The lawsuits echo claims made by former President Donald Trump, who in the days following the 2020 election erroneously said that his campaign observers were denied access to ballot-counting rooms.
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Well-funded Democratic incumbent Steve Wolfson is defending his work as two challengers for the powerful Clark County district attorney position allege sentencing inconsistencies, poor leadership and lack of progress toward criminal justice reform on Wolfson's watch.
Between 2017 and January 2022, 4,000 parole violators and 6,000 probation violators were admitted back into custody with no new conviction - nearly 40 percent of people admitted to the prison agency during those years.
Now, more than a year later, Assefa will be given the opportunity to counter those claims in court, after pleading not guilty on Thursday to charges stemming from his alleged theft of thousands of dollars from his campaign and repeated lies about his residency on government forms.
Dawn Yohey, a representative from the Department of Health and Human Services, said she expects the funds to be deployed by the end of summer or early fall, following the finalization of a statewide needs assessment next month.
CCEA members filed the lawsuit in late December, asking the court to block Cegavske’s proposed actions and asserting that she had “no discretion under law to refuse to permit Petitioners to withdraw their respective initiative petitions.”
The board on Tuesday modified an agreement with AFSCME, which represents four bargaining units of about 5,300 combined state employees, and adopted a long-delayed bargaining agreement with the Nevada Police Union.
“After careful review and discussions, there's no path forward for NDOC to continue disciplinary action after the emergency regulation expired and the Legislative Commission failed to approve the regulation."