The Clark County School District has been locked in a bitter battle with the county teachers union over contract stipulations this year. Earlier this summer an arbitrator ruled the district had the money to pay for pay increases to teachers. That decision forced the district to issue more than 400 pink slips.
State Senator Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas, decided to leave his job as a computer technician with the state's Public Utilities Commission in December. Denis says he made the decision on his own and not as a result of being sued by the conservative Nevada Policy Research Institute.