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Democrats reject Lombardo’s $3.2M funding request for private school scholarships
Lawmakers accuse governor of manufacturing crisis, point blame at ‘greedy’ Florida-based scholarship organization

The inner mechanics of Nevada’s quasi-private school voucher program came under intense scrutiny Wednesday during a nearly 12-hour meeting that ended with Democrats rejecting Gov. Joe Lombardo’s $3.2 million funding request.
Street food vendors are ‘open for business’ said NV governor; Clark County disagrees
A video showing a violent confrontation between police and a street food vendor near the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign has exposed significant holes in the implementation of a bill meant to bring the iconic retailers out of the shadows.
No Labels qualifies in Nevada as minor party for 2024 general election
National group has stated intent to run presidential candidate in all 50 states

No Labels, a national campaign to field a third-party presidential candidate in 2024, has qualified for Nevada’s general election ballot as a minor party, the secretary of state’s office confirmed to the Current Friday. It marks the first time a minor party has qualified for a general election ballot in the Silver State since the 1970s.
Nonpartisan voters now outnumber Democrats, Republicans in Nevada
Nonpartisans now outnumber both the Democratic and Republican parties in Nevada. Data from the Nevada Secretary of State’s office released this week shows there are now 605,112 nonpartisans (31.86% of active registered voters), compared to 601,882 Democrats (31.69%) and 551,090 Republicans (29%).
Lombardo assures street vendors police are on their side
In a bill signing ceremony Tuesday, Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo praised legislation decriminalizing street vendors in classic conservative terms: “entrepreneurship” and reducing regulatory burdens for small businesses.
NV Energy wants Las Vegans to subsidize wealthier Northern Nevadans
Rate scheme incentivizes waste, expense padding by utility, say experts
NV Energy is asking regulators to saddle ratepayers with more than $30 million in expenses the company chalks up to preventing damage from natural disasters, including what experts deem wasteful spending, such as lavish dinners and an outreach event at a Lake Tahoe casino that cost $5,222 and drew ten people.
Not quite a home run, but Oakland A’s still manage to score $380m Vegas deal
Wednesday brought to an end an eight-day special session that approved $380 million in public assistance for a proposed $1.5 billion, 30,000-seat, 9-acre baseball stadium for the Oakland A’s on the Las Vegas Strip.
NLV, HUD facilitate home purchase in sinking neighborhood
Bill awaiting governor’s signature would prohibit sales in Windsor Park.
NV Energy’s natural disaster plan a calamity for Southern Nevada ratepayers, say experts
A natural disaster preparedness plan focused in Northern Nevada could cost NV Energy customers hundreds of millions of dollars over the next three years, according to testimony filed with the Public Utilities Commission, with customers in the southern part of the state subsidizing improvements on the utility’s property in the north.
Budget impasse resolved in zippy special session, all eyes turn to $380 million A’s deal
Late Monday, in the 11th hour of the 2023 regular legislative session, Senate Republicans blocked a key budget bill, forced a special session, and threatened to hold out “as long as necessary” But just 24 hours later, in a zippy special session that lasted just two hours, an identical budget passed out of the Legislature and is now headed to Gov. Joe Lombardo’s desk.

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