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State Senator Julia Ratti speaks with Secretary of the Senate Claire Clift on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, during the third day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

Nevada Democrats shift tactics, revisit mining tax battle

Aug. 2, 2020 9:48 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers passed three resolutions on Sunday that propose changing provisions of the state Constitution that cap the amount of taxes that can be levied on the mining industry and require two-thirds majorities in the Legislature to raise taxes. Battles over how to tax mining...

Trump administration agreement gives more help to US uranium

Jul. 23, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two U.S. government agencies agreed Thursday to keep state regulators primarily in charge of regulating groundwater pollution from uranium mining in the latest move by President Donald Trump's administration to prop up the ailing industry. The agreement signed in Wyoming, the top...

Nevada passes cuts to health care, education amid pandemic

Jul. 19, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Legislature approved immense cuts to the state's health and education budgets on Sunday in an effort to rebalance the state budget amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and plummeting revenue projections. The revised budget passed through both the state Senate and...

Bill to cap mining tax break fails for 2nd time in 3 days

Jul. 19, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Even after amendments were made to address concerns, a proposal to limit mining tax deductions failed to pass the Nevada Senate on Saturday night. The proposal would have capped the deductions that Nevada mining businesses can claim to 60% of current levels. It would have exempted...

Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro speaks with reporters inside her office, during the special session of the Legislature in Carson City, Nev., Thursday, July 16, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

Mining tax proposal falls 1 vote short in special session

Jul. 17, 2020 6:13 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — After a week of mostly behind-the-scenes discussions, the Nevada Legislature’s emergency special session grew contentious Thursday during middle-of-the-night sparring over a proposal to cap tax deductions for mining businesses that stalled hours after it was introduced. The...

Facing deficits, Nevada moves to collect mining taxes early

Jul. 16, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — As they look for ways to stem a projected $1.2 billion budget shortfall, Nevada lawmakers passed a bill to require mining businesses to pre-pay their taxes based on an estimate of annual activity proceeds. A chorus of progressive activists argued that the pre-payment plan —...

A group supporting President Donald Trump stands outside the Nevada Legislature on the fourth day of the 31st Special Session in Carson City, Nev., Saturday, July 11, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent, Pool)

Nevada Legislature pumps brakes after COVID-19 case reported

Jul. 11, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers pumped the brakes on their emergency special session Saturday, a day after someone in the legislative building tested positive for COVID-19. After four days of interrogating finance officials, school districts and state agency leaders, both chambers decided to...

Wyoming regulators approve coal mine construction, permit

Jul. 8, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Environmental regulators have approved a construction of a coal mine in northern Wyoming, the state's first new coal mine in almost half a century. The Department of Environmental Quality announced Tuesday that it will issue a permit to Brook Mining Company LLC that will allow the firm...

West Va. city debuts anti-mine vehicle amid policing debate

Jun. 19, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — During a national debate about law enforcement, a police department in a tiny West Virginia city has unveiled a gift from the federal government: a massive mine-resistant vehicle. The Moundsville Police Department debuted the 2019 Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle to...

Alaska gold mine company slowly restarts drilling program

Jun. 9, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Donlin Gold announced plans to restart its drilling program as the state loosens coronavirus restrictions. The mining company said the current drilling program is its biggest in 12 years, but operations were suspended in March as the state issued health restrictions on travel and...