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Special Session 2008

Gov. Jim Gibbons says he has faced a "perfect storm" of crises during his term as governor, and his administration has handled them "remarkably well."


Gov. Jim Gibbons says he has faced a "perfect storm" of crises during his term as governor, and his administration has handled them "remarkably well."

According to Nevada historians, Gov. Jim Gibbons' call for an off-year special session to address the state's budget shortfall was unprecedented.

The governor, in the midst of personal and political crisis, called legislators to Carson City to cut more out of Nevada’s ailing budget.

And after 12 hours, the session ended. An agreement forged by Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley and Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio passed both houses, and was forwarded to the governor, who has indicated he will sign them into law.

Archive highlights

Where Gibbons, Buckley and Raggio stand, as of today

Sun, Jun 22, 2008

Upheaval in the capital last Friday as the state’s Economic Forum crunched some more ugly numbers and the governor decided to delay a special session until this Friday.

Target still vague as special session looms

Fri, Jun 20, 2008

What in the name of Pythagoras is going on? Nevada lawmakers — facing next week’s special session — need to repair the state budget by cutting it. But, as of ...

As troubles mount, Gibbons disengages

Sun, Jun 15, 2008

Gov. Jim Gibbons called an emergency budget meeting with elected officials last week, but he and his staff failed to notify key legislators, who learned of it from media reports.

What gets cut?

Sat, Jun 14, 2008

Gov. Jim Gibbons’ call for a special legislative session is unprecedented in the history of the state, according to Nevada historians. This is the first time, historians say, that an ...

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Council to consider special tax district for Symphony Park area

Thu, May 29, 2014

The City Council on Wednesday will consider a bill creating a Tourism Improvement District on 59 acres that include Symphony Park and some nearby parcels. Findlay Sports and The Cordish ...

Wanna bet on who’s going to be president? You might get your chance at a Nevada casino

Thu, May 22, 2014

What are the odds of Hillary Clinton being elected as the next president? Nevadans may get a chance to bet on who will be president and other federal elections under ...

Crunch time for Henderson budget

Sun, May 18, 2014

City will make cuts to reduce expenses, but there won’t be enough money to cover maintenance of streets and more.

Senate considering $85 billion in tax breaks

Tue, May 13, 2014

If there’s one thing Congress can come together on, it’s tax breaks for constituents. This week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is attempting to push through...

Q+A: Margins tax supporter Dan Hart on why Democrats’ support is wavering

Fri, May 9, 2014

When it comes to the margins tax, Dan Hart is the voice of the supporters. He’s not alone but he increasingly finds himself in a lonely position. Hart’s Education Initiative ...

Study: Margin tax could compel competing businesses to file taxes jointly

Wed, May 7, 2014

Nevada businesses may see more than a hike on their tax returns if voters approve the margin tax in November, according to an analysis by the ...

Nevada taxable sales up 4.6 percent in February

Tue, Apr 29, 2014

Car sales and business in bars and restaurants sparked a statewide increase of 4.6 percent in taxable sales in February compared to the same month a year ago, according to ...

Minden assemblyman out of hospital after angioplasty

Mon, Apr 28, 2014

Republican Assemblyman Jim Wheeler of Minden was released from the hospital today after undergoing an angioplasty procedure Saturday. Doctors told him to take it easy for...

IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 employees who didn’t pay taxes

Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Examples of misconduct by workers getting bonuses included misusing government credit cards for travel, drug use, violent threats and fraudulently claiming ...

The world through militia eyes

Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Militiamen descended on Bunkerville from all over the nation to help Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy reclaim his cattle from the federal agency that had rounded some of them up because ...

Real estate developer pleads guilty after not filing taxes

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

A real estate developer with ties to a former North Las Vegas mayor pleaded guilty in federal court today to one misdemeanor count of failing to file a tax return ...

Education department doesn't have money to meet lawmakers' new test mandate

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

The Nevada Education Department doesn’t have the money to administer a new state-mandated exam to high school juniors next year, so it plans to raise the funds through …

For tax filers, these freebies make the day more palatable

Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Tax day is here, and whether you are a procrastinator who waited until the final hours or you had your return in the first week of January, plenty of area ...

Joe Downtown: Company gets tax credits for shooting movie in Las Vegas

Mon, Apr 14, 2014

A production company shooting a movie in Las Vegas starring Dakota Fanning has received $297,000 in state tax credits. The company, LPF One DTIG LLC, will be filming in Southern ...

Former Nevada Assembly Speaker Joe Dini dies at 85

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

Joe Dini, who served as speaker of the Nevada Assembly for eight sessions, has died at the age of 85 after a long illness. His death was announced...


Face to Face: Advantage: Gibbons?
Face to Face: Advantage: Gibbons?
Projections from the Economic Forum reinforce Gov. Jim Gibbons' contention the state faces its worst ...
Face to Face: Session Guessing
Face to Face: Session Guessing
Gov. Jim Gibbons (Nevada-R) says the state is facing its worst fiscal crisis ever. But, ...
Face to Face: Utter Fantasy?
Face to Face: Utter Fantasy?
Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley (Clark County-D) says projections of an additional $260 million budget deficit ...
Face to Face: Budget Crisis
Face to Face: Budget Crisis
Can lawmakers ignore the governor's questionable motives for calling them to Carson City and reach ...

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