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Oceguera: Sunsetting taxes the 'best we're going to do'
Oceguera: Sunsetting taxes the 'best we're going to do'
Thursday, May 26, 2011
After reports that Gov. Brian Sandoval will support extending sunsetting taxes, Assembly Speaker John Oceguera said it's the best they can do.
Photo: Taxis wait at
Taxis want to cement $3 credit card fee for fares
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Transportation:
Las Vegas taxis have for the past year been tacking a $3 charge onto fares paid with credit or debit cards. Now the industry wants to cement that charge into state law. The Nevada Taxicab Authority, which regulates the industry, set the $3 transaction fee based on the cost of installing credit- and debit-card readers in cabs plus a reasonable profit. Assembly Bill 351 would establish in law the authority’s ability to tack on the fee to fares.
Power bills rising to pay for energy efficiency programs
Power bills rising to pay for energy efficiency programs
Monday, May 23, 2011
Southern Nevadans will pay about 3.4 percent, or $5.29 a month, more on the average residential home bill to fund energy efficiency programs and the lost sales to NV Energy related to those efforts.
Governor tries to win over 'Sandoville' critics with doughnuts, calm responses
Governor tries to win over 'Sandoville' critics with doughnuts, calm responses
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Gov. Brian Sandoval brought doughnuts and coffee to his critics in “Sandoville” this morning, demonstrating how formidable he is in advocating for his budget.
Photo: The state capitol is seen on the third day of the
Democrats propose smaller pay cut for state, higher education employees
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Democratic lawmakers today countered Gov. Brian Sandoval's proposed 5 percent pay cut for state and higher education workers with what would amount to a 4.8 percent reduction in pay, using furlough days and a 2.5 percent cut to salaries.
Tip for local government officials: Don't poke the lawmaking bears
Friday, April 29, 2011
Some quick rules to follow if you don’t want to get screwed by the Legislature:
Lawmakers ask Eureka to step up; wonder where Clark money went
Lawmakers ask Eureka to step up; wonder where Clark money went
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Politics:
In a quest for money, lawmakers scrutinized local governments in a hearing Thursday, asking flush Eureka County to help the state and wondering where Clark County had allocated $1.5 billion from 2009 to 2010.
Sandoval bill would put teachers on one-year contracts, change layoff system
Sandoval bill would put teachers on one-year contracts, change layoff system
Saturday, April 16, 2011
An assembly committee heard Gov. Brian Sandoval’s broad education reform bill Saturday that would put all teachers on one-year contracts and require school districts to decide layoffs on a system other than seniority.
Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce: 'Additional tax revenue may be necessary'
Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce: 'Additional tax revenue may be necessary'
Friday, April 15, 2011
The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce sent a letter that says the business group could support more revenue for the state if paired with long-term government reforms.
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Bill would cap collection fees when HOA bills are past due
Friday, April 15, 2011
Collection agencies could charge up to $1,950 plus “reasonable attorney fees” on a house that’s late on its homeowner association assessment under a bill passed out of committee Friday by Senate Democrats.
Education reform bills split Democrats, pass Assembly
Education reform bills split Democrats, pass Assembly
Monday, April 11, 2011
Assembly Democrats split over a pair of education bills that would make it easier to fire teachers and extend the probationary period for new hires, which advanced despite opposition from the state teacher's union.
State re-projects Medicaid cases; Sandoval plans to soften cuts
State re-projects Medicaid cases; Sandoval plans to soften cuts
Thursday, April 7, 2011
The state will be able to soften cuts to health and human services because of new projections made for Medicaid over the next two years, the state Department of Health and Human Services said today.
Democratic infighting unfolds over state gun bill
Democratic infighting unfolds over state gun bill
Monday, April 4, 2011
In a striking bit of intra-party fighting, Sen. John Lee laid into fellow Democrat Assembly Speaker John Oceguera for "plagiarizing" other legislators' gun bills.
Democrats: Sandoval budget uses $1.1 billion in one-time money
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Democrats said Gov. Brian Sandoval's budget uses $1.1 billion in one-time fixes to balance the budget, pushing budget problems toward another two years, and created uncertainty for businesses.
Nevada Senate rejects initiative on Strip arena
Nevada Senate rejects initiative on Strip arena
Thursday, March 17, 2011
The Senate unanimously rejected a Strip arena petition this afternoon, under a resolution that argued it was a local issue and noted that the taxes raised couldn’t be used for “essential services” from government.

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