Latest Nevada state government News

GOP firebrand Michele Fiore enters Nevada governor's race

Oct. 19, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Las Vegas city councilwoman who gained national attention for her support of militiamen who clashed with federal law officers during armed standoffs last decade said Tuesday she is running for governor of Nevada. Republican Michele Fiore...

Embattled Nevada Democrats outraise midterm election foes

Oct. 18, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada politicians are loading their campaign coffers with millions in contributions in preparation for next year's midterm elections, setting the stage for a costly election year with advertising bombarding television, radio, social media and mailboxes. ...

Nevada governor suffers minor injuries in weekend car crash

Oct. 18, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak was involved in a weekend vehicle crash while he was driving in a Las Vegas suburb and was resting at home Monday after suffering minor injuries, officials said. The two vehicle-crash at an intersection in the suburban...

Witness: Giuliani associate never delivered campaign funds

Oct. 15, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt testified at a trial Friday, describing how his enthusiastic pursuit of big contributions from a Rudy Giuliani associate he met at a Trump hotel during his 2018 run for governor ended with a $10,000 check he had to reject. ...

Nevada election official to keep tax measures on 2022 ballot

Oct. 12, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's top election official is challenging the status of two ballot measures that the state's largest teacher’s union promised to withdraw after successfully using them as bargaining chips and pressuring legislators to boost education funding. ...

New charges against accused killer of four in Nevada in 2019

Oct. 11, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Douglas County’s district attorney filed a criminal complaint Monday accusing a Salvadoran immigrant of killing two women in Gardnerville after the Nevada Supreme Court ruled he can't be tried for those crimes simultaneously in Washoe County where he is accused of...

State Sen. Ben Kieckhefer resigns from Nevada Legislature

Oct. 08, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican State Sen. Ben Kieckhefer of Reno announced Friday that he has resigned from the Nevada Legislature. Kieckhefer announced on Twitter that he submitted his resignation to Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday. He said he was...

Togliatti appointed to Gaming Commission as 1st female chair

Oct. 08, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed former Judge Jennifer Togliatti and state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer to the Nevada Gaming Commission on Friday, in a move that will give the powerful five-member gambling regulatory panel its first female chair. Togliatti,...

Nevada lawmakers plan for once-in-a-decade redistricting

Oct. 07, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers tasked with planning for the state's redistricting and reapportionment process convened for the first time on Thursday and designed a plan to seek public input and use mapping tools to redraw the state's political maps. The...

Governor: FEMA teams helped Vegas-area get-the vaccine push

Oct. 07, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A decrease in COVID-19 case rates and increase in vaccinations can be credited to a nearly two-month effort led by federal emergency management “surge teams” in parts of Las Vegas, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday. Test positivity, a key...