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Funding Could be Cut for TRPA

Posted: 04/28/2009 - Despite earlier concerns about reduced Lake Tahoe oversight, a key legislative budget panel agreed Tuesday with Gov. Jim Gibbons' proposal to cut Nevada's share of funding for the bistate Tahoe Regional Planning agency.

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'Big Brother' Bills Debated in Nevada

Posted: 04/28/2009 - In a state where citizens value small government and little intervention in their private lives, the Nevada Legislature is considering several bills that would increase the power of authorities to collect and store sensitive information on the people they seek to protect.

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Lawmakers Vote to Keep Old Prison Open

Posted: 04/28/2009 - A key legislative budget panel voted as expected Tuesday to reject Gov. Jim Gibbons' recommendation and keep the old Nevada State Prison, which dates to the 1870s, open for the next two years.

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DNA Collection Bill Approved

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Authorities wouldn't need a court order to get a DNA sample from anyone convicted of a felony, under a bill approved Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Workplace Safety Debated

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Changes to speed up the workplace safety training for new employees, in efforts to reduce on-the-job deaths and injuries, prompted questions Monday in a Nevada Assembly committee hearing.

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Nevada Bill Would Delay Layoffs

Posted: 04/27/2009 - The Nevada Assembly has advanced a bill that would temporarily delay the legal deadline for notifying school district employees that they will be re-hired or laid off for the next school year.

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Appeals Court Measure Advances

Posted: 04/27/2009 - The state Assembly has unanimously approved a proposed intermediate appeals court that would be sandwiched between the Supreme Court and Nevada's district courts. The proposal will go to voters in 2010 for final approval.

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State Bug Bill Advances

Posted: 04/27/2009 - The Nevada Assembly has voted unanimously approved a bill to name the Vivid Dancer Damselfly the state bug, sending the Senate-endorsed plan to Gov. Jim Gibbons for his signature.

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Plan Would Let Lawmakers Block Governors' Appointments

Posted: 04/24/2009 - A state Senate committee was urged Friday to support an Assembly-approved plan that would give lawmakers the power to block appointments by Nevada governors to high-ranking positions in several agencies.

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Legislative Week 13 Begins Monday

Posted: 04/24/2009 - Legislators who start the 13th week of the 2009 session on Monday will have to wait until Friday for the biggest development - a Nevada Economic Forum meeting to determine how much revenue the lawmakers have for the state budget.

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Nevada to Officially Request Stimulus Funds

Posted: 04/24/2009 - Nevada's legislative leadership and Gov. Jim Gibbons' office have agreed to submit an application to accept federal stimulus funds on Monday.

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Carlin Economy Could Suffer if Training Center Use Changes

Posted: 04/23/2009 - Lawmakers were told Thursday that the economy of the small northeastern Nevada town of Carlin would suffer if the state Military Department acquires a debt-laden firefighter training center for use as a National Guard armory.

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Seatbelt Bill Dies in Committee

Posted: 04/23/2009 - A Senate-approved bill that would have allowed police in Nevada to stop any driver they believe isn't wearing a seat belt died Thursday in the Assembly Transportation Committee.

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Debate: Banning Text-Messaging While Driving

Posted: 04/23/2009 - Assembly Transportation Committee members were asked Thursday to endorse a Senate-approved plan to prohibit Nevada motorists, including police and emergency personnel, from text-messaging on cell phones while behind the wheel.

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Gibbons Splits with Panel on State Fees

Updated: 04/24/2009 - Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons says he disagrees with his government efficiency panel over the wisdom of raising state fees on businesses.

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State Bonding Capacity Drops

Updated: 04/24/2009 - Nevada lawmakers struggling with decreasing revenue projections learned Thursday that the amount of bond debt that the state can safely incur, typically to cover construction projects, has dropped by more than $120 million.

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Nevada Budget Hole Grows

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Key lawmakers say the hole in Nevada's budget has grown by another $100 million, bringing the shortfall closer to $3 billion to maintain current government service levels.

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Lawmakers Pass School Funding Bill

Posted: 04/22/2009 - The Senate Finance Committee has endorsed an Assembly-approved plan that would make a supplemental appropriation of $323 million to Nevada's Distributive School Account for K-12 schools because of unanticipated revenue shortfalls this fiscal year.

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Lawmakers Hear Fluoridation Testimony

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Critics of a plan to fluoridate Reno-area water got so worked up Wednesday that Nevada Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford had to bang his gavel to wrap up public comment on the measure.

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Senate Passes Domestic Partner Bill

Updated: 04/22/2009 - A bill that would give domestic partners most of the same rights as married couples has passed the Nevada Senate, but the 12-9 vote isn't enough to survive a threatened veto by Gov. Jim Gibbons.

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More Action Taken for New Deadline

Posted: 04/21/2009 - Nevada legislators took action on dozens of measures in efforts to meet a Tuesday deadline for approving the bills or seeing them end up on the 2009 session's scrap heap.

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Bill to Require Proper Representation for Children Progresses

Posted: 04/21/2009 - Nevada senators voted on party lines Tuesday for a bill to require courts to appoint attorneys who would act in children's best interest during cases involving abuse, neglect or termination of parental rights.

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Nevada Information Tech Spending Debated

Posted: 04/21/2009 - Nevada lawmakers avoided costly add-backs in voting Tuesday on spending plans for the state's Department of Information Technology.

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Panel Wants to Keep Home Care for Elderly

Posted: 04/21/2009 - A joint Senate-Assembly budget panel decided Tuesday to add back nearly 400 slots for elderly Nevadans who qualify for government-funded home care and community programs, rejecting recommendations from Gov. Jim Gibbons to reduce those openings.

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