Latest Nevada state government News

Nevada says Tesla's possible tax breaks stay secret, for now

Feb. 01, 2023 21:59 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The details of any potential tax breaks for Tesla's $3.6 billion expansion of its Nevada factory will remain secret until late February, under a nondisclosure agreement that state officials signed with the electric carmaker. The governor's economic development...

Murder trial date postponed in Vegas journalist slaying case

Feb. 01, 2023 18:46 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — With a crucial question yet to be decided by the state Supreme Court, a Nevada judge on Wednesday postponed a murder trial for a former Las Vegas-area elected official accused of killing a veteran investigative journalist who wrote articles critical of him and his office. ...

NV-Nevada News Digest

Feb. 01, 2023 14:53 PM EST

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up for select Nevada stories. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s complete coverage of Nevada and the rest of the world, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should...

'Dances With Wolves' actor arrested in Nevada sex abuse case

Jan. 31, 2023 22:42 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police on Tuesday arrested and raided the home of a former “Dances With Wolves” actor turned alleged cult leader accused of sexually assaulting young Indigenous girls during a period spanning two decades, according to police records obtained by The Associated...

Justices weigh effort to balance Washington state's tax code

Jan. 26, 2023 14:54 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — An effort to balance what is considered the nation's most regressive state tax code came before the Washington Supreme Court on Thursday, with justices hearing arguments about whether they should overturn a prohibition on income taxes that dates to the 1930s. ...

Judge: Slain reporter sources issue for high court to decide

Jan. 26, 2023 01:16 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge decided Wednesday not to punish Las Vegas police for taking an initial look at a slain investigative journalist’s cellphone after he was killed in September, and said it is up to the state Supreme Court to decide whether a thorough review by homicide detectives...

Report: Grow house hid unregistered weed plants during audit

Jan. 25, 2023 22:19 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state board charged with overseeing Nevada’s booming marijuana industry suspended the license of a cannabis grow house near Las Vegas on Tuesday after inspectors said they found unregistered plants at the facility that pose an “immediate threat to public health and safety."...

Nevada governor touts education investment, suspends gas tax

Jan. 24, 2023 15:00 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo said Monday he wants to cut business taxes, suspend the state gasoline tax for a year, make the single biggest investment in education in Nevada history and use the budget surplus to proposal fiscal savings. The Republican also...

Ex-Las Vegas judge who resigned to settle ethics probe dies

Jan. 22, 2023 10:49 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas judge who resigned from her elected position in 2021 to settle a state ethics and discipline investigation has died, according to authorities. The Clark County coroner’s office confirmed Saturday that Melanie Andress Tobiasson, 55, died Friday...

State lawmakers propose power grid protections after attacks

Jan. 22, 2023 07:36 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When gunshots at two electrical substations cut power to thousands of central North Carolina homes for several days in early December, Republican state Rep. Ben Moss watched his vibrant district full of family farms, small businesses and sprawling golf courses become “a...