Nevada News

Nevada Assembly Oks Bill To Regulate Ridesharing

A hard-fought bill to regulate ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft got the green light from Nevada lawmakers in the wee hours of Saturday morning, after weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations, several public failures for Uber and a marathon workday …

Steve Wynn’s Assault on Nevada Free-Speech Raises Yelp’s Ire

Steve Wynn’s push for a stronger hand when suing people who badmouth him is being viewed by some, including Yelp Inc., as stacking the deck against free speech. The social media site called on its subscribers to stop the billionaire …

More Vetting for Uber Bill After Rocky Trip Through Nevada Senate

Nevada Assembly members aired their concerns this week about a bill that would regulate ride-hailing companies such as Uber, a day after the measure finished its rocky trip through the Senate with an 18-1 vote. The Assembly Ways and Means Committee …

Officials: Western Drought Could Create Perfect Storm Fire Season in Nevada

Drought and weather conditions across the West could create ideal conditions for simultaneous wildfires and make it tougher for Nevada to get out-of-state aid, fire officials said. Authorities from several agencies briefed Gov. Brian Sandoval this week in Carson City on …

Nevada Bill Would Limit Payouts for Uninsured Drivers in Crashes

Uninsured drivers could see potential payouts from car-crash lawsuits limited under a proposed Nevada law. Republican Assemblyman Pat Hickey of Reno is sponsoring AB7 and presented the measure this week to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The measure would allow uninsured …

Parts of Nevada, Utah, Idaho Declared Drought Disaster

The U.S. Agriculture Department has declared two northeast Nevada counties natural disaster areas due to the lingering drought with an emergency order that also makes emergency low-interest loans available to farmers, ranchers and businesses in parts of neighboring Idaho and …

Nevada Senate Passes Bill Allowing 80 Mph Speed Limits

A bill allowing Nevada to increase speed limits up to 80 mph has passed out of the state Senate. Senators voted to approve SB 2 on Thursday in a 16-4 vote. The bill now moves to the Assembly. The bill …

Uber, Cab Companies Face Off Over Nevada Ridesharing Bill

Passions ran high this week over a bill that would create Nevada regulations specific to ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft, a prospect that cab and limo services criticize as a double standard that would put customers at risk and …

Privacy Restrictions on Nevada Drones Would be Imposed by Bill

A Nevada Assembly member is attempting to create a regulatory framework for drones that would protect people’s privacy in the state. Democratic Assemblyman Elliot Anderson is sponsoring a bill that would limit how police can use drones in investigations and …

Hallmark Insurance Group Ratings Affirmed, Outlook Still Negative

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a-” of the members of Fort Worth, Texas-based Hallmark Insurance Group (Hallmark Group). Additionally, A.M. Best has affirmed the ICR of “bbb-” for the …