Latest Nevada state government News

Nevada county reverses controversial vote and certifies two recounts while legal action looms

Jul. 16, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Commissioners in Nevada's second most populous county certified the results of two local recounts on Tuesday, reversing course on a controversial vote against certification that spurred legal action and put Washoe County in unchartered legal territory. The 4-1...

Nevada Supreme Court is asked to step into Washoe County fray over certification of recount results

Jul. 11, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two top officials in Nevada are asking the state Supreme Court to step into a fray over a vote earlier this week by Washoe County commissioners not to certify recount results in two local races. Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar and Attorney General Aaron Ford...

Planned Parenthood says it will spend $40 million on abortion rights ahead of November's election

Jun. 24, 2024 15:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Planned Parenthood will spend $40 million ahead of November's elections to bolster President Joe Biden and leading congressional Democrats, betting that voters angry at Republican-led efforts to further restrict access to abortion can be the difference in key races around the...

Fake elector case in Nevada dismissed over venue question, state attorney general vows appeal

Jun. 21, 2024 18:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge dismissed an indictment Friday against six Republicans accused of submitting certificates to Congress falsely declaring Donald Trump the winner of the state’s 2020 presidential election, potentially cutting from four to three the number of states with criminal...

Trump once defied the NRA to ban bump stocks. He now says he 'did nothing' to restrict guns

Jun. 14, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

Less than six years ago, then-President Donald Trump took on the influential gun lobby after the deadliest massacre in modern U.S. history. He announced that he had told the National Rifle Association that “bump stocks are gone,” arguing they “turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns.”...

Nevada voter ID initiative can appear on 2024 ballot with enough signatures, state high court says

May. 24, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An initiative that would amend the Nevada Constitution to require that voters show photo identification at the polls can appear on the 2024 ballot as long as organizers collect enough signatures, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. Organizers must gather just...

Former NFL coach Jon Gruden loses Nevada high court ruling in NFL emails lawsuit

May. 14, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former NFL coach Jon Gruden lost a Nevada Supreme Court ruling Tuesday in a contract interference and conspiracy lawsuit he filed against the league after he resigned from the Las Vegas Raiders in 2021, but his lawyer said he will appeal. A three-justice panel...

Nevada Supreme Court rejects teachers union-backed appeal to put A's public funding on '24 ballot

May. 13, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court on Monday struck down a proposed ballot initiative that would allow voters to decide whether to repeal the public funding that lawmakers approved last year for a new MLB stadium in Las Vegas. The Monday ruling dealt a blow for detractors...

140,000 people did their taxes with the free IRS direct file pilot. But program's future is unclear

Apr. 26, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS said Friday that more than 140,000 taxpayers filed their taxes through its new direct file pilot program and participants saved roughly $5.6 million in fees they would have otherwise spent with commercial tax preparation companies. The government pilot...