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Cy Ryan

Carson City Bureau Chief

Cy has been a reporter at the state capitol in Carson City for a half-century. He has reported on nine governors. He has worked for the Sun 21 years.

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Legislation approved to trim power of university regents
Thursday, May 25, 2017
By an 18-2 vote, the Nevada Senate Thursday approved a proposed constitutional amendment to trim the power of the university’s Board of Regents ...
Trial ordered to determine if Strip performer’s rights violated
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
A federal appeals court has ordered a trial to determine if constitutional rights were violated in the arrest of a woman ...
Marijuana bill calls for video feeds from dispensaries to police
Monday, May 22, 2017
An omnibus bill setting up the regulation of legal marijuana programs in Nevada would require dispensaries to have a video system connected to ...
Two additional building projects approved for Southern Nevada
Saturday, May 20, 2017
The Senate and Assembly budget committees have agreed to start planning for additional buildings at the College of Southern Nevada and the Nevada State College both located in Clark County. ...
Education funding approved by Senate and Assembly committees
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposal to move$63.6 million in new marijuana taxes to public schools was approved by the Senate and Assembly budget committees Saturday in a major move towards legislative adjournment in two weeks. ...
Nevada minimum wage legislation headed to Senate floor
Friday, May 19, 2017
A proposed constitutional amendment to raise Nevada’s minimum wage to $9 an hour beginning in 2022 has been approved by ...
Subcommittee OKs $346.2 million building program
Friday, May 19, 2017
A legislative budget subcommittee today gave preliminary approval to a $346.2 million building program for the next two years that includes ...
Bill allowing release of elderly prisoners goes to governor
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Nevada Assembly today gave final approval to a bill to release nonviolent elderly inmates from prison to serve the remainder of their sentences at home. The vote was 32-10, and the bill now ...
Subcommittee OKs $5.6 billion for Nevada public schools
Thursday, May 18, 2017
A budget subcommittee has approved a tentative budget of more than $5.6 billion to support Nevada’s public schools for the next two years, giving ...
State Senate approves bill to increase Nevada minimum wage
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Senate has approved a bill to raise the minimum wage in Nevada and legislation to open the door for annual sessions of ...
Nevada unemployment rate falls to 4.7 percent in April
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Nevada’s unemployment rate inched down to 4.7 percent in April, with strong job gains in the construction and leisure and hospitality sectors.
The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported ...
Sticking points remain with bill to pump water from rural Nevada
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Facing strong opposition from rural interests, the Southern Nevada Water Authority is retreating somewhat on a bill to change Nevada’s water law ...
Measures on tampons, diapers pass the Senate
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The Senate has passed a bill to give the Nevada Commission on Women more duties to promote equality in the state ...
Committee approves $180 million in bonds to complete Project Neon
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
A budget subcommittee has authorized the Nevada Department of Transportation to sell $180 million in bonds to ...
Committee OKs tax exemption for feminine products
Monday, May 15, 2017
Sales tax would be exempted on the purchase of feminine hygiene products under a bill unanimously approved today by ...
Nevada tax revenue projection up $95.7 million from initial estimate
Monday, May 1, 2017
A growing state economy will produce $95.7 million more in taxes for the Nevada Legislature to spend in the next two years. The Economic Forum of financial experts ...
Senate Democrats push through family planning bill
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Senate Democrats have pushed through a bill for the state to establish a family planning program that would allow ...
Senate bill sets limits on recreational marijuana use
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The state Senate today approved bills barring recreational marijuana in candy and prohibiting its ...
Unemployment in Las Vegas area falls to 4.8 percent
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
More jobs in construction and the casino-entertainment industry helped lower unemployment in the Las Vegas area to 4.8 percent in March, down from ...
Senate passes bill to encourage solar, electric car charging stations
Friday, April 21, 2017
The state Senate has approved a bill to help install solar energy systems for low-income people and promote building energy stations to ...
Senate OKs bill increasing auto insurance coverage
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Despite complaints that motorists would be hit with higher premiums, the Senate has approved a bill requiring car owners to carry more insurance coverage.
Senate Bill 308, approved by a 16-5 vote today, calls for motorists to have insurance coverage of ...
Nevada unemployment down in March to 4.8 percent
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Nevada’s unemployment rate declined to 4.8 percent in March with an estimated 67,600 out of work or 8,400 less than in February ...
State prisoner dies at Carson City medical facility
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
A 74-year-old prison inmate from Clark County convicted of attempted sexual assault on a minor has died at a medical facility, according to ...
Nevada Senate approves variety of bills
Monday, April 17, 2017
The Senate Monday approved a variety of bills ranging from restoring civil rights to felons, to allowing mayors to perform weddings and to make license plates supporting ...
Audit finds glitches in Nevada medical marijuana program
Monday, April 17, 2017
A legislative audit of Nevada’s medical marijuana program found people with criminal backgrounds were able to purchase the drug and nondoctors were able to authorize program applicants to ...
