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Looking ahead: Projects, events on Nevada's horizon in 2019

Posted at 11:14 PM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 02:25:57-05

NEVADA (KTNV) — It’s 2019, and this year has a lot in store for the Las Vegas valley and Nevada when it comes to projects, events, and laws.

One of those projects set for completion this year is Project Neon. The widening of the I-15 between Sahara Avenue and the U.S. 95 is set to be finished by summer.

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Also, work at The Drew Las Vegas, formally known as the Fontainebleau project, is also expected to take shape after the property has sat unfinished since 2009.

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Crews are also working to complete Resorts World Las Vegas, located nearby The Drew, slated to open its doors the following year.

Nevada Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak will deliver his first State of the State Address on Jan. 16.

Plus, Nevada became the first state with an overall female-majority legislature. Clark County Commissioners appointed two women to fill vacant state Assembly seats in the Las Vegas-area.

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Finally, new laws go in effect in Nevada, including lifting the 'pink tax' - eliminating taxes on feminine hygiene products.

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An overhaul of state campaign finance rules is also among the changes Nevada will see in 2019.