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Nevada's major casinos net $4.1 billion in 2022

The net of $26.4 billion in total revenue is $10 billion more than pandemic-impacted 2021.

Lombardo’s ’State of the State’ set for Monday

The speech will be followed by a week of hearings designed to give lawmakers a preview of what’s in the proposed budget.

Carson City overdose deaths, DUIs spike in 2022

Sheriff Ken Furlong said crimes against persons decreased by about 5 percent.

Lombardo spokesman: State workers get raise in budget

Budget will also provide “unprecedented funding to education.”

Lombardo says he is committed to 'the Nevada Way'

Gov. Joe Lombardo repeated his oath Tuesday in Carson City.

Traffic citations now civil infractions in Nevada

The same fines that are in current criminal statutes remain in place, but traffic violations would no longer be criminal, but civil.

November gaming win down 7.6 percent from 2021

That is about $100 million less than a year ago.

Sisolak adds budget enhancements, including hefty raises for state workers

The proposed enhancements will be left up to Gov.-elect Joe Lombardo when he succeeds Sisolak in January.

Sisolak budget includes hefty raises for state workers

He said the raises are intended in part to offset the increases in Public Employee Retirement System premiums.

Lombardo names ex-budget director deputy chief of staff

Gov.-elect Joe Lombardo named two key members of his management team.

Modest increase forecast for state revenue

Economic Forum said General Fund revenues should come to $11.4 billion for the 2024-25 budget cycle.

Gaming win over $1 billion for 19th month

The Carson area reported a 4.13 percent increase to $11.98 million.

Wrong-way-driver alert system set for I-580 in Carson

Crews plan to begin installing the wrong-way driver detection systems in January.

Carson City’s O’Neill to lead Assembly GOP

P.K. O’Neill says one of his goals as Assembly minority leader will be to improve communications with the public.

Nevada adds 7,500 jobs in October

That is 22,200 more jobs than the state had before the pandemic and 55,500 more jobs than there were in October 2021.

Carson City’s Amodei hopeful of GOP-led House

Amodei also said the GOP needs to change its message.

Gaming revenue forecast divides Nevada budget analysts

Analysts told the Economic Forum on Monday they pretty much agree on how sales tax revenues will come in.

O’Neill wins third term representing Assembly District 40

Assemblyman P.K. O’Neill won his third term in the Nevada Assembly.

Non-partisan voters pass Republicans in total registration

Democrats still lead in total registration in Nevada with 721,457 registered voters.

Early voting continues Monday for 2022 general election

Carson City voters should have received their ballots in the mail this week.

Nevada adds 3,600 jobs in September

Carson City increased by just 100 jobs during the month but has added 900 jobs in the past year.

Democrat Aguilar says he will ensure every vote is counted

Aguilar says if elected Secretary of State he will ensure every qualified Nevadan has the ability to vote.

Official: Hand count won’t delay Nevada election results

The issue is of concern to poll watchers with their eyes on Nevada’s statewide and federal congressional races.

Nevada Question 3 presents two issues to voters

The ballot question was discussed at the League of Women Voters forum Monday.

Nevada 2022 revenue $1 billion over projections

“It seems like everything was better than we thought."

Assembly candidates discuss annual legislative sessions

Candidates for Assembly Districts 39 and 40 met Tuesday at the Brewery Arts Center.

Senate 16 hopefuls agree on issues, differ on solutions

Lisa Krasner and Aaron Sims sat down Tuesday at the Brewery Arts Center for a discussion hosted by the Northern Nevada League of Women Voters.

Carson City forum hears debate on ballot questions

The forum was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada, Sierra Nevada Forums and AAUW Capital (NV) Branch.

Trump tells Minden rally to stop Democrats by turning out in November

Donald Trump told a cheering crowd in Minden on Saturday they have to turn out November 8 to end what he called the radical Democratic madness now running the country.

Amodei, Krause find some agreement during debate

Rep. Mark Amodei started by agreeing with challenger Mercedes Krause that the 2020 election was fair and valid.

Census: Nevada 2nd for rent increases last year

During the past year, nearly 28 percent of Nevada tenants were hit with $250 a month or higher rent increases.

Nevada unemployment rate unchanged in August

The non-seasonally adjusted rate — the “raw” rate — inched up two-tenths in August to 5.2 percent.

Nevada files to end Yucca Mountain nuke dump plan

Nevada has filed a motion with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission designed to permanently end efforts to build a nuclear waste dump north of Las Vegas.

Poll: 50-plus voters want to protect Social Security, Medicare

Majority of 50-plus voters in the Silver State support candidates who will protect Social Security and Medicare.

Nevada Lake Tahoe oversight committee urges spending millions

The Joint Interim Committee for Oversight of the TRPA and Marlette Lake on Wednesday approved a long list of recommendations that would pump millions into environmental, transportation and other projects in the Tahoe Basin. The vote was unanimous among Senate and Assembly members, including Sen. James Settelmeyer, R-Douglas, despite his concern that money not be pumped into studies but actual projects.

Lawmakers want tobacco tax money for child mental health

The revenue currently goes to the General Fund but the proposal would claim $1.6 million for mental health programs this coming year.

Poll: Nevada Hispanic voters say inflation top priority

In a surprise to pollsters, abortion made the top five for the first time.

Nevada jobless rate falls to 4.4 percent

That is 2.2 percent lower than a year ago, a decrease of 3,526 unemployed people.

Complaint charges Laxalt violated federal election law

End Citizens United maintains Adam Laxalt used his Morning in Nevada PAC to announce his candidacy last August.

Millions for child mental health OK’d by lawmakers

Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro said she will commit to finding the money to make the expansions permanent.

Nevada public pension plan better than most in past year

Nevada PERS provides pension benefits to over 100,000 public employees in the state.

Gilbert’s election lawsuit dismissed by Carson judge

Carson District Judge James Wilson dismissed the case as lacking competent evidence to support the allegations of fraud.

DMV requires appointments in Carson City, Reno

Beginning next week, appointments will be required to visit the metropolitan offices of the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles for almost all services. DMV officials blamed continuing staff shortages and high customer demand for the elimination of walk-in services at the agency’s six largest metropolitan offices including Carson City and Reno.

Nevada jobless rate down another two tenths in June

Unemployment continued to decline in June, falling to just 3.3 percent in the Reno-Sparks area and 3.7 percent in Carson City.

Nevada resorts end year with another $1B win

Total win for the 2022 fiscal year was $14.63 billion, a 37.34 percent increase over the pandemic-stricken fiscal 2021 and the highest total win ever.

Nevada lawmakers OK $18.7 million in federal grants

The Interim Finance Committee approved a series of more than 30 grants of American Rescue Plan Act money to community non-profits.

Nevada casinos’ win again tops $1 billion

Gaming win again passed $1 billion in May as casino licensees reported collecting a total of $1.3 billion.

Schmidt says not directly involved in Gilbert’s recount

Assembly District 40 candidate Gary Schmidt said he was involved but that he, “withdrew from that in 24 hours.”

Nevada Supreme Court rules on election-based ballot questions

A ballot question converting Nevada’s elections into an open primary and ranked-choice general election system can go on the November ballot.

Carson sheriff joins virtual mental crisis care program

Those struggling with a mental health crisis in jurisdictions across Nevada will soon be able to connect by iPad with a behavioral health professional.