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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 about Nevada politics/government? Filing opens Monday. Make one surprise prediction of who does/doesn't file? What is most and least likely to be true in five years: Dean Heller will be a U.S. senator/Michael McDonald will be chairman of the state GOP/A Goodman will be mayor of Las Vegas/Harry Reid will still have influence in Nevada   Good stuff from the insiders,...
Welcome to The Weekly Report. This week: Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? Most interesting thing you read this week about Nevada politics? This mean anything for the campaign? https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/democratic-attorney-general-candidate-helped-amend-bill-that-could-benefit-trial-attorneys-including-his-current-employer Brent Jones vs. Michael Roberson? Will that happen? Does it matter?   Insiders mostly think Ford’s favor for the trial lawyers could be problematic. But it’s...
Welcome to The Weekly Report. This week: 1.   Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2.   Your reaction to the Rob Roy interview (there will be more Sunday if you want to wait)? And how epic will the battle with NVE be? 3.   What's the most interesting thing you read this week about Nevada politics/policy and why? 4. Odds of any gun control measure ever passing in Nevada?   Strong reactions, pro and con and mixed, to Rob Roy. Cynicism on gun control, as to be expected, but some real gems on stuff...
Welcome to The Weekly Report. This week: 1.   Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2.   Your thoughts on Steve Wynn's departure and what comes next? 3.   Your reaction to some things this week: Adam Laxalt saying he can't comment on the Wynn story because he is counsel to the GCB; Steve Sisolak's promise to donate his salary until education turns around; NV Energy's $30 million campaign to defeat ECI; and the John Lee/Ryann Juden vs. Qiong Liu developments.   Not much love at all for the Laxalt...
Welcome to The Weekly Report. This week: 1. Smartest/dumbest moves of the week?2. What do you think comes of the GCB probe of Wynn? 3. Anything jump out at you in the new federal money reports?https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/fresh-round-of-fundraising-reports-shed-light-on-competitive-nevada-house-senate-races Some very thoughtful stuff from the insiders on GCB and Wynn. Worth a read. And: ►This is really smart – and a bit worrisome: There really is no way to predict the outcome. Does...
Welcome to The Weekly Report. This week: Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? Theories on Barlow resignation/guilty plea: This is it? First domino?  She's almost been forgotten amid all the noise around Heller. Rate Catherine Cortez Masto's first year. The DMV can't police a contract. The mentally ill are living in Third World conditions. The state can't seem to do big or small things well sometimes. Is this because of: underfunding, hiring bad people or something else?  AND: Thoughts on the...
Welcome to The Weekly Report. This week: 1.   Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2.   Cresent Hardy is in. Horsford will be soon. Handicap that race now, and will there be a real Dem primary? 3.   Anything jump out at you from the campaign contributions so far? 4.   What else you seeing out there? Speak up! Only one insider picked Spearman in an upset, but I think this could be a crazy year in Nevada. Lots of good stuff below: ►From a GOP lobbyist: Adam Laxalt has been around too little to be...
Welcome to The Weekly Report. This week: 1. Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2. Your take on the NLV soap opera? 3. Why would Adam Laxalt release a poll showing him 50 points ahead of Dan Schwartz? Usually this kind of thing is done to hurt a foe's fundraising but Schwartz wasn't going to get any money anyhow. So: A. The poll is bullshit. B. He is afraid of Schwartz. C. His campaign is inept. 4. Craziest scenario, ranked: A. Kihuen files B. Tark decides to run for LG C. Heller doesn't file D...
Welcome to The Weekly Report. This week: 1. Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2. Who is the strongest/weakest Democratic candidate in CD4? 3. Does the Trump-Bannon feud affect Heller-Tark? Or nothingburger? 4. Most damaging issues in gov's race -- rank them: Stadium/Adelson/personal issues/voting records The insiders are not sanguine about Pat Spearman’s chances, don’t think Trump-Bannon will have much impact, believe Dean Heller was weak on pot, saw Nelson Araujo as really hurting himself...
Welcome to The Weekly Report. All I asked for this week was a list of top political stories and predictions for ’18. A few dedicated insiders heeded the call on a holiday weekend. Some trenchant and hilarious stuff. Enjoy their musings, and have a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year. TOP STORIES 1. 1 October. Tragically, from any aspect it’s the top story of 2017. The amazing response from the Las Vegas community ,police, fire and AMR, an outpouring of support from locals, empathy and...

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