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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."

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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 ...

All stories

Las Vegas gets $28M in tax breaks to spur development

Mon, Jun 16, 2014

Las Vegas now has $28 million in federal tax breaks to hand out to businesses that want to invest in lower-income areas. The city was awarded the tax breaks this ...

European Union launches probe of tax breaks for Apple, Starbucks, Fiat

Wed, Jun 11, 2014

European Union officials said Wednesday they had launched an investigation into whether Ireland and two other member nations were providing improper tax breaks to ...

Boyd to get $88 million tax refund from Atlantic City for Borgata

Tue, Jun 10, 2014

The Borgata's parent company, Boyd Gaming, announced the settlement Tuesday in a filing with securities regulators. The settlement covers tax years 2011 …

Council takes first step toward tax district for soccer stadium

Wed, Jun 4, 2014

The Las Vegas City Council has passed the first of several steps to create a tax district that could help finance a downtown soccer stadium. By a unanimous vote, the ...

County nixes asking voters to OK more taxes for hospital

Tue, Jun 3, 2014

County commissioners shot down a proposal today to put a question on the November ballot asking voters if they would be willing to pay more to support operations at University ...

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 ...

Videos

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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