More than 4,000 mortgage mediations have been processed since the 2009 Nevada Legislature created a program to force banks and homeowners to meet to discuss troublesome mortgages. Foreclosures continue to dominate the housing market in Las Vegas but the program sees that number as a measure of its success.
For the third time in forty years, Nevada citizens will have to decide whether they want to keep electing judges. Critics say elections require judges to solicit donations and engage in unseemly criticism of each other. The voters tend to agree and so the proposition supported by "Nevadans for Quality Judges" is struggling to pass in November. We look at both sides of the question about whether direct election or the Missouri System of retention elections for judges is better.
We talk with Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley, Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford, Senator Warren Hardy and Assemblyman Lynn Stewart about the end of the legislative session, the state budget, Gov. Gibbons and more.