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WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? Most interesting thing you read or heard this week in Nevada politics? We are halfway through, so time for midterm grade. Please assign a grade and explain it to:   Sisolak Frierson Cannizzaro Some of my insiders pointed out that while it is halfway through the session, this arena is one where midterm grades may not mean much. As one put it: “It’s unfair to grade because although we are halfway arithmetically, we won’t...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? Most interesting thing you read or heard about Nevada politics this week? Now that the bill dump is done: best and worst bills? Thinking about the session's trajectory -- and I know it is early: Do you see signs that the triumverate (NC, JF and SS) will be able to shut down the session without the gov having to veto a bunch of stuff? Do you sense the Dems understand that they could hemorrhage in the state Senate and the...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? Most interesting thing you read or heard about Nevada politics this week? As the bills have dropped, what is your assessment of the inevitable clash between progressive wish list and what the governor will sign? Where are the hills to die for and where are the hills where bills will die? What will determine what lives, and what does not? Can leadership stop bills from being vetoed, and if so, how? Anyone or anything...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? The resignations of Atkinson and Sprinkle: Does this tell us anything about the process? What can we reform in government in light of recent happenings? Why are they happening? How can it be fixed? Can it be fixed? What do we need to do to get more quality candidates for Leg or key appointees?   If you ever doubt that I have a group of smart people giving me insight every weekend, read what the insiders had to say this...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? Most interesting thing you read or heard about Nevada politics this week? Kelvin: Thoughts -- how? why? fallout? what it says about him, the process, Nevada? How will it affect the session? Say as much as you want…. Thoughts on Nicole C. How will she do? Is she ready? How does that caucus change? So much good stuff this week and robust participation in the wake of the Kelvin temperature falling to beow zero. So let's...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: 1. Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2. What is the most interesting thing you read or heard about Nevada politics this week? 3. Three weeks in, do you detect a coherent Republican strategy? What about a coherent Democratic strategy? 4. Smartest bill so far? Dumbest bill so far? Meager response from my insiders this week – probably filling out Oscar ballots – but still some good stuff. My favorite on the strategies: Republican Strategy: Like 1980, guns...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? Most interesting thing you read or heard this week about Nevada politics? Who are the winners and losers, short- and long-term, in the aftermath of the background checks battle? Are there harbingers for the rest of the session? Notice anything else after the first two weeks percolating below the surface in Carson City? Lots of interesting takes on the background checks choreography and some other great insights. To wit...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? Most interesting thing you heard or read this week? Anything of note happen the first week of the session? On the governor, tell me: His biggest strength and weakness, his Achilles heel and what do you think will surprise everyone the most about him? Chances of passage ranked: Collective bargaining for state employees, minimum wage, sunset extensions and an extra week of early voting. Lots of good stuff from the...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? Most interesting thing you read or heard about NV politics this week? Who is the player to watch during the 2019 session no one is talking about? Is there an issue that hasn't been talked about it a lot that could become a big one?   Some contrarian views on secret plutonium, great names (mostly) for players to watch and some Indy genuflection (the team has earned it).   ►Love these: Everything is very quiet right now,...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? Most interesting thing you read or heard about Nevada politics this week? Were you surprised at anything Steve Sisolak said at IndyTalks? Do you see any fissures already developing inside the Democratic caucuses? Do you expect some to form and along what fault lines? Will Ruben file? Most of my insiders think Ruben will file, unless the SOS says he can’t convert his fed money (I hear an opinion is being worked on) or...

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