Latest Nevada state government News

Victims of violent crime drive legislative change to state programs, pushing against barriers to aid

May. 31, 2023 00:57 AM EDT

Vanessa Martinez was finishing preparations for her daughter’s second birthday in September 2021 when her ex-boyfriend broke into her Mesa, Arizona, condo and shot her in the head as she frantically tried to shield their three young children. Doctors had to remove a third of her...

Economic boost or big business hand-out? Nevada lawmakers consider A's stadium financing

May. 30, 2023 02:36 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers questioned whether a proposal to subsidize a new MLB stadium with tax credits and bonds would further boost Las Vegas’ economy, or serve as a handout for a big business that could strain government resources. In a committee hearing on...

Partisan split over Nevada budget threatens sports stadium, film tax credit

May. 25, 2023 20:04 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s Republican governor and Democratic-majority Legislature drew battle lines Thursday for a fight over policy priorities with less than two weeks until the session ends. Gov. Joe Lombardo issued a terse five-point ultimatum and declared he “will...

Here are all of the abortion debates happening this week in US courts and statehouses

May. 24, 2023 09:38 AM EDT

Lawmakers in South Carolina passed an abortion ban while a judge in Montana was weighing restrictions there in the latest developments in the shifting landscape of law since the U.S. Supreme Court last year overturned Roe v. Wade and the nationwide right to abortion. Here's what to...

Nevada gov. vetoes gun-control bills, threatens to ax proposed state budget

May. 17, 2023 20:46 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo vetoed a trio of gun-control bills Wednesday while his office threatened to ax the state budget if his priorities aren't addressed, in the strongest conflict yet for Nevada’s split-party government. It’s a combative shift...

Nevada secures $152 million opioid settlement with pharmacy chain CVS

May. 16, 2023 17:32 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada and pharmacy chain CVS have reached a nearly $152 million settlement to be paid over the next decade to end a lawsuit over opioid claims, state Attorney General Aaron Ford announced Tuesday. “CVS negotiated in good faith,” Ford said at a news...

Private detective appeals to Nevada Supreme court in Reno mayor's lawsuit over GPS tracking device

May. 12, 2023 23:25 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A private investigator who used GPS devices to secretly track the vehicles of Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve and a county commissioner ahead of the 2002 election asked the Nevada Supreme Court late Friday to overturn a judge's order that he identify the client who hired him. ...

Nevada advances proposal to enshrine abortion rights into state constitution

May. 10, 2023 16:58 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers on Wednesday passed a joint resolution that would codify reproductive rights — including already-existing abortion access up to 24 weeks — into the state constitution. The state Assembly approved of the measure 28 to 14 along party...

Chasing Horse asks Nevada high court to toss sex abuse case

May. 09, 2023 22:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A “Dances With Wolves” actor charged with sexually abusing Indigenous women and girls for more than a decade has asked Nevada's high court to toss his sweeping indictment in state court. Nathan Chasing Horse and his lawyers have argued that his accusers wanted...

State police to end 24/7 coverage in Reno amid high turnover

May. 05, 2023 17:45 PM EDT

Truck driver Kim Santiago’s delivery routes between Utah and California routinely take him through Reno, Nevada, while most people are still asleep. After countless trips through northern Nevada, Santiago is now likely to find himself traveling on Reno's highways during a gap in...