Politics and Policy

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Republican Senator Dean Heller will face a challenge from Democrat Jacky Rosen in the 2018 general election.

In an email to reporters, Nevada's 3rd District Congresswoman says she is seeking the Democratic nomination for Senator in next year's election. She went on to say that an official announcement would come soon.

Considered a political outsider, Rosen worked as a computer programmer, software designer and president of a synagogue in Henderson until seeking office last year. She only narrowly defeated her opponent, perennial Republican candidate Danny Tarkanian.

Paul Boger

Nevada’s Republican Governor Brian Sandoval put the 2017 legislative session to bed last week when he took final action on a set of bills that had garnered national attention. 

Alexa Ard

The 79th Regular Session of the Nevada Legislature is officially over. After 120 days, lawmakers have wheeled, dealed, debated and ultimately passed hundreds of bills as well as a budget worth billions of dollars over the next two years. Reno Public Radio’s Paul Boger reports.

Paul Boger

The clock is running out at the Nevada Legislature, with lawmakers facing a midnight deadline to close out a state budget for the next two years. 

Riley Snyder, The Nevada Independent

Drama in the 2017 legislative session hit critical mass Thursday, after Senate Republicans voted against a bill that would have created a new tax on the sale of recreational cannabis. By killing the measure, lawmakers began a tit-for-tat domino effect that could possibly end in the governor calling a special legislative session. Reno Public Radio’s Paul Boger reports.

California is the sixth largest economy in the world, based on gross domestic product. And in November, voters legalized recreational marijuana, something that will further diversify the state’s portfolio.

There's less than one week left in Nevada's 2017 Legislative Session, and lawmakers are working around the clock to put the finishing touches on bills while at the same time finalizing a budget for the next two years. Reno Public Radio's News Director Michelle Billman spoke with our political reporter Paul Boger to get the latest from Carson City.

For a comprehensive look at where bills are in the legislative process, click here.

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Nevadans will soon be able to purchase recreational marijuana legally in Nevada. This poses a dramatic shift in the relationship between cannabis and law enforcement. For decades, simply possessing the drug was a felony across the Silver State. But with recent changes, how will police enforce the laws now?

Nevada’s legislative leaders are accepting the resignation of Democratic Senator Mark Manendo as chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. 

Manendo’s resignation comes as more individuals are stepping forward claiming he sexually harassed them this legislative session. 

The longtime lawmaker has been under an independent investigation for harassment since allegations sprang forward about two weeks ago. 

This is also the third time the Las Vegas Democrat has been accused of misconduct. However, through an attorney, Manendo has maintained his innocence. 

Michelle Matus

Beginning July 1, Nevadans will have the ability to legally purchase recreational marijuana for the first time. But as that industry prepares to ramp up production and sales many questions remain. Who can use cannabis? Where can they use it? And how will the state regulate its new commodity?

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