Bill Dentzer, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Bill Dentzer

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Carson City, NV, United States

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Past articles by Bill:

Washoe County rejects return to paper ballots, hand counting

A controversial proposal drew six hours of public testimony, both for and against the plan. → Read More

Fiore switches races, files for state treasurer instead

The Las Vegas councilwoman previously planned to run for governor, but changed her mind Thursday. → Read More

Cegavske will appeal ruling on withdrawal of tax-hike initiatives

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske will appeal a state District Court judge’s ruling allowing the teachers union to withdraw two tax-raising petitions from the November ballot. → Read More

Jill Biden touts rescue plan funding in visit to Reno community college

The first lady said programs such as those at the Truckee Meadows Community College change lives and pay dividends. → Read More

Dean Heller files for governor, joins crowded field

Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller made his bid for governor official on Tuesday, the second day candidates could file for office in Nevada. → Read More

Prisoners overcharged for supplies behind bars, NDOC audit reveals

A new internal state audit raps the Department of Corrections for overcharging prisoners on supplies and medical co-pays, high overtime costs during the pandemic, and lax oversight on how it assigns state-owned vehicles to staff. → Read More

Nevada moves forward with low-cost drug program

Nevada is joining a consortium with Washington and Oregon to purchase prescription drugs at lower prices. → Read More

Sisolak to talk recovery in off-year state of state speech

Gov. Steve Sisolak will discuss the use of federal recovery funds and his ideas for recovering from the impacts of COVID-19 in livestreamed address. → Read More

Attorney Tisha Black says she’ll run for attorney general

Las Vegas real estate and business attorney Tisha Black announced her candidacy for attorney general Monday. → Read More

Initiatives seek to require voter ID, repeal automatic mail-in voting

The measures require 141,000 valid signatures before they can be placed on the November ballot. → Read More

State rainy day fund back to 85% of pre-COVID balance

The state’s savings account, used to offset financial shortfalls in emergencies, has $340 million in it now. → Read More

Nevada AG stays silent on possible fake electoral vote investigation

Nevada’s top law enforcement officer won’t say whether he is investigating the state Republican Party’s attempt to send illegitimate electoral votes to the nation’s capital. → Read More

Initiative would let local communities form their own school districts

Henderson Councilman Dan Stewart formed a PAC to advocate for the idea of creating local school districts. → Read More

Republicans slam Sisolak over school district’s COVID ‘pause’

Candidates criticized Sisolak in an election year that will be dominated by education issues. → Read More

GOP candidates for Nevada governor target Sisolak at debate

Eight Republican governor candidates made their first joint appearance on a debate stage Thursday night. → Read More

New year, new laws: 15 statutes take effect Jan. 1

Changes to elections laws and Medicare rules are among the 15 new laws that go into effect on New Year’s Day. → Read More

Teachers union sues to keep its tax petitions off 2022 ballot

Although the union qualified sales and gaming tax petitions, officials agreed to withdraw them as part of a deal made in the 2021 Legislature. → Read More

Nevada lawmakers kill COVID vaccine mandate extension

The party-line vote by the Legislative Commission could throw in-person spring semester college classes into doubt. → Read More

Nevada will use COVID funds to set up treatment centers

The state will allocate $19.6 million for centers to dispense monoclonal antibody treatments. → Read More

Former CCSD educator introduced as Nevada’s next lieutenant governor

Gov. Steve Sisolak introduced Lisa Cano Burkhead as his appointee to the vacant lieutenant governor’s post in an announcement in Las Vegas Thursday morning. → Read More