Latest Nevada State Legislature News

Anti-COVID mandate Nevada lawmaker to run for Congress

Jan. 04, 2022 17:40 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A state lawmaker who marched in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021, and was later censured for refusing to wear a mask in the Statehouse is running for Congress in Nevada. Annie Black, a Republican Assemblywoman from Mesquite, announced on Tuesday that she...

Harry Reid remembered as a fighter, skilled Senate dealmaker

Dec. 29, 2021 11:25 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — He was an accomplished amateur boxer who'd rather dance. But Harry Reid was fond of reminding his opponents that he knew how to fight, too. That skill took him far — from poverty in Searchlight, Nevada, to the pinnacle of the U.S. Senate. “I...

Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82

Dec. 29, 2021 00:17 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harry Reid, the former U.S. Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died. He was 82. Reid died Tuesday, “peacefully” and surrounded by friends at home in suburban Henderson, “following a courageous, four-year battle with...

Harry Reid, former Senate majority leader, dies at 82

Dec. 28, 2021 22:42 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harry Reid, the former U.S. Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died. He was 82. Reid died Tuesday, “peacefully” and surrounded by friends at home in suburban Henderson, “following a courageous, four-year battle with...

Nevada axes vaccine rule for prison staff, college students

Dec. 22, 2021 16:42 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers on Tuesday overruled two vaccination mandates passed as emergency measures by the state Board of Health earlier this year, lifting requirements on college students and state health and prison workers. In party-line votes, lawmakers on the...

Desert death traps: PVC mining markers still killing birds

Dec. 12, 2021 11:12 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada conservationists and state wildlife officials are stepping up efforts to find and destroy hollow PVC pipes that are used to mark mining claims across the West but also serve as death traps for nesting birds that get stuck inside them. The plastic pipes...

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...