Very excited to announce this event with three of the best political reporters in the country -- @jmartNYT,… t.co/N84MJbxQzE
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I mentioned yesterday what a joke of a $$ operation the NV GOP is -- $1.7M for the Dems and $55K for the GOP. But t… t.co/Tr71a2Ebur
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@TavernWench That was right after the NBC piece!
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Mitch McConnell will soon announce the Senate must ignore this finding. t.co/Jy46K6OPNk
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Good morning from NV, where 12 years ago today, NBC aired the definitive story about how to pronounce the name of t… t.co/N8KERTBYKK
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Here's our story on the teachers union second scheme to raise a billion dollars for education -- raising the sales… t.co/KqYwpDQ3Zi
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In 1997, Clark County commissioners told state lawmakers they unanimously embraced a plan to raise sales taxes to pay for water system infrastructure. After much wrangling, and a message from Gov. Bob Miller that he would not sign the tax if it were imposed by the Legislature, legislators enabled the locals to raise the tax they said they supported. And then the backpedaling began. Commissioners cited polls showing people were opposed. Gadflies buzzed about at their meetings. It must go on the...
Columbia Journalism Review, a respected trade publication, has published an examination of the Nevada media's coverage of the film tax credit bill. The piece features interviews with journalists who covered the measure, inluding the Sun's Anjeanette Damon, the "newspaper's" Sean Whaley and yours truly. Some highlights: ----In many ways, the Nevada tax credit bill followed a script common to such “tax expenditures.” A legislative champion—in this case, Democratic State Sen. Aaron Ford—brought...
Much has been made -- especially by me -- of how much the Democratic voter registration edge matters in Nevada. It is still close to 100,000 voters, and GOP operatives know they must close the gap or risk losing races they should have won or sweating out ones that should be locks (hello, Gov. Brian Sandoval). I have learned, however, that very quietly, the GOP effort to close the margin has begun, using standard buzz phrases such as "Repeal Obamacare" and "Stop Runaway Spending," with a side of...
UPDATED BELOW SEVERAL TIMES: Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will meet with Gov. Brian Sandoval on Aug. 13 in Las Vegas, sources confirmed. Moniz will be in Nevada for the National Clean Energy Summit, which officials there originally believed the governor would attend but now realize he will not. But, it now turns out, he has to be in Las Vegas that day to meet with the secretary. The two have sparred over DOE shipments of nuclear waste. ---- LATEST UPDATE, 8/6: A week after the secretary...
A letter from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to federal regulators, appearing to tell them to expedite Warren Buffett's purchase of NV Energy, raises questions -- and not just his use of "impact" as a verb. Reid's July 23 communication with federal regulators precedes last week's letters from Sen. Dean Heller and Gov. Brian Sandoval on behalf of the state's utility monopoly, just in case those folks didn't know that NV Energy and Buffett had friends in high places. Reid is very careful in...
You may have heard about how state Sens. Tick Segerblom and Greg Brower are heading up a new PAC to advocate for a new Court of Appeals in Nevada. But that bipartisan duo is joined by 11 other lawmakers (seven Democrats and four Republicans) on the PAC filing documents (attached here). If only it were this easy to get Democrats to take a stand on the margins tax....
Attendees at the 6th annual Clean Energy Summit a week from Tuesday can walk into another room at lunch and visit House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. But bring a check. Pelosi will also be at Mandalay Bay while Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his friends tout solar power. Pelosi will be there to raise money for Nevada hopeful Erin Bilbray, running against Rep. Joe Heck, and for Rep. Steven Horsford. Maybe Bilbray will actually answer questions there. (Putting in request for camera right...
Amid efforts to anoint state Sen. Mark Hutchison for lieutenant governor, factions inside the always entertaining Nevada Republican Party are threatening to strike back against the GOP empire. Whether this will be fodder to entertain pundits (I'm game) or just sound and fury will not be known until next year when filing arrives. But you have two two palpable developments that indicate the natives are restless. And the natives can be a pain in the.... 1. The Ron Paul folks are not happy about...