Just another day in Vegas... t.co/G8IyvTMbRC
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Our @jlnevadasmith with some forceful words on why Question 1 to change oversight of the regents is long overdue. t.co/SUJ9kseLwk
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Very strong column by @orrinjohnson, who was recruited to run against a sitting Washoe County judge and declined, a… t.co/xFEXDzrFPP
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The incomparable @DavidColborne destroys the Trump campaign/state GOP's attempt to intrude on the usual ballot-coun… t.co/YNPAac3BMj
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Great look by @howardstutz at @DerekJStevens, who is opening the first downtown Las Vegas casino in decades during… t.co/LWlY473ZQz
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Nevada's swing congressional district was drawn almost 20 years ago to be a GOP district forever because of its pro… t.co/qkUX1KYGj4
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Excellent deep dive by @meganmesserly into the Asian vote in Nevada, which grows in importance every cycle. t.co/472ygQhNlD
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@TVMoJoe I have more sympathy than you. They are so understaffed.
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@TVMoJoe Well, Cher and Abrams didn't cause huge turnout yesterday for Dems.
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Sign that neither campaign thinks Nevada is in the bag:
Trump and Kamala coming this week to campaign in Nevada.… t.co/2ThmHU96Pt
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UPDATE NO. 2 -- It's even worse than I thought. As soon as Henderson learned it was part of the NLV amendment last week -- that is, Henderson would have benefited, too -- City Manager Jake Snow sent a "we had nothing to do with this!" email to the speaker. I have obtained their exchange: On Jan 31, 2013, at 10:56 AM, Jacob Snow wrote: We got this from NLV yesterday. We had nothing to do with it. It shows the City of Henderson getting a base adjustment along with City of North Las...
He will be expelled 37% (46 votes) He will resign. 31% (39 votes) He will serve. 30% (37 votes) Total votes: 122
Just before noon on Monday, five legislative police officers were dispatched to Room 3159 in the Legislative Building. That is the office belonging to Assemblyman Steven J. Brooks II, who would soon be meeting with Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, whom he is accused of threatening, and Majority Leader William Horne. Two of the police officers, accompanied by Legislative Counsel Bureau Director Rick Combs, went into an anteroom inside Brooks’ office while the others met behind a closed door,...
Todd Bice, a well-known Las Vegas attorney, sent a letter to the district attorney this week accusing Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak of breaking the state's Open Meeting Law. I have already reported Bice's opposition to the county's coming changes (there is a meeting today) to the garbage agreement (he won't tell me who he is representing, other than to say people are upset). But now he has taken it further, writing a scathing letter (posted here) to the DA, using words such as "...
CARSON CITY -- If you were there in 1989, during the searing acrimony of the 300 percent pension increase, you really can’t believe. If you were there in 1997, during the special interest domination of the Session From Hell, you really can’t believe. If you were there in 2003, during the relentless nastiness of The Great Tax Debate, you really can’t believe. Too much experience with the Gang of 63 begets too much cynicism, too much exhaustion to have the strength to suspend one’s disbelief. But...
So a cadre of legislative leaders met Sunday in Carson City with troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks, and he subsequently agreed to an indefinite leave of absence. I'm told Brooks emphasized he has a passel of medical problems -- as opposed to psychological -- that he needs some time to heal, using that as the reason for his leave. But the key here is that the select committee, to be appointed this week, will still go on with its business to investigate Brooks. So Democratic leaders breathe a...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a relatively rare appearance on a Sunday program today, interviewed by George Stephanopoulos on the "This Week" show. The full transcript is below, with a few of my annotations sprunkled amid the colloquy in italics. Some of the highlights: ----Reid said it would be a "bad day for the country and a bad day for the Republican Party" if immigration reform does not pass the House after it "certainly" passes the Senate ----Reid said "gay folks" should be...
Cegavske's "rocket surgeon/thinker" donor, Tark's disputed debt, the Dems crush the Republicans, other end-of-year fundraising nuggets
Here are some items I put out on Twitter this morning after perusing end-of-year FEC reports. Enjoy: ----Unsung hero of @SenDeanHeller's victory was Washoe GOP, which became fed PAC to help him, spent more in '12 than circumvented NV GOP: $918K. ----Failed #nv04 candidate @DannyTarkanian is disputing $54K worth of bills he accrued in his campaign: http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/dcdev/forms/C00465963/851420/sd/10 ----If you have debt from a congressional run, NV Energy, the state's power...
Legislative leaders have reached out to troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks to try to resolve his continued service, but have been met with silence as he appears to be making arrangements to appear in Carson City on Monday. I am reliably told that through emissaries, leaders have tried to get Brooks and/or his lawyer to agree that the intense spotlight of Carson City is not the best place for him to get well and that they are willing to arrange a temporary leave of absence. There are real safety...