Latest Nevada State Legislature News

Rural Nevada residents file lawsuit against new district map

Nov. 26, 2021 17:38 PM EST

Residents of a rural, Republican-leaning town that the Nevada Legislature split into two Assembly districts filed a lawsuit challenging the state's district maps. John Koenig and Gregory Hafen II, a Republican who represents Pahrump in the Statehouse, argued that the maps...

Sparks Democrat Julia Ratti resigns from Nevada Senate

Nov. 20, 2021 13:48 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Julia Ratti of Sparks has resigned from the Legislature. Ratti said Friday on Twitter that she was stepping down immediately because her family is moving out of her district and because she wants to simplify her life and focus on...

Nevada approves district maps that bolster Democrats’ edge

Nov. 16, 2021 21:16 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak approved redrawn district maps on Tuesday that account for a decades-worth of population growth and shore up Democrats' voter registration advantage in statehouse districts and two congressional battlegrounds. The newly...

Nevada revises redistricting maps to reallocate more inmates

Nov. 15, 2021 19:25 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers revised redistricting maps on Monday to count hundreds of residents at their pre-incarceration addresses rather than at the prisons where they were counted during the 2020 census. The reallocation forced lawmakers to revise...

Progressives say Nevada redistricting maps split Latino vote

Nov. 13, 2021 21:04 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A congressional district map that would bolster Democrats' advantage in Nevada swing districts is angering progressives who argue in the process it dilutes minority voting power by splitting Latinos across three districts. The map proposed by...

Nevada lawmakers begin redrawing state's political maps

Nov. 12, 2021 21:57 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Frustrations from Republicans and progressive organizers alike slowly surfaced Friday as Nevada lawmakers began the once-a-decade process of redrawing the state's political maps. The state's Democratic-controlled Legislature introduced new bills...

Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson nominated to be US Attorney

Nov. 12, 2021 19:52 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration on Friday nominated Nevada Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson to serve as U.S. Attorney in the state. Frierson, who has worked as a public defender and local prosecutor when not in the statehouse, is among 37...

Nevada schedules special session to redraw political maps

Nov. 11, 2021 19:22 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers will convene for a special session on Friday to redraw congressional and state legislative districts based on population shifts and growth, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday. The Democratic-controlled Legislature’s...

Reno Republican Don Tatro appointed to Nevada Senate

Nov. 10, 2021 16:18 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Local officials in northern Nevada on Wednesday appointed Reno Republican Donald Tatro to replace former Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, who resigned last month to accept an appointment to the Nevada Gaming Commission. Tatro, a mortgage lender who in the...

Asian Americans push for representation via redistricting

Nov. 08, 2021 22:30 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — From Hamtramck, Michigan, to Las Vegas, Nevada, activists are pushing states to ensure growing Asian American and Pacific Islander communities can be equally represented in government during the once-in-a-decade redistricting process. Asian...