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Monday, June 3, 2013
After a malfunctioning reader board threw its future into question, a bill that would create a legal medical marijuana dispensary system in Nevada passed the Assembly in a nearly party-line vote.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas, is expected to take critics head on today at the first public hearing of her proposed entertainment and admissions tax, an 8 percent levy on everything from concerts and sporting events to gym memberships and strip clubs. Chief among them is the Electric Daisy Carnival, the massive outdoor music festival that draws an estimated 345,000 attendees to Las Vegas each summer.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Following more than an hour of a riveting, emotional and personal floor debate, the Nevada Senate voted 12-9 to start the process of repealing the gay marriage ban from the state constitution.
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Monday, March 18, 2013
Nevada Assemblyman Joe Hogan, D-Las Vegas, introduced a bill to legalize and tax marijuana Monday. Under the bill, Nevadans older than 21 could legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana for recreational use and up to six marijuana plants.
Monday, Feb. 18, 2013
Sure, proposed legislation is debated both in public hearings and behind closed doors in the Legislative Building itself. But new laws are also crafted — or amended — over fine wine at Bella Fiore, martinis at Adele’s or shots of whiskey at Mo & Sluggos.
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
Campaign 2012 has been a season of twists and turns, upsets and smack downs, chaos and… well, more chaos. Here's a look at how we got here.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012
Nevada’s status in the presidential race this year perhaps could be more aptly described as a “firewall” than a “battleground.” That fact was evident in the way both Obama and Romney fit Nevada into their overall electoral vote strategy.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
If the conservative nonprofit group Americans for Prosperity is poised to be a serious player in the turnout game for Republican candidates this November, it didn’t prove itself in the primary election last week.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Harvey Whittemore once bounded through Nevada’s Legislature as the embodiment of influence — a lobbyist for casinos and other powerful interests, a lawyer, a gregarious personality and sharp mind.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
In hindsight, Republican congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian should have “put a microscope” on a 2007 land deal that went bad and has now left him and his family on the hook for a $17 million judgment, his lawyer said Wednesday.