All posts tagged "Brian Sandoval"

  • Government
    Economic Diversification Report Provides Roadmap For Nevada Job Creation

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – A report outlining how Nevada can grow and diversify its economy says much more could be done now in the areas of health and medical services, and that clean energy and aerospace/defense are emerging sectors that could bring skilled jobs to the state. The report, a joint...

  • Politics
    Sandoval Pleased With New Political Maps, Does Not Anticipate An Appeal

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Gov. Brian Sandoval said today he is pleased with the political boundaries created by a court-appointed panel of special masters, and does not anticipate a legal challenge to the new lines drawn for the 63 legislative and four congressional districts for the 2012 general election. “I want to...

  • Government
    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...

  • Government
    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,”...

  • Opinion
    Sandoval: We Will Never Forget

    (Governor Brian Sandoval) – Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Ten years ago today, Nevadans awoke to learn of unspeakable acts of terror. Disbelief, horror, confusion, anger, sadness—we felt all these things. And yet, at the same time, a great sense of patriotism awoke in the collective heart...

  • Opinion
    Taxes: The Latest In STDs

    (Kyle Gillis/NPRI) – California Gov. Jerry Brown referred to anti-tax hike advocates as having a notion “that taxes are like a sexually transmitted disease” during a panel discussion featuring Western state governors at the National Clean Energy Summit. Brown, who was joined by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire,...

  • Government
    Transfer Of Funds To Scholarship Program May Have Been Proper

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – State officials and lawmakers are rejecting the suggestion that they acted improperly last year when fees generated from several college savings programs were shifted to shore up the cash-strapped Gov. Guinn Millennium Scholarship for academically eligible Nevada high school graduates. But one former lawmaker, who voted for...