Commission picks nominees for open judgeships
Friday, April 14, 2017
Six Las Vegas attorneys have been nominated by the Nevada Judicial Selection Commission to replace two retiring Clark County District Court judges.
The commission chose Terrance A. Coffing, 52, Tierra D. Jones, 35, and ...
Committee clears bills just ahead of do-or-die deadline
Friday, April 14, 2017
Bills involving subjects from energy to the importing of elephant tusks cleared the Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy today.
The committee approved about 40 bills to meet ...
Nevada Senate committee passes marijuana packing bill
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The Nevada Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill to prohibit the sale of marijuana in any form that appears to be ...
Colorado River named most endangered river in nation
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The lower Colorado River, which supplies water to Las Vegas, Arizona and California, has been named the most endangered river in the nation by ...
Court orders hearing in 1999 slaying case
Monday, April 10, 2017
A federal appeals court has ruled that a Las Vegas man convicted of killing a rival gang member didn’t ...
Family planning bill clears Nevada Senate committee
Monday, April 10, 2017
The Nevada Senate Finance Committee has approved creating a fund to provide family planning services, but it doesn’t allocate ...
Bill mandating paid sick leave clears Senate committee
Friday, April 7, 2017
A bill requiring business to give paid sick leave to employees was approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy along ...
Bill would limit prisons’ use of solitary confinement
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Some Nevada prison inmates have been confined in solitary confinement for 20 years or more without getting a disciplinary hearing, an ACLU spokeswoman said today.
Holly Welborn of the ACLU told the Senate Judiciary Committee that ...
Court says AG’s Office not entitled to appear in criminal case
Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Nevada Supreme Court issued a ruling today that limits the power of the state Attorney General’s Office in criminal cases where ...
Nevada assemblywoman proposes family planning program
Monday, April 3, 2017
A Las Vegas assemblywoman is calling for the state to establish a family planning program. Assemblywoman Yvanna Cancela told the Senate Finance Committee today that ...
Solar users get extra time to apply for lower rates
Friday, March 31, 2017
The state Public Utilities Commission has given 5,528 people who installed or applied for rooftop solar units ...
Court denies Cliven Bundy’s petition for different attorney
Friday, March 31, 2017
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a petition by Cliven Bundy to hire an out-of-state lawyer to represent him at his Las Vegas trial over a standoff with federal agents near his ranch in 2014.
Bundy wanted Larry Klayman as his attorney, but District Court Judge Gloria Navarro denied ...
California company fined $20,000 over alleged escrow violations
Friday, March 31, 2017
A California company has agreed to pay a $20,000 fine for operating an escrow business in Nevada last year without a license.
The state Division of Mortgage Lending said ...
Taxable sales in Nevada up 11.8 percent in January
Friday, March 31, 2017
Business was strong in Nevada in January.
The state Department of Taxation reported Thursday that taxable sales rose ...
Sick-leave bill appears headed for passage
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
A bill mandating that employees earn at least three days of paid sick leave a year appears headed for approval, despite opposition from the chambers of ...
Senate OKs bill on organ, tissue donation
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Nevada Senate today unanimously approved a bill that could save lives. The measure requires instruction in ...
Light rail bill passes Senate Transportation Committee
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Senate Transportation Committee has approved a bill to allow Southern Nevada to start planning and possible financing for a light rail system in Clark County.
“This is a major priority for Southern Nevada,” Committee Chairman Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas, said, referring to ...
Boulder City Council found in violation of open meeting law
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Boulder City Council ran afoul of Nevada’s open meeting law in hiring its finance director last year, the state Attorney General’s Office said Monday.
The legal opinion said Mayor Rod Woodbury and ...
Another call for annual legislative sessions emerges
Monday, March 27, 2017
Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, hopes that the third time is a charm ...
Nevada Assembly passes Equal Rights Amendment
Monday, March 20, 2017
With women crowding the galleries, the Nevada Assembly approved the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution along a party line vote.
In the audience today was former Lt. Gov. Sue Wagner, who was ...
Group seeks more money to treat problem gamblers
Monday, March 20, 2017
The number of slot machines has been declining in Nevada, and that has hurt a fund to provide treatment of problem gamblers.
Anthony Cabot, representing the Commission on Problem Gambling, asked the ...
State Supreme Court orders minimum-wage dispute sent back to District Court
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that the District Court in Las Vegas should decide whether Western Cab Co. is failing to pay its drivers the minimum wage.
The court noted the Nevada Constitutions guarantees ...
Bills impact Nevada military families, veterans groups
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Gov. Brian Sandoval today signed three bills impacting Nevada military families and veterans groups.
The bills passed the Legislature without ...
Governor not saying if he will sign motor voter petition
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Gov. Brian Sandoval is not saying whether he will sign the motor voter petition that passed the ...
Unemployment in Las Vegas inches up in January
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The Las Vegas area jobless rate inched up to 5.1 percent in January, compared to the 5 percent in December, the state Department of ...

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