• Nevada Higher Education Selected For Improved Accountability Program

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – The National Governors Association (NGA) announced today that Nevada has been selected as one of six states to participate in a Policy Academyon strengthening post-secondary education performance measures. The NGA defines a Policy Academy as a highly interactive, team-based process for helping a select number of states...

  • Union President Pledges To Understate CCSD Per-Pupil Education Spending By $4,000

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – Do facts matter? More specifically, do they matter to Ruben Murillo, president of the Clark County Education Association — at least when it comes to accurately noting how much the Clark County School District will spend per pupil this year? We’ll find out for sure soon enough, but the...

  • Crushing The Competition Through The Courts

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada News Bureau) – Like a monster on the silver screen Stations Casinos is on a rampage through its smaller competitors. The gaming behemoth is crushing all in its path not through the marketplace, using the power of its competitive might, but instead by flexing its political and legal muscle. Earlier...

  • Nevada Tightens Controls On Double-Dipping State Employees

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Ten months after a legislative audit first raised serious questions about current and former state employees working as contractors for state agencies, the Board of Examiners earlier this week approved administrative changes to prevent future abuses. The changes approved Tuesday bring closure to the issue of “double dipping,”...

  • Taxpayers On The Hook For Special Masters’ Pay

    (Kyle Gillis/NPRI) – Several members of the public apologized to the special masters at Monday’s redistricting hearing, over the need for the masters to take up what was, constitutionally, the Legislature’s chore. In the end, however, the Legislature may need to apologize to the public. That’s because regardless of how the final...

  • Fraud Hotline Link Goes Live On Nevada State Controller Site

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Nevada State Controller Kim Wallin announced today that a Fraud Hotline has been posted on her agency’s website in order to assist both the public and state employees in reporting questionable practices. Wallin said the link will send information directly to her for review. The types of practices...

  • Las Vegas-Victorville Train Dream Inches Closer To Reality

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – It has been a dream of many Nevada and California officials for more than two decades but a 185-mile high speed rail line between Las Vegas and Victorville may soon become a reality. Andrew Mack, chief operating officer of DesertXpress Enterprises, told the Nevada Department of Transportation...

  • Nevada Capital Investment Corporation Board Appointed, Meets Tuesday

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – State Treasurer Kate Marshall today announced the appointees to the board of the Nevada Capital Investment Corporation (NCIC), a new group charged with overseeing the investment of school funds to improve returns while promoting economic development statewide. Gov. Brian Sandoval appointed Jim DeVolld, former president and CEO of...

  • Citizen Outreach Releases 2011 Legislative Report Card

    NN&V Exclusive (David Mansdoerfer) – After a very long and tedious process, in which Citizen Outreach read...

  • Firearms Group Proposes Changes To Guns In Parks Amendment

    Nevada Division of State Parks 901 S Stewart St, Ste. 5005 Carson City NV 89701-5248 Gentlemen: The Nevada Firearms Coalition provides the following comments in regards to the required amendment of State Parks Regulations, Chapter 407.105 in accordance with Nevada law effective July 1, 2011 (AB-282). 407.105.1. (b) Discharge a firearm; we...

  • Homeschoolers in Las Vegas Opening Community Support Center

    NN&V Exclusive (Lori Piotrowski) – You’re not happy with the public school system. You decide to homeschool....

  • “Pass My Bill!” Not So Fast, Mr. President

    (Nevada News Bureau) – When he visits Las Vegas on Oct. 24, President Barack Obama will continue his nationwide tour urging Congress to pass the Americans Jobs Act, his $450 billion plan to create jobs and stimulate the economy. “Pass this jobs bill, and there will be funding to save the jobs...

  • Federal Land Use Is Meat-and-Potatoes Issue To Rural Nevadans

    (Fred Weinberg/The Penny Press) – A few weeks ago, in our sister publication, the Elko Independent, we ran a lengthy piece detailing the history of the contentious relationship between Elko County and the United States Forest Service. It paints an ugly picture. Forest rangers, it seems, are the ultimate in Federal Government...

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