Nevada delegation should support judicial reform bill
Last legislative session, we worked together in the Nevada Assembly to pass a law that has transformed the ways that we hold children accountable for the harm they have caused.
Assembly Bill 267 ensures that children sentenced to adult prison in Nevada have review opportunities no later than 20 years after they begin their sentences. Now, individuals told as children that they would die in prison can imagine a second chance.
SENATOR AARON D. FORD JOINS DLCC 2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nevada Democratic Senate Leader joins board that will continue efforts to grow number of Democratic chambers and cut into Republican majorities
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 11, 2014) – At their annual winter meeting today, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) Board of Directors elected seven new Board Members and its national Executive Board officers for 2015. Drawn from legislative leaders in every region of the country, the DLCC's Board of Directors is the national governing body of the organization. Its leaders are deeply involved in legislative campaigns in their states and drive Democrats' nationwide strategy to win elections in state legislatures.
Statement from State Senate Democratic Leader Aaron D. Ford on Speaker-designate Ira Hansen’s Antiquated & Bigoted Rhetoric
Nov. 20, 2014
“As the Democratic leader of the State Senate, and more importantly as a father and citizen of Nevada, I wholeheartedly condemn Speaker-designate Ira Hansen’s racist, sexist, and homophobic remarks. I am saddened that I once again find myself in a position where I have to explain to my children why and how someone who was elected to office in our home state would make such antiquated and bigoted comments. Mr. Hansen has stated that his words were meant to be “provocative.” They certainty provoke, but more than that, they are offensive.
Nevada Senate Democratic Leader Aaron D. Ford Announces Leadership Team
Las Vegas, NV—Today, Senate Democratic Leader Aaron D. Ford announced his decision to re-appoint Senator Debbie Smith as Assistant Leader of the Nevada Senate Democratic Caucus. Senator Aaron Ford also announced today that Senator Kelvin Atkinson and Senator Ruben Kihuen will be appointed as Co-Democratic Whips. In announcing this team, Senator Ford noted that "our Nevada constituency is diverse in several respects, and our Leadership Team reflects this diversity."
Nicolas Cage says filmmakers would love to shoot in Nevada
Flores elaborates on painful, personal story in Legislature's sex education debate
Sen. Ford's amendment driving 'Brianna's Law' to victory at Nevada Legislature
Farm aid: Home-based food producers stymied by regulations may be helped by cottage food laws in legislature
While some chefs and restaurateurs seem frustrated by Southern Nevada Health District regulations, the operators of less traditional mom-and-pop food endeavors face their own frustrations. Last November, Quail Hollow Farms in Overton made headlines when inspectors paid a visit to a Farm to Fork dinner, where they intended to serve a multicourse meal of meats they had butchered themselves and vegetables they had grown. According to the Las Vegas Sun, it was shut down because of a lack of labels, USDA certification and receipts — exactly the things you wouldn’t expect to find when dining on a farm. The SNHD reportedly responded by pouring bleach on the food.
BY AL MANCINI
April 17, 2013
Senate Resolution Supports Land Bill
The Nevada Senate Committee on Natural Resources has approved a Do Pass motion on Senate Joint Resolution 14, which provides Nevada Legislative support of the ‘Lyon County Economic Development Act (H.R. 696).’
The Committee hearing last Tuesday featured testimony from 10 people in support of the resolution, including from Rep. Stephen Horsford, the bill’s sponsor in the House. There was no opposition testimony.
By Keith Trout
April 10, 2013
Nevada Looks to Capitalize on Cinematic Success
LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas is becoming a hot commodity in Hollywood. Our city is the star of several movies coming out this year, and local leaders are trying to cash in on Sin City's cinematic success.
By Scott Daniels, Reporter and Nick Pantazi, Photojournalist
Mar 14, 2013
Committee appears split on 'Brianna's Law' allowing DNA testing of felony suspects
“Brianna’s Law” — a bill named after Reno murder victim Brianna Denison which would allow DNA testing of everyone arrested for a felony — had momentum in its first hearing at the Nevada Legislature Thursday due to emotion and preparation.
By Ray Hagar
Mar 14, 2013
Legislature looks to ban bear hunting in Nevada
CARSON CITY — Nevada’s 2-year-old bear hunt would come to an end under a bill heard Wednesday at the Legislature.
By Andrew Doughman
Mar. 7, 2013
Senator proposes tax incentives for film industry
CARSON CITY, Nev. — A bill before the Nevada Senate proposes generous tax incentives to persuade the film industry to set up shop in the Silver State, which has seen film revenue tumble in recent years.
By MATT WOOL-BRIGHT
Feb. 22, 2013
A new cottage industry bill has been proposed by Sen. Aaron Ford that would allow for home cooks, bakers and farmers to sell products without becoming a commercial kitchen. The bill, referred to as the Baker’s Bill, would permit home cooks to sell baked goods and dried teas. The Baker’s Bill will be sponsored by Ford in this year’s legislative session.
By Ashley Hennefer
Feb. 21, 2013