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Governor's Vetoes Challenged

Posted: 05/30/2009 - Nevada lawmakers voted Saturday to revive nine bills vetoed by Gov. Jim Gibbons, including one that gives domestic partners, whether gay or straight, many of the rights and benefits that Nevada offers to married couples.

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Senate Rejects Governor's Veto of Partnership Bill

Posted: 05/30/2009 - The Nevada Senate voted 14-7 Saturday to override Gov. Jim Gibbons' veto of a measure that gives domestic partners, whether gay or straight, many of the rights and benefits that Nevada offers to married couples.

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Green Measures Go Through

Posted: 05/28/2009 - Nevada lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to two major renewable energy measures, including one that was revised to extend tax incentives to geothermal power companies

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Gibbons Sets Records for Single-Session Vetoes

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Gov. Jim Gibbons has set a record for vetoes, rejecting 31 bills so far during the 2009 legislative session and breaking a record of 30 vetoes set shortly after Nevada became a state in 1864.

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More Bills Work Their Way Through

Posted: 05/28/2009 - Down to their last few days of the 2009 session, Nevada lawmakers rushed Thursday to complete work on still-pending measures covering a wide range of issues.

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Senate Votes for Benefit Reduction Bill

Posted: 05/28/2009 - The Nevada Senate voted Thursday for a bill to reduce public employee and retiree benefits and enact benefit reforms - steps that Republicans have demanded in exchange for their votes to override a veto of a $781 million tax increase.

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Several Bills Advance With Session Nearing Close

Posted: 05/28/2009 - Down to their last few days of the 2009 session, Nevada lawmakers rushed Thursday to complete work on still-pending measures covering a wide range of issues.

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Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Washoe Fluoride Water

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Several Nevada dentists urged lawmakers Wednesday to pass a measure that would require the Truckee Meadows Water Authority to fluoridate water in the Reno area.

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More Bills Move Ahead in Waning Session

Posted: 05/27/2009 - Nevada lawmakers, running out of time in the 2009 session which ends Monday, advanced numerous bills on Wednesday, including one to reduce on-the-job deaths and injuries by improving workplace safety training for new employees.

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Senate Panel Supports Judge Program Qualifications

Posted: 05/27/2009 - A Nevada Senate panel voted unanimously for a measure that tightens qualifications for the state's senior judge program to hold down its costs and avoid a big funding increase.

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Bills Move Forward in Session's Final Days

Updated: 05/27/2009 - Lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to a proposed constitutional amendment that would let lawmakers convene special sessions on their own, without having to get the governor to do so.

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Governor Vetoes Off-Road Registration

Posted: 05/26/2009 - An off-road vehicle registration plan was vetoed Tuesday by Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, who said it calls for new fees and that's not something he supports.

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Lawmakers Hear Debate on Voting Rules

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Nevada lawmakers heard criticism Tuesday of a proposal from the secretary of state's office that would increase penalties for offenses such as intimidating voters and interfering in the conduct of an election.

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Gibbons Vetoes Domestic Partner Rights Bill

Updated: 05/26/2009 - Gov. Jim Gibbons has vetoed a law that would give domestic partners, whether gay or straight, many of the rights and benefits that Nevada offers to married couples.

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Gender Discrimination Bill Approved

Posted: 05/23/2009 - A bill barring discrimination based on sexual orientation was signed into law Friday by Gov. Jim Gibbons.

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Green Bills Move Forward

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Nevada lawmakers rushed to pass renewable energy bills on Friday, as part of a mostly cooperative effort that has included Gov. Jim Gibbons.

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More Bills Move Forward in Final Days

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Nevada lawmakers kept up a busy pace Friday, voting on bills dealing with water fluoridation, senior housing, term limits and home foreclosures.

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Green Energy Legislation on Tap

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Nevada lawmakers, facing a June 1 adjournment, rushed Thursday to complete work on "green energy" legislation which has become one of the major initiatives of the 2009 session.

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Vote Likely Friday Morning on Budget Plan

Updated: 05/22/2009 - Tired Nevada lawmakers, who met until about 4 a.m. Thursday, returned several hours later and worked into the night again, trying to pass a $6.8 billion budget and a plan for $781 million in higher taxes to fund the two-year spending plan.

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Legislature Moves Ahead on Bills

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Nevada lawmakers kept up a busy pace in voting Thursday on bills, including an off-road-vehicle registration plan, that would otherwise die because of an end-of-the-week deadline for action on the measures.

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Nevada Governor Vetoes 4 Bills, Including Gas Tax Plan

Updated: 05/22/2009 - As promised, Gov. Jim Gibbons on Thursday vetoed a measure that would authorize the Washoe County Commission to enact a voter-approved gas tax increase to raise money to finance transportation projects.

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Opponent of Higher Taxes says Key Lawmaker Should Vote No on Tax Plan

Posted: 05/20/2009 - A Republican operative opposing the 2009 Nevada Legislature's tax increase plan said Wednesday that Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio, R-Reno, shouldn't vote for the plan, in line with legal advice and his pattern of not voting on bills that pose potential conflicts.

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