Big news in #nvleg from Team @TheNVIndy: GOP Leader @Anderson4nv leaving to go to economic development;… t.co/ksGuYMkjto
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Big state government news coming. You should be following @TheNVindy. We will publish soon.
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Um, he could ask @GovSandoval. Or read this:
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It's all Harry Reid's fault, though, tbh. t.co/MQMddtFXZc
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What was good for Obamacare is good for repeal? t.co/YYvHgHrIjp
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Details on Heller-Graham-Cassidy, the impact on Nevada and the split between two friends, via @meganmesserly. t.co/aorKIK5jtd
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A reminder that 13 Nevada lawmakers voted against banning conversion therapy a few months ago. @GovSandoval signed… t.co/jHWJ5UtyLa
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From an email blast @SenDeanHeller sent after @GovSandoval came out against his bill, along w/two news releases, in… t.co/ocoitOYeqE
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"I refuse to quit..This is the answer, and it’s our opportunity to repeal and replace Obamacare." -- @SenDeanHeller unfazed by @GovSandoval.
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Looking forward to this. t.co/5xhBoZzATT
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ICYMI, @meganmesserly had most in-depth take on @GovSandoval saying no to @SenDeanHeller's bill. (More in AM, too!) t.co/dozGPpEfnc
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So what did prominent elected officials and others give thanks for on Thursday? I happen to know: Gov. Brian Sandoval: For the Nevada Democrats. For a Goodman being hard to find. For the red wave (but did it have to be SO big?). Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: For Brian Sandoval and Joe Heck loving where they are. For the Assembly Republican Caucus. For making it to 75 on Tuesday – a k a for his eighth life (or is it his ninth?). Sen. Dean Heller: For not too many people noticing that he ran...
In a series of emails sent last night to his caucus, Non-Speaker-Designate Ira Hansen instructed his colleagues that he is still in charge, that committee assignments will remain in effect and that his replacement as speaker will have to hire the chief of staff he hired and the policy person he wanted. Oh, this is going to be some session, folks. From: Ira Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: November 23, 2014 at 8:51:10 PM PSTTo: Subject: Re: vote for...
UPDATED, 7 AM, 11/24/14: A rare glimpse into who lawmakers, at least this one, think are potential donors -- you know the same people who then lobby them. Below this piece I have posted the donor list Michele Fiore sent to all her members to call for money to retire their debts. ----- This weekend, before Ira Hansen announced his abdication, Speaker-in-Hoping Michele Fiore sent a long email to her caucus colleagues, announcing a tour of Switch and NPRI's Geoff Lawrence as the staff person for...
“I thought Ira was great. I have hope.” That was the text I received from a prominent Republican, and a sentiment echoed by many others, shortly after Ira Hansen appeared on “Ralston Reports” last week. I had pushed the assemblyman on his social conservatism and evolution-denying, but he had insisted he was in a different role as speaker and would play ball with the governor. Six days later, after what Hansen might call an Oriental water torture of revelations about his views on gays, African-...
UPDATE: Here's Hansen's somewhat unrepentant statement. For the greater good of the State of Nevada and the cause I support it is necessary for me to withdraw as Speaker Designee. The tens of thousands of people who both read my columns and listened to my radio shows through two decades in the media know this has been a carefully orchestrated attack to remove a conservative Republican from a major leadership role in State government. The deliberate character assassination and the politics of...
Yeah, that's it: Ira Hansen is being bullied and his character impugned by, you know, anyone who has read his horrific columns, terrible letter about gays and words during the session. Looks like he's going the circle-the-wagons route to solidfy support: This went out today from the speaker-to-be-maybe (I removed his phone number) -- who is this "they" of which he speaks (they sound bad): Hey everybody - thanks for hanging in there. Your support has been truly a blessing. Thought you might...
Spontaneous it ain't. A day after those revelations about incoming Speaker Ira Hansen's columns, GOP senators, led by Majority Leader Michael Roberson, let him have it. Be it for their self-interest or to try to push Hansen out without calling for him to leave, the senators used varying degrees of harsh language to condemn the incoming speaker. Roberson & Co. didn't like it when Hansen was installed as speaker-designate, and they surely see a chance now to cripple him. Roberson: "I...