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Today, Karl Catarata is an accomplished UNLV student and community activist. In 2014, he was a high school student who rushed to save his family from what would become one of Nevada’s most notorious shooting incidents. Catarata recently opened...
Payday loans: They’re there when we need them. But how much do we really need them? The Nevada Legislature heard two bills this week that could be monumental in how the state regulates payday lenders. But first, these bills have...
Earlier this month, the Senate and Assembly education committees came together to hold a joint hearing on school safety. The meeting took three hours. And it was filled with urgency. Interestingly, hardly anyone came to speak out against the bill....
After two days of rumors and speculation, Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle announced he is leaving his Assembly seat immediately due to sexual harassment charges. The charges come from at least three women who work in the legislative building. The complaints were...
We disagree. That was the unanimous view of the Nevada Supreme Court today in the final decision on the 2017 recalls of State Senators Joyce Woodhouse and Nicole Cannizzaro. The Justices' disagreement was with Michael Wall, who was the sole attorney...
On June 8, 2017, Governor Brian Sandoval wielded his veto pen 15 times, denying legislation passed by the legislature on issues ranging from wages to health care to renewable energy. But the legislature gaveled out of session on June 4,...
The Nevada Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday on the recall efforts against Senators Joyce Woodhouse and Nicole Cannizzaro. Yes, that recall effort, which was undertaken in 2017 by a Republican group affiliated with then Senate Minority Leader Michael...
Governor Steve Sisolak told conservationists today that the state of Nevada has signed on to a state by state climate change compact. Sisolak made the announcement at a press conference to kick off Conservation Lobby Day at the state legislature. The...
Governor Steve Sisolak says he has a budget surplus. And he intends to spend it. Sisolak told legislators in his first State of the State on January 16 that General Fund revenue in Nevada is expected to rise nearly 3...
Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz (R) came ready to rumble at last month’s Assembly Ways and Means Committee budget hearing for his office. So did Chris Daly from the Nevada State Education Association (NSEA). Daly produced a letter from...

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