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March 27, 2015

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  • Incumbents steamrolling challengers in campaign donations
    March 18, 2015
    When it comes to raising campaign cash, it’s good to be the incumbent. The eight city council members in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson running for re-election outraised ...
  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, 75, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, for the first time since he suffered an eye injury and broken ribs on New Year's Day accident while exercising at his home in Henderson.
    Harry Reid thanks Rand Paul for medical advice
    March 18, 2015
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid thanked likely Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky for dispensing "expert advice" on Reid's injured right eye. "I really appreciate it very, very much," the Nevada Democrat said to Paul, a Republican senator and ...
  • Committee passes bill allowing guns on college campuses
    March 18, 2015
    Despite opposition from Democrats, the Assembly Judiciary Committee today passed three gun bills, including one allowing people with ...
  • Governor Brian Sandoval delivers the keynote address during the Governor's Conference on Small Business at the Orleans on Friday, November 2, 2012.
    Sandoval to present tax plan before Legislature
    March 18, 2015
    Gov. Brian Sandoval is gambling with his political legacy Wednesday, hoping to persuade a Republican-dominated Legislature that it should raise business taxes to create a "New Nevada" invested far more in K-12 education. Sandoval has mustered an army of political heavyweights to ...
  • Democratic senator unveils alternative to Sandoval tax plan
    March 17, 2015
    Democratic Sen. Pat Spearman has unveiled an alternative tax plan that she says would generate as much revenue as Gov. Brian Sandoval's proposal ...
  • This April 8, 2014, file photo shows Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington.
    Source: Rand Paul eyes April 7 to announce White House run
    March 17, 2015
    Sen. Rand Paul is set to make official a presidential bid that has long been expected, a senior adviser to the Kentucky Republican said Tuesday, pointing to April 7 as ...
  • Bill would allow sick pets to use medical marijuana
    March 17, 2015
    A Nevada senator has introduced a bill that would allow pets to use pot. Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom is sponsoring the bill that was introduced Tuesday. SB372 calls on state officials to issue ...
  • ‘Right to die’ legislation introduced at Nevada Legislature
    March 17, 2015
    A bipartisan group of Nevada senators have introduced a bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide. SB 336 was introduced in the Nevada Senate on Monday evening and would allow terminally ill patients to take medication ending their lives. Republican senators ...
  • Gov. Brian Sandoval acknowledges a guest in the gallery during his State of the State address in a joint meeting of the Nevada Assembly inside the Legislature building Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, on the capital grounds in Carson City.
    From mining industry to brothels, businesses dissecting Sandoval’s revenue plan
    March 17, 2015
    Talk of tax season is ripe in the Nevada Legislature, but the chatter has nothing to do with April 15th. Gov. Brian Sandoval will lobby for his business license fee on Wednesday in the Senate’s revenue committee. The fee, an existing tax the Sandoval administration has reconfigured, would levy the key fiscal component of ...
  • Rosemary Cabelo uses a computer at a public library to access the Affordable Health Care Act website in San Antonio. Health care workers and officials in Texas on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, rushed to sign people up for insurance plans.
    Obama administration: 16.4M have gained health insurance
    March 16, 2015
    More than 16 million Americans have gained coverage since President Barack Obama's health care law took effect five years ago ...
  • Marijuana plants grow inside the Coy W. Waller Laboratory Complex at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Last year, the National Institute on Drug Abuse paid the university nearly $847,000 to produce and distribute the drug, which is used mainly for research.
    Lawmaker introduces industrial marijuana farming bill
    March 16, 2015
    A Nevada lawmaker is introducing a bill that would allow industrial marijuana farming ...
  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a university conference sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative at the University of Miami on Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Coral Gables, Fla.
    In early states like Nevada, Clinton plans to run hard
    March 16, 2015
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to run a primary campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination focused on the four traditional early-to-vote states, forgoing the chance to parlay her dominant position into an early start in the swing states key to the general election. Data-driven grassroots organizing in states such ...
  • Bill aims to curb payday loan abuses, warn borrowers
    March 16, 2015
    Nevada lawmakers considered a bill Monday that aims to curb predatory short-term lending by better disclosing the rates and risks of payday loans. Republican Sen. Michael Roberson is sponsoring SB242, which would enact the ...
  • Nevada Assembly members applaud Republican John Hambrick after he was voted speaker during the opening session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.
    Republicans take on trial lawyers
    March 16, 2015
    Trial lawyers are coming under fire this legislative session as never before, a faceoff many say has been long in the making. There are at least 15 proposals that proponents say will decrease the number of ...
  • Voters sign in for the Republican presidential caucus at Green Valley High School in Henderson on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.
    Bill would give Nevada first-in-nation presidential primary
    March 13, 2015
    When it comes to presidential politics, it’s not enough for some Nevada politicos to be first in the West: A bill proposed today in the state Legislature would move ...
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