ICYMI: If you ever wonder why I love my staff so much (you probably don't wonder), read through this generous threa… t.co/IET6KnuxXF
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Our @meganmesserly is live-tweeting a groveling session by county commissioners to the union that has threatened to… t.co/XqPVNHjJRV
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@ByBenSpillman I think it has mostly been the latter.
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So 58 dead, 1,953 cases, 17,629 people tested.
Numbers are same except deaths jumped by 12 since this AM, none rep… t.co/iS0bLNlwpg
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This is what a responsible public official does. t.co/Ihai2LjRfw
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This is what I feared. As I said in my newsletter this morning, the state's reporting follows no known algorithm. I… t.co/UwG1b7WReg
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@ghmcgregor @elizthompsn Card games ranked:
3. Every other card game.
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@elizthompsn @ghmcgregor You ladies should get that going.
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"...282 COVID-19 positive patients were currently occupying a hospital bed, with 74 percent of intensive care unit… t.co/fMtI9P2LUR
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The governor said he has seen dates ranging from April 10 to the middle of June, but his primary concern is reducin… t.co/FE1xVTKrUX
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This is going to be so much fun. Get on board! t.co/jXssYZCsRZ
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The Two Amigos (Kelly Ayotte is not with them) are in Las Vegas tonight for an event at -- where else? -- The Venetian. Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain are being feted by Sheldon and Miriam Adelson. It's a fundraiser for Graham with McCain billed as "the special guest." Invite attached.
On March 1, a story in the Sacramento Bee reported a harrowing odyssey of a mentally ill man who had been bused from a Las Vegas facility to the California capital. James Flavy Coy Brown, who could not have known his sad story would ignite fires beneath politicians in two states, had discharge papers that gave his address as: "Greyhound Bus Station to California." What ensued since that first story appeared in the Bee is not just the exposure of the depraved practice of dumping a mental...
I've already detailed some of the bigger tax breaks, thanks to an eight-year-old cap. last night, I had more to say.
The decision is posted here. Key part is that arbitartor found increases will have to be repaid. Retroactive paybacks! This could get ugly.
Ruben Murillo did not hesitate. “If we leave this legislative session without any commitment to stable funding, there’s going to be a lot of people demanding answers,” the incoming head of the state teachers union said. “We will hold them accountable.” Even Democrats? Again, he did not pause. “Everyone,” he said, emphasizing the word, “will be held accountable.” Murillo’s comments came shortly after a 90-minute town hall meeting at Western High School on Saturday, a gathering attended by a...
Prospective CD3 candidate lays groundwork for bid against Heck, asks FEC for permission to be paid consultant to non-profit
Erin Bilbray, whose father was a congressman and who has evinced an interest in taking on Rep. Joe Heck in 2014, appears to be getting closer to jumping into the race, pending the results of a request she made last week to the Federal Election Commission. In the missive, which is attached below and was written by experienced election law attorneys from Perkins Coie, they reveal that the incipient candidate has not yet raised more than $5,000. But, the attorneys say, she has left her position as...
With daily releases from state Democrats pounding Gov. Brian Sandoval on the patient-dumping story, Democratic Rep. Dina Titus has penned a fairly pointless and obviously political letter to the state: Mr. Michael J. Willden Director Nevada Department of Health and Human Services 4126 Technology Way, Room 100 Carson City, Nevada 89706 Dear Director Willden: Recent news reports have described allegations that, in at least one instance, a patient at the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in...
Reid and those "problematic" contributions: He asked for them, but spokeswoman says he crossed no lines
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid solicited money from a donor who gave $100,000 to a SuperPAC linked to the senator, which dances very close to a legal prohibition. Will Kemp was a prime player in this fascinating story by the Review-Journal's excellent capital reporter, Steve Tetreault, about the timing of the contribution to the Senate Majority PAC in proximity to the majority leader pushing one of his law partners for a federal judgeship. When I talked to Kemp on Saturday, he told me Reid...
Democratic tax plan to be unveiled this week, will be combination of payroll tax, mining and long-term property tax changes
UPDATED: I'm also told Steve Wynn has decided to get engaged in the tax discussion and has called lawmakers, even going so far as to say he might come to Carson City next week. The gist of his pitch: Tax mining, not gaming! It's 1989 all over again. Please come to Carson in the springtime, Mr. Wynn. ---- I chatted with Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis and some other sources, Democratic and Republican, after a teachers union town hall Saturday morning and learned that the Democrats actually do...
During a time when state lawmakers are looking for more money, major gaming companies are enjoying the benefits of an anachronistic state law that grants $100 million in property tax breaks in Clark County. Public records show those benefiting are led by Wynn Las Vegas, which enjoys a $6.3 million tax break, easily outdistancing the $3.8 million abatement given to the second luckiest taxpayer, The Fontainebleau, which, by the way, is not open. The rest of the top 15, listed below, are all...