Category: 2015 Legislature

Bill Aimed at Improving Underperforming Schools in Nevada Passes through Assembly

By David Thompson, @DJakaDT CARSON CITY, Nev. – There are 78 public schools in Nevada on the Department of Education’s “watch list” for poor performance. Nevada law states that failing charter schools are in the state’s hands, whereas failing public schools are under the federal government’s control – that is,

Campus Carry Bill Passes through Nevada Assembly 

By Walanya Vongsvirates, @Walanyav and Conner Board, @ConnerBoard CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Assembly passed Assembly Bill 148, also known as Campus Carry, on Monday but not without major revisions, including the removal of day care facilities and airports from the bill language. The bill passed with a 25-15

“Brady’s Bill” to Help Prevent Fatalities from Underage Drinking

By Conner Board, @ConnerBoard CARSON CITY, Nev. – Underage drinking among high school and college students is a real problem in Nevada. Senate Bill 464 is proposing to help underage people who are in potentially dangerous situations. The bill, heard before the Assembly and Senate Judiciary on Monday, would exempt a

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Video – Senate Bill 77 Explained

If Senate Bill 77 passes in the 2015 Nevada Legislature, under-performing schools would be placed on a three-year timeline to improve. If a school fails to progress, the fate of the school will be up to the Department of Education, which has the power to close the school, turn it into a charter school,

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Small business owners request changes to Senate Bill 252 over coffee with Assemblywoman Benitez-Thompson

@Assemblywoman27 coffee w/SmallBiz owners.”This is what’s going on @ Carson,but more importantly I want 2hear frm U.” pic.twitter.com/c9bIonZFIo — Oscar Delgado (@DelgadoReno3) March 27, 2015 By Ryan Smith, @rsmithRSJ This article first appeared on NextReno.org. Republished here with permission from the author.  RENO, Nev. – A group of ten small

Guns n’ Politics – A Podcast on Assembly Bill 148

  In this second episode of the podcast “Guns N’ Politics”, reporters Conner Board and Alex Stewart discuss the first hearing on Assembly Bill 148 at the Nevada Legislature. AB148 would allow concealed carry permit holders to carry their gun on Nevada educational facilities, including day cares, schools and university campuses.

Boom in Nevada elk population prompts assembly bill and possible fee increase

Source By Rayna Charley, @raynacharnley Thriving elk populations in Nevada have created both excitement and concern in the state. The increase prompted the creation of Assembly Bill 78 and ensuing debate at Nevada’s Legislature. Since elk’s reintroduction into Nevada’s ecosystem 25 years ago, they have proved more prolific than the Nevada