Nevada state government
EXPLAINER: Nevada leaders hope program limits evictions
By Sam Metz Jun. 25, 2021 02:49 PM EDT
Most Nevada workplaces can relax sanitation procedures
Jun. 24, 2021 07:29 PM EDT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The state agency that oversees workplace safety is relaxing guidelines for businesses, allowing them to wipe down most surfaces with...
One Nevada church settles, other pressing COVID-19 lawsuit
By Scott Sonner Jun. 23, 2021 04:43 PM EDT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state has agreed to pay $175,000 in legal fees to settle a lawsuit with a rural Nevada church over COVID-19 capacity caps on religious...
Nevada lawmakers OK spending federal relief funds
By Sam Metz Jun. 22, 2021 04:44 PM EDT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers approved the transfer of $2.7 billion in federal coronavirus relief to a state account on Tuesday, paving the way for...
Nevada to offer $5M in cash prizes to boost vaccine effort
By Ken Ritter And Sam Metz Jun. 17, 2021 06:11 PM EDT
The Latest: Nevada to disburse $5 million in vaccine effort
By The Associated Press Jun. 17, 2021 02:27 AM EDT
Nevada man present at insurrection announces governor bid
By Sam Metz Jun. 15, 2021 06:34 PM EDT
Nevada governor signs law to automatically send mail ballots
Jun. 11, 2021 07:53 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed into law Friday a measure requiring mail-in ballots to be automatically sent to active voters in future...
GOP chair expects former Nevada AG Laxalt to run for Senate
By Michelle L. Price And Steve Peoples Jun. 07, 2021 04:49 PM EDT
Nevada governor 'optimistic' after legislative session ends
By Sam Metz Jun. 02, 2021 05:47 PM EDT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak said he's proud of what Nevada lawmakers accomplished during the legislative session that ended this week and...
GOP candidate for governor Lee makes pitch to Republicans
By Michelle L. Price Jun. 01, 2021 08:06 PM EDT
After decades-long fight, Nevada lawmakers raise mining tax
By Sam Metz May. 31, 2021 11:27 PM EDT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In a state that produces more gold than all but four countries, lawmakers voted to reform how the state taxes the mining industry,...
Negotiations revive education debates in Nevada statehouse
By Sam Metz May. 31, 2021 08:39 PM EDT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A mining tax proposal introduced in the Nevada statehouse has revived longstanding debates about charter schools and tax credits that...
Nevada governor lifts ban on Uber, Lyft surge pricing
May. 28, 2021 10:04 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Uber and Lyft will be able to resume surge pricing in Las Vegas and the rest of Nevada after Gov. Steve Sisolak late Friday ended a ban meant...
Lawmakers hurtle toward end of session, key bills unresolved
By Sam Metz May. 26, 2021 06:02 PM EDT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A proposal to create a state-based public health insurance option has yet to be heard by the state Assembly. A plan to move up Nevada...
Lawmakers focus on justice reform, guns as session wanes
By Sam Metz May. 21, 2021 11:21 PM EDT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers passed hundreds of bills this week to reform the criminal justice system, boost funding for K-12 schools and ban ...
Nevada unemployment rate continues improving, drops to 8%
May. 21, 2021 01:18 PM EDT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's unemployment rate is continuing to improve after the pandemic battered the state's tourist-dependent economy. ...
Nevada Republicans punished for defying statehouse mask rule
By Sam Metz May. 20, 2021 09:16 PM EDT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Long-simmering disputes over coronavirus restrictions in the Nevada statehouse boiled over on Thursday when the Democratic majority...
Unions want priority rehiring of workers as Nevada reopens
By Sam Metz May. 18, 2021 06:44 PM EDT
GOP candidate for Nevada governor tests positive for virus
May. 18, 2021 12:53 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican candidate for governor John Lee has tested positive for COVID-19. The North Las Vegas mayor made the...