by ALEX POMPLIANO Gov. Brian Sandoval signed SB374 into law Wednesday evening, which authorizes and regulates medical marijuana dispensaries to serve Nevadans with medical marijuana cards. The bill also contains provisions to continue to allow home-growing until 2016. (It’s currently legal for Nevada medical marijuana card holders to grow the plant
by ALEX POMPLIANO On late Tuesday, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill that will create a tax incentive program to lure film productions to Nevada. Introduced by Sen. Aaron Ford, Senate Bill 165 would provide up to $20 million in tax breaks for production companies that spend at least 60% of their money
by NATASHA VITALE Several bills that were introduced in the just-ended session of the Nevada Legislature didn’t get a chance to see the light of day in 2013. Here’s a look back on a few pieces of legislation that died this year: Ward-only voting Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed legislation
by JERI CHADWELL UPDATE: A bill that would give Washoe County Commissioners a one-time opportunity to raise sales and property taxes to fund capital improvements at many of the district’s aging public schools passed out of the Senate on Monday in a vote of 16-4. AB46 will now head to Gov.
by NATASHA VITALE The Assembly Committee on Taxation listened to testimony Thursday on Senate Bill 165, which would issue transferable tax credits to producers who film in Nevada. The sponsor of the bill, Sen. Aaron Ford, D-Las Vegas, spoke of the benefits that film production would bring to Nevada. “In
by JERI CHADWELL UPDATE: The Nevada Assembly voted along party lines Thursday to allow a public vote on a resolution that would repeal Nevada’s longstanding 5 percent tax cap on mining net proceeds. Five Assembly members took the opportunity to speak prior to the vote on Senate Joint Resolution 15. Assemblywoman
by JERI CHADWELL As the price of gold hit its lowest level in a month today, the Assembly Committee on Taxation took a vote on a controversial resolution that would remove the state’s long-standing mining tax cap. Senate Joint Resolution 15 made its way through the Legislature during the 2011
by NATASHA VITALE The Senate Committee on Judiciary spoke on three bills from the Assembly this morning. AB 89, one of the bills discussed, would form benefit corporations, which are corporations that spend money on community outreach programs and if legislation passed, would allow investors to put money into causes