2019 Nevada Legislature

Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, flanked by his fellow Republicans, answers questions from reporters.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

With just a little more than a month left in Nevada's legislative session, hundreds of bills still remain up for consideration. That includes dozens of measures introduced by minority Republicans. KUNR's Paul Boger spoke with Assembly Minority Leader Jim Wheeler in Carson City to discuss whether Republicans are seeing the bipartisanship they were guaranteed by Democrats.

Lawmakers in Nevada are advancing hundreds of bills after a lat night deadline.
Jana Sayson / KUNR Public Radio

A proposed constitutional amendment aimed at appointing judges and a measure that would have legalized physician-assisted suicide were among the victims of the latest deadline in the Nevada 2019 legislative session. KUNR’s Political Reporter Paul Boger has the latest.

Lawmakers in Nevada are advancing legislation that would, among other things, increase the state's minimum wage, decriminalize abortion and require utility providers to get at least 50 percent of their energy from renewable sources. 

There are currently 52 bills sponsored by Assembly Republicans still alive in the Nevada legislature. Reno Assemblywoman Jill Tolles introduced several of them. She spoke with KUNR's Paul Boger from her office in Carson City about her take on some of that legislation and whether lawmakers have been willing to work in a bipartisan fashion this session.

The Nevada State Legislative Building in Carson City.
Alexa Ard

278! That’s the number of bills and resolutions that are no longer up for consideration after a Friday night deadline killed nearly one-quarter of all the measures introduced into Nevada’s 2019 legislative session. To get the latest, we check in now with KUNR’s Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger.

A measure requiring some employers in the state to provide paid sick leave is one step closer to becoming law in Nevada. At the same time, lawmakers in Nevada are considering a plan that would increase the state’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2024. 

Lawmakers in Carson sit, listening to committee hearings on hundreds of pieces of legislation.
Jana Sayson / KUNR Public Radio

Nevada’s 2019 Legislative Session is halfway over, and with less than 60 days left in the 120-day session, lawmakers still have a lot of work to do. To get the latest from Carson City, KUNR’s News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Political Reporter Paul Boger.

A man in a blue shirt with a backwards baseball cap, takes aim at a target at a shooting range in Reno.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

UPDATE:

A measure that would ban bump stocks and allow county governments to pass stricter gun control laws has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

Jana Sayson

Lawmakers are considering a bill that is essentially a gun control measure aimed at preventing a mass shooting like the one in Las Vegas in 2017 that left 58 people dead and hundreds more injured. AB291's sponsor, Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, was at that concert. She sat down with KUNR's Paul Boger to talk about the measure and the role the shooting played in its creation.

Washoe County Commissioners are tapping Greg Smith, a former commission candidate and the husband of the late state Senator Debbie Smith, to take over the assembly seat vacated by Mike Sprinkle earlier this month.

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