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Dead Bill Sparks Verbal Altercation Among Assembly GOP

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Assembly Republicans say they're working to make amends after a verbal altercation in a private caucus meeting earlier this week.

Republican Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman said she's upset that fellow Republican Ira Hansen refused to hold a vote on AB282 by Friday's legislative deadline, and said he made threatening comments to her during the meeting.

Hansen disagreed with Seaman's version of events and refused to comment further.

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The bill would have revised law related to foreclosure mediation and would have given lenders more time to work with homeowners to resolve a mortgage concern.

Republican Speaker John Hambrick issued a statement Thursday evening acknowledging the pressure of the legislative session and saying the matter would be dealt with internally.