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Gambling Is a Tech Industry. Are Nevada Regulators Up for the Challenge?
Nevada is failing to keep pace with other states in the race to approve new games and technology, Gov. Joe Lombardo asserted during his state of the state speech in January, and now regulators are responding.
Hunters: Legislation ‘Attacks the Culture of Nevada’
Nevada’s urban and rural cultures clashed in Carson City Wednesday over a legislative attempt to end contests that promote the killing of coyotes and other animals in exchange for cash and prizes.
Pygmy Rabbit Numbers Dwindling in NV; Petition Seeks to Reverse the Trend
Nevada’s pygmy rabbit population has been dwindling for decades and conservation groups are sounding the alarm.
Republic Services Ramps Up Lawsuits against Nevadans over Trash Bills
If Rebecca Gandara had received a bill from Republic Services for any unpaid amount for unpaid trash collection services, she says she would have paid it.
Senate Bill to Spend More Public Money on Private Schools May Not Get a Hearing
Democratic State Sen. Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro is declining to say whether she’ll allow legislative hearings on a bill introduced in the Senate last week to implement Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo’s plan to augment public funding to help families pay private school tuition.
Low Wages for Prison Inmates ‘Remnants of Slavery,’ says Lawmaker Seeking to Outlaw Practice
Nevada inmates may be working for as little as 35 cents an hour and having significant portions of their checks withheld by the Nevada Department of Corrections.
Employee Misclassification Only Tiny Fraction of Labor Investigations in Nevada
Despite increased attention at the national and state level on the issue of employee misclassification, Nevada’s labor commissioner has undertaken just 15 investigations into potential violations over the past three years.
Lawmaker: Nevada’s Regulation of Weed Strangling Industry as Sales Fall
Nevada’s Cannabis Compliance Board is thwarting growth of the industry according to experts, who say the state’s practice of charging licensees for regulators’ time and effort amounts to double billing because the agency is already fully funded via an excise tax paid by licensees.
200,000 Nevadans Will Need to Re-Qualify for Medicaid as Pandemic Provision Winds Down
An estimated 200,000 Medicaid recipients will need to re-qualify for eligibility starting April 1 or risk losing health care benefits as Nevada begins to wind down a pandemic-era provision.