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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 ...

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Tax Commission approves new marijuana regulations

Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Just over six months after sales of recreational marijuana began in Nevada, the state’s Tax Commission today approved permanent regulations to govern the industry. The eight-member commission voted ...

Nevada commission to consider $27M tax refund for AT&T

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The Nevada Tax Commission will consider approving a nearly $27 million tax refund for AT&T after officials say the company paid sales and use taxes it didn't owe to the ...

South Point giving $1 million in bonuses, cites tax reform bill

Thu, Jan 4, 2018

The South Point has joined the list of businesses handing out bonuses after passage of the Trump administration’s tax reform bill. The casino released a statement today saying it was ...

Segerblom aims to boost sales tax in Clark County for education

Sat, Dec 30, 2017

“We just need to cut ourselves loose from Northern Nevada ... We have huge problems that need huge solutions, and we have people who are willing to pay to fix ...

In a complex tax bill, let the hunt for loopholes begin

Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Already, lawyers and accountants are eyeing several provisions that investors and companies could potentially exploit ...

News quiz: How much do you know about taxes and Obamacare?

Sat, Dec 23, 2017

The Republicans’ tax overhaul legislation and the government shutdown were among this week’s major news stories. How much do you know about what happened this week? Here’s ...

Tesla tax breaks topped $150M in Nevada in fiscal 2017

Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Tesla Motors Inc. enjoyed more than $150 million worth of Nevada tax breaks last fiscal year as part of the deal that brought its giant battery factory to ...

Legislature's administrative arm expands harassment rule

Tue, Dec 19, 2017

The administrative arm of Nevada's Legislature has expanded its rules for mandatory training of staff regarding its anti-harassment policy. The Legislative Commission voted unanimously today to ...

Committee OKs $7 million from victims fund for Oct. 1 shooting

Thu, Dec 7, 2017

A large number of claims stemming from the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip is putting pressure on the state’s crime victims fund. A committee of state ...

Conservative groups seeking support for tax cuts find it a hard sell

Thu, Dec 7, 2017

Conservative activist groups, celebrating what they expect is the imminent passage of a GOP tax package, now need to convince ordinary Americans that this is good for them too ...

They're leaving California for Las Vegas to find the middle-class life that eluded them

Wed, Dec 6, 2017

The rent steals so much of your paycheck, you might have to move back in with your parents, and half your life is spent staring at the rear end of ...

GOP tax plan stirs concern among UNLV grad students

Fri, Dec 1, 2017

Republicans are working to pass the nation’s first tax reform since the Reagan administration, and graduate students are worried about being taxed out of ...

Gaming revenue up slightly in wake of October shooting

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

In the first statewide numbers released since the Oct. 1 shooting, gaming revenue rose almost everywhere in Nevada except on the Las Vegas Strip, according to ...

Tax wrangling intends to sweeten gains of wealthy

Tue, Nov 28, 2017

The Republican tax bill hurtling through Congress is increasingly tilting the U.S. tax code to benefit wealthy Americans, as party leaders race to shore up wavering lawmakers who are requesting ...

Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

Sat, Nov 18, 2017

The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as ...

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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