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June 23, 2017

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    Gov. Brian Sandoval, center right, lets President Donald Trump walk by to sign the Education Federalism Executive Order during a federalism event with governors in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Also pictured is Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, second from right, and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, right.

    Sandoval wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill
    June 23, 2017
    Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to ...
  • Assemblyman Chris Brooks, D-Las Vegas, urges other elected officials to  continue to promote Nevada's clean energy industry as Nevada Conservation League Executive Director Andy Maggi, left, and Bombard Renewable Energy solar project manager Deidre Radford, right, look on at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, on June 22, 2017.
    Nevada’s clean energy advocates hope to build momentum in D.C.
    June 23, 2017
    After several bills promoting clean energy were signed into law by Gov. Brian Sandoval after the 2017 Nevada Legislature, advocates are calling for state leaders to ...
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Sheldon Adelson, attends the Republican Jewish Coalition annual leadership meeting, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
    GOP health bill could slash Adelson's tax bill by more than $40 million
    June 23, 2017
    A Business Insider analysis of the report determined that Adelson could see his tax bill decline by about $43.5 million in 2017 if the AHCA is passed and the tax effect is ...
  • Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, left, asks a question as committee chairman Steve Hill,  executive director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, looks on during a Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting at UNLV Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.
    Steve Sisolak announces he's running for governor
    June 22, 2017
    A Southern Nevada lawmaker who heads the elected body that covers the Las Vegas Strip said Thursday he's running as a Democrat for governor in November 2018. "I'm in," Steve Sisolak said Thursday by telephone following a meeting with ...
  • Sen. Dean Heller answers a question during a town hall at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, April 17, 2107. Heller co-hosted the two-hour event with Rep. Mark Amodei, another Nevada Republican.
    Heller has concerns about GOP health bill, no definite stance
    June 22, 2017
    Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller said he has serious concerns about how the GOP's latest proposal to overhaul federal health law would impact hundreds of thousands of Nevadans who ...
  • Small Business Administration chief Linda McMahon visits Las Vegas on june 20, 2017, as part of her SBA Ignite Tour.
    SBA chief’s WWE experience prepared her for Washington
    June 21, 2017
    Linda McMahon knows how to navigate daily drama and shifting storylines at work. In fact, she built a billion-dollar global business that sells both as fun. Running World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) prepared her well for the maelstrom of politics in the era of President Donald Trump, her good friend who appointed her as administrator of the federal Small Business Administration. Here are excerpts of the conversation with the Las Vegas Sun: ...
  • Sen. Dean Heller answers a question during a town hall at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, April 17, 2107. Heller co-hosted the two-hour event with Rep. Mark Amodei, another Nevada Republican.
    Heller in spotlight as Senate Republicans work toward vote on Obamacare repeal
    June 21, 2017
    The state where the first Republican governor in the country expanded Medicaid under Obamacare may be able to temper GOP efforts to repeal the health care law. It’s unclear that Senate Republicans, who have been criticized for a lack of transparency in health care discussions that have been taking place behind closed doors, will have a bill ready before ...
  • CD3 candidate Jacky Rosen speaks during a press conference by the Nevada State Democratic Party in Las Vegas, Nev. on June 15, 2016.
    Rosen says she will run to challenge Heller for Senate seat
    June 20, 2017
    Nevada Rep. Jacky Rosen said Wednesday she will seek the Democratic nomination to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller in ...
  • Dan Shaw takes helm as Ward 2 Henderson councilman
    June 20, 2017
    Henderson City Council on Tuesday night appointed Dan Shaw to its (very briefly) vacant Ward 2 seat ...
  • Newly elected Henderson Mayor Debra Marsh addresses the audience after being sworn in during a special City Council meeting at Henderson City Hall, Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
    Just sworn in, new mayor Debra March off and running in Henderson
    June 20, 2017
    Debra March is wasting no time getting started as Henderson’s new mayor. Just minutes after taking the official oath and being sworn in during a special meeting of City Council, she unveiled ...
  • Clark County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow speaks during the grand opening of MGM Resorts International's T-Mobile Arena Wednesday, April 6, 2016.
    Mary Beth Scow stepping down from spot on County Commission
    June 20, 2017
    Scow was first elected to the County Commission in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014. She previously served for three terms on the Clark County School District ..
  • Gov. Brian Sandoval talks to reporters before signing a series of budget bills while flanked by legislative leaders Monday, June 5, 2017, in Carson City. From left, Assembly Minority Leader Paul Anderson, R-Las Vegas; Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson, D-Las Vegas; and Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford, D-Las Vegas.
    Sandoval’s 2017 veto count second-highest in Nevada history
    June 20, 2017
    Gov. Brian Sandoval has vetoed 41 bills this year, a number topped only by the 48 issued by Gov. Jim Gibbons in 2009.
  • From left: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) during a meeting with Republican congressional leaders, at the White House in Washington, June 6, 2017. Trump threatens to upend the post-World War II foreign policy order, but Congress is working to ensure that American foreign policy remains rooted in the trans-Atlantic alliance against traditional rivals like Russia.
    World leaders wary of Trump may have an ally: Congress
    June 20, 2017
    President Donald Trump threatens to upend the post-World War II foreign policy order, but Congress is working to ensure that U.S. foreign policy remains ...
  • Gov. Brian Sandoval waits for President Donald Trump to arrive for a federalism event with governors in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
    Sandoval vetoes bill to open 'Medicaid for all'
    June 17, 2017
    Gov. Brian Sandoval is nixing a Democratic bill to become the first state to further expand Medicaid by opening the government-subsidized health care program to ...
  • President Donald Trump walks from Marine One to board Air Force One for a trip to Miami to deliver a speech on Cuba policy, Friday, June 16, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
    Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy
    June 17, 2017
    President Donald Trump's decision to reverse some Obama-era Cuba policies landed with a thud among many congressional Republicans who say the new approach surrenders ...
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