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State Library Cuts Considered

Posted: 04/13/2009 - Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that would eliminate the requirement that the state Library and Archives be open to the public for eight hours a day, five days per week.

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Health Assistance Office May Stay Open

Posted: 04/13/2009 - The Assembly Ways and Means Committee has voted to restore funding for the Nevada Office of Consumer Health Assistance, which Gov. Jim Gibbons proposed to close to save about $1 million per year.

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Nevada Lawmakers Start 11th Week

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Nevada lawmakers start the 11th week of their 2009 session on Monday by reviewing a plan that could hold down state costs by keeping some probation violators from serving more prison time.

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Legislative Week 11 Begins Monday

Posted: 04/10/2009 - Nevada lawmakers start the 11th week of their 2009 session on Monday by reviewing a plan that could hold down state costs by keeping some probation violators from serving more prison time.

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Funeral Protest Bill Advances

Posted: 04/10/2009 - Despite strong objections from a few lawmakers, Nevada lawmakers have advanced a bill to restrict demonstrations near funerals of fallen soldiers.

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Governor's Energy Plan Remains Alive

Posted: 04/10/2009 - A key Senate panel has kept Gov. Jim Gibbon's energy bill alive by re-referring it to another committee with no recommendation.

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Reid Opposes Nevada Education Stimulus Waiver

Updated: 04/10/2009 - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Thursday he won't support Nevada's bid for a stimulus waiver that would free the state from federal funding requirements for higher education.

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Senate Panel Votes on Solar Energy Tax Break

Updated: 04/10/2009 - A key Senate panel voted Thursday to keep alive a solar-energy tax break measure after being told the abatements will help bring solar projects to Nevada rather than to other solar-rich states such as California and Arizona.

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Election Changes Debated

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Several proposed changes in Nevada's election and campaign laws have been shelved by a state Senate committee, including two Republican-sponsored plans for more voter identification.

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Committee Votes to Kill Fuel Tax

Posted: 04/09/2009 - After hours of debate on a bill to raise Nevada's taxes on diesel fuel by 12 cents per gallon, the state Senate Taxation Committee voted Thursday to kill the plan.

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Construction Defects Bill Approved

Updated: 04/09/2009 - A plan sought by builders to limit the ability of Nevada homeowners trying to file claims for construction defects won approval Thursday in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Governor Wants To Meet With President

Posted: 04/08/2009 - Gov. Jim Gibbons wants President Barack Obama to meet with him and some key Nevada business leaders next month, when the president is in Las Vegas for a fundraiser, to talk about hardships faced by the state's tourism industry.

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Nevada Senate Panel Endorses Domestic Partner Measure

Posted: 04/08/2009 - A bill aimed at giving same-sex domestic partners the rights and benefits that Nevada offers to married couples won approval Wednesday in the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee.

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Nevada Lawmakers And Hospitals Look For Money For Indigent Care

Posted: 04/08/2009 - Lawmakers struggling to find money for essential state services were told Wednesday that funding stripped last year from an indigent accident account must be restored or some rural Nevada hospitals may be forced to close.

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Text-Messaging Bill Approved

Updated: 04/09/2009 - The Nevada Senate voted 18-3 to approve a bill that prohibits motorists, including police and emergency personnel, from text-messaging on cell phones while behind the wheel.

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Lawmakers Challenge Hospital Cuts

Posted: 04/08/2009 - Nevada lawmakers are challenging officials from Las Vegas-based University Medical Center about their decision to end outpatient cancer treatment at the hospital.

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Tax Plan Advances

Posted: 04/08/2009 - Clark County residents could start paying higher sales taxes in July 2011 to cover costs of hiring more police in the Las Vegas area, under a bill approved by the Senate Taxation Committee.

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Many State Consultants Also Regular Employees

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Nevada lawmakers were told Tuesday that a review of hundreds of consultants who have held government contracts shows many are now state workers - and eight with current contracts also are getting regular state paychecks.

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Green Energy Promoted at Legislature

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Proposals dealing with hybrid cars, energy-efficiency standards and solar power were among green energy bills endorsed Tuesday by a key Nevada Senate committee.

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Bill Would Require Registration of Off-Road Vehicles

Posted: 04/07/2009 - A state Senate panel voted Tuesday for a bill that would require owners of off-road vehicles, or ORVs, to register their rigs with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Prostitution Tax Debated

Posted: 04/07/2009 - Legislative hearings often can be dull, but that was hardly the case Tuesday as prostitutes and owners of legal Nevada brothels showed up to tell state lawmakers they support a bill to levy a $5 state tax on sex acts.

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Stimulus Funds Sought for Medicaid

Posted: 04/07/2009 - Nevada's human services chief said Tuesday that the state will get about $84 million in stimulus funds in the next few days thanks to a boost in the federal matching rate for Medicaid.

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Nevada Needs to Spend Big to Ensure Proper Census

Posted: 04/06/2009 - Nevada should spend nearly $1 million to ensure all its residents are counted in next year's national census because that means more money for the state in the long run, a commission has recommended.

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