Legislation lowering prescription drug costs, giving long-term substitute teachers insurance stipends, and protecting doctors who provide gender-affirming care all met Gov. Joe Lombardo’s veto stamp this legislative session.
The amount spent on medications through Medicaid in Nevada increased 126% from 2017 to 2022, according to a state report on prescription drug pricing.
The Bureau of Land Management has allocated $12 million to perform habitat restoration work across two swaths of Nevada as part of the Biden administration’s broader multibillion-dollar nationwide conservation spending campaign.
For years, street food vendors have asked lawmakers to update ordinances that create legal and financial hurdles to obtaining a valid permit — but they may have to wait a little longer.
Legislation that builds on lower drug prices negotiated through the federal Inflation Reduction Act and extends those price caps to all Nevadans, even those not on Medicare, is headed for Gov. Joe Lombardo’s desk.
Nevada lawmakers’ biennial sojourn in Carson City can be unpredictable, but as certain as snowfall in the early weeks of the session, so is the flexing of legislative muscle that manifests in the final weeks in the form of last-minute legislation at the behest of NV Energy.
People traveling to Nevada for abortions may soon have an added layer of protection against any draconian attempts to prosecute them for that choice, if a bill passed Monday by the legislature is signed by Gov. Joe Lombardo.
After months of negotiations, seven Western states along the Colorado River have agreed to water cuts over the next three years to help keep two of the main reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, from falling to critically low levels — but those cuts fall short of what scientists say are needed to stabilize the river in the long-term.
As rents skyrocketed in the aftermath of the pandemic and have continued squeezing Nevadans in the last year, local officials on numerous occasions stressed state law restricted them from taking action to address the housing crisis.
Electricity rates in Southern Nevada are slated to go down 5% in July, August, and September, and 16% in the northern part of the state, under filings submitted by NV Energy to the Public Utilities Commission Monday.