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Marijuana oversight board wins broad support at Nevada Legislature
Marijuana oversight board wins broad support at Nevada Legislature

May 22, 2019

The new agency would take over regulatory issues ranging from licensing to operation of dispensaries, growers, production of cannabis products and testing. The actual tax collections from medical and retail cannabis products would remain the responsibility of the Department of Taxation.


Nevada jobless rate down to 4 percent, lowest since April 2006
Nevada jobless rate down to 4 percent, lowest since April 2006

May 21, 2019

The state’s unemployment rate in April declined over the month by 0.2 percentage points to 4 percent and is down half a percentage point when compared to last April, according to the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR).



NV lawmakers to Public Works: Get better handle on construction inflation
NV lawmakers to Public Works: Get better handle on construction inflation

May 21, 2019

The subcommittee of Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means agreed to project 10 percent inflation in Southern Nevada and 7 percent for the rest of the state. They also directed the agency to develop a better method of predicting inflation that must be built into the cost of new and remodeled buildings.






$8 billion Nevada K-12 education budget includes teacher raises
$8 billion Nevada K-12 education budget includes teacher raises

May 17, 2019

A joint session of the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means committees on Thursday, May 16, approved total K-12 education funding of just more than $8 billion for the coming two-year budget cycle. That’s a $741.8 million increase over the current K-12 budget.