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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Time to watch Lev Parnas on with @maddow. t.co/2LvllMdA10
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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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UPDATE, 9:30 AM: Turns out the Washoe GOP really can't help itself. How many shovels does the party have to keep digging this hole deeper? On its Facebook page, the party attacks a college Democrat for speaking out in favor of taxes at this week's Washoe County Commission meeting. "This young man needs to get in the real world of making a living then form his views," the post says. Really? Forget the implication that the kid doesn't have a right to speak up. This is from the same party whose...
UPDATED, 11/15/13 WITH VIDEO VERSION: "No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear." ---Edmund Burke On Tuesday evening two concurrent meetings took place in Nevada, one in Las Vegas and one in Reno, that emphasized just how sad the state of political affairs is in the state. In the Washoe County Commission chambers, Kitty Jung couldn’t even get a second for her motion for a small tax increase to repair aging schools that had survived...
Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick informed ex-Assemblyamn Kelly Kite last week that his complaint against the man who replaced him, Jim Wheeler, will not be considered by the Select Committee on Ethics. In the letter, posted here with an analysis from the Legislative Counsel Bureau, Kirkpatrick informs Kite that the panel has no jurisdiction to consider the complaint, which involves Wheeler's residency and financial reporting. The argument essentially is that the secretary of state has...
Proponents of The Education Initiative, a k a the margin tax, will meet Tuesday evening with wary legislative Democrats about the ballot initiative that could drive turnout next year. I'm told the union folks plan to be sober but not threatening, urging the Democrats, some flying to Las Vegas from the North, to get on board because of polling data that indicates it could pass. The Democrats, who have a vacancy in the top race and a couple of female Danish princesses in the lieutenant governor's...
UPDATED: Former deputy sues Vegas constable for sexual harassment, names Clark County for lax oversight
UPDATE, 11/12/13: Attorney Andrew Rempfer says -- and this is the epitomy of irony -- the constable has evaded service. You know, what people usually do to constables trying to serve them! And, according to an email trail he provided, John Bonaventura's lawyer won't be served, either: Mr. Pool: Your comments below are inapposite to your Notice of Appearance, Docket #7. That Notice proves you have implied authority to accept service. In re Focus Media, Inc., 387 F.3d 1077 (9th Cir. 2004). I...
My brother and I were as competitive as any two siblings could be. It didn’t matter if it were basketball or soccer or family card games. We were both intense as kids. But if I was a Type A, he was Type A-plus, perhaps because he was younger. And like any siblings only 14 months apart, we often fought, too, always looking for the upper hand, always trying to one-up the other. We were close, yet we were not. We were alike, yet we were different. We loved each other, but didn’t always like each...
News item: National report card shows Nevada is seventh worst in nation in education. News item: National Democrats give up on targeting Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval. I imagine a speech: I am here today to announce my candidacy for governor because the state I love is not the state it should be. I like Brian Sandoval. I think he loves this state as much as I do. But despite what he says, the skies are not sunny. And this nice guy is going to help us continue to finish last. It’s time...
Pretty smooth move by both sides, getting the regulators to agree, involving all parties, saving ratepayers money (even securing a rebate!) and paving the way for Nevada to become Buffettland. The RJ's Steve Sebelius broke the news on Twitter this morning, and here's the story. And here are details, via the company, of what was filed with the Public Utilities Commission Friday morning (it still must be heard by the commissioners) by NV Energy and Mid-American, the Warren Buffett subdisary: ...
The argument is stunning in its simplicity and perniciousness: Voters should be deprived of certain information when making decisions on campaigns. I’m not talking about a candidate’s sex life or his or her high school transcripts. I refer to who is funding political propaganda brandished in campaigns through the panoply of media available today – the mail, television, the web. If you think that voters don’t need to know the source of political attacks, then you are right in line with groups...
That was fast. The broad coalition of gaming and business interests organizing to defeat the teachers' margin tax proposal has changed the name of a PAC filed just a month ago. The original name, Margin Tax Initiative Research Committee, was silly, even though the claim was the groups had to study the issue before formally coming out to oppose it. Last week, the group filed an amendment to the PAC, changing its name to: "Coalition to Defeat the Margin Tax Initiative" Was it something I...