Today's Las Vegas Sun reports, "Gun control, death penalty among social issues before Nevada lawmakers." It's written by Anjeanette Damon.
The tedious and sometimes politically explosive process of crafting the state budget will dominate both legislative houses and headlines over the next 120 days.
But as lawmakers slog through the decisions about what to fund, expect a number of socially contentious issues to pull at their attention.
Last session, Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed a bill to study Nevada’s death penalty. That bill was a compromise among those who wanted the death penalty abolished and those who didn’t want to go quite that far.
This session, Sandoval has proposed spending nearly $700,000 to build a new execution chamber at the state prison in Ely. The old chamber was abandoned when officials closed the state prison in Carson City last year.
The funding proposal has already sparked heated protests from Democrats.
Earlier coverage from Nevada begins at the link.