Obama departs Vegas after UNLV student loan speech
LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama has taken off following a speech at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Air Force One departed from McCarran International Airport about 1:55 p.m. Thursday after Obama spoke to a crowd at UNLV’s Cox Pavilion about relieving student loan debt. His trip to Sin City lasted less than two hours. Thursday’s visit is his fourth trip to the Silver State this year. Obama made an overnight visit to southern Nevad...
Tax initiative to be filed today
CARSON CITY (AP) — Supporters of a union-backed Nevada business tax initiative plan to file their petition today at the secretary of state’s office. The measure seeks to impose a 2 percent margins tax on businesses with profits of more than $1 million annually. Money raised would be earmarked for K-12 education. AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Danny Thompson has been spearheading the proposal, and the Nevada State Education Association recently ag...