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Special Session 2008

Gov. Jim Gibbons says he has faced a "perfect storm" of crises during his term as governor, and his administration has handled them "remarkably well."

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Gov. Jim Gibbons says he has faced a "perfect storm" of crises during his term as governor, and his administration has handled them "remarkably well."

According to Nevada historians, Gov. Jim Gibbons' call for an off-year special session to address the state's budget shortfall was unprecedented.

The governor, in the midst of personal and political crisis, called legislators to Carson City to cut more out of Nevada’s ailing budget.

And after 12 hours, the session ended. An agreement forged by Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley and Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio passed both houses, and was forwarded to the governor, who has indicated he will sign them into law.

Archive highlights

Where Gibbons, Buckley and Raggio stand, as of today

Sun, Jun 22, 2008

Upheaval in the capital last Friday as the state’s Economic Forum crunched some more ugly numbers and the governor decided to delay a special session until this Friday.

Target still vague as special session looms

Fri, Jun 20, 2008

What in the name of Pythagoras is going on? Nevada lawmakers — facing next week’s special session — need to repair the state budget by cutting it. But, as of ...

As troubles mount, Gibbons disengages

Sun, Jun 15, 2008

Gov. Jim Gibbons called an emergency budget meeting with elected officials last week, but he and his staff failed to notify key legislators, who learned of it from media reports.

What gets cut?

Sat, Jun 14, 2008

Gov. Jim Gibbons’ call for a special legislative session is unprecedented in the history of the state, according to Nevada historians. This is the first time, historians say, that an ...

All stories

DUI trial for Nevada assemblyman is pushed back to July

Wed, Jun 17, 2015

A Carson City judge has set a late July trial date for a Nevada assemblyman who was charged with driving under the influence and possessing a firearm while intoxicated ...

Sandoval vetoes career-low 7 bills, including sex offender measure

Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed a career-low seven bills that passed the Republican-controlled Legislature, including measures aimed at breaking up a tiny Nevada town and changing rules on ...

Switch could file lawsuit over denial to leave NV Energy

Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Days after regulators denied its attempt to buy and generate power without NV Energy, a Las Vegas tech company has signaled it may file a lawsuit against the Public Utilities ...

5 bills that passed in the Legislature that will affect local governments

Mon, Jun 15, 2015

With the 2015 Legislature in the books, local governments and agencies are beginning to take stock of how they’ll be affected by new laws. Here’s a look at several issues ...

Prospect of School District breakup muddies construction financing

Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Financing for new schools is on shaky ground after Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill into law Thursday to break up the Clark County School District. The district ...

Sandoval signs bill funding Northern Nevada Veterans Home

Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed several bills aimed at helping veterans, including one that provides $14 million to build a Northern Nevada Veterans Home. Sandoval held a ceremony Friday at ...

Yuman linking Las Vegas to Broadway with Estefan musical; ‘Frank’ to run through Frank’s 100th birthday

Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Las Vegas meets Broadway by way of Chicago in the current run of “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan.” Co-producing the show is Las Vegas entertainment ...

With Sandoval opting against Senate run, how will GOP’s power structure change?

Fri, Jun 12, 2015

When Gov. Brian Sandoval revealed recently he would forego a run for Senate, the announcement ended a year of speculation about his political future but triggered ...

Regulators seek fast-track status to draft Uber rules

Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Nevada transportation regulators say they'll seek to fast-track regulations for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft. Members of the Nevada Transportation Authority voted 2-1 on Thursday to ...

Sandoval signs bill sending $27 million to UNLV medical school

Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill Thursday that authorizes $27 million for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, a project that could take a bite out of ...

Sandoval vetoes bills on sex offender law, dissolving Ely

Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Gov. Brian Sandoval's veto total is up to six after he rejected measures about dissolving the City of Ely and changing rules on sex offender registration. The Republican governor opted ...

Gov. Sandoval signs major tax bill, vetoes 3 other measures

Wed, Jun 10, 2015

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a major bill that's the cornerstone of his plan to raise or extend $1.1 billion in taxes over two years, mostly to fund sweeping ...

Sandoval vetoes bills limiting suits over defective products

Wed, Jun 10, 2015

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval rejected two bills that would have restricted lawsuits over defective products and another that would have relaxed regulations for taxi and limo companies seeking to enter ...

Still buzzing: Why energy debates will be hot this summer in Nevada

Wed, Jun 10, 2015

The 2015 Nevada legislative session is over, but debates on solar and wind power, NV Energy and Western power production are as alive as ever. There’s little doubt regulators will ...

Tesla in line for $15 million in California tax credits

Mon, Jun 8, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is proposing a $15 million tax credit to electric vehicle-maker Tesla Motors after California lost out in a heated bidding war for ...

Videos

Face to Face: Advantage: Gibbons?
Face to Face: Advantage: Gibbons?
Projections from the Economic Forum reinforce Gov. Jim Gibbons' contention the state faces its worst ...
Face to Face: Session Guessing
Face to Face: Session Guessing
Gov. Jim Gibbons (Nevada-R) says the state is facing its worst fiscal crisis ever. But, ...
Face to Face: Utter Fantasy?
Face to Face: Utter Fantasy?
Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley (Clark County-D) says projections of an additional $260 million budget deficit ...
Face to Face: Budget Crisis
Face to Face: Budget Crisis
Can lawmakers ignore the governor's questionable motives for calling them to Carson City and reach ...

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