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Mixed Reactions to Nevada Voter Photo Proposal

Posted: 03/15/2013 - Secretary of State Ross Miller's plan to digitize Nevada's polling records and add voter photos to the database was met with mixed reaction Thursday.

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Senate Democrats Push Budget Through Committee

Posted: 03/14/2013 - Senate Democrats have pushed a budget through committee that calls for roughly $1 trillion in new tax revenues over the coming decade and increases spending slightly over current projections.

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Brianna's Bill Could Expand DNA Collection

Updated: 03/14/2013 - The family of Brianna Denison voiced support for a bill to expand DNA collection by authorities in Nevada. Currently, Nevada collects DNA from those convicted of felonies and certain other offenses. "Brianna's Bill" would expand DNA collection to include anyone arrested for any felony.

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Obama Concedes Budget Deal May Be Impossible

Posted: 03/13/2013 - President Barack Obama is conceding "we're probably not going to be able to get a deal" on budget, tax and spending issues with Congress if Republicans continue to insist that no new revenues can be raised unless entitlement programs are significantly overhauled.

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