Good morning from The #WeMatter State.
NV fun fact: 19th NV Gov. Vail Pittman was born on this day in 1880. His br… t.co/I9dyHTDgtR
3 hours 59 min ago.
@mbrooksrjc @RJC Not familiar with that site.
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@mbrooksrjc @RJC Not familiar with that organization.
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“Rep. Susie Lee, a Democrat from Nevada, failed to properly disclose stock trades worth as much as $3.3 million”
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Reid Machine 1; Socialists, 0.
Imagine an army surrendering and then unloading its arsenal on the victors. That's… t.co/rTuqcgVg5a
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Yes, @DeanHeller would be first NV senator to become governor. Forgot I had linked to this great piece by… t.co/lGfE49VoqL
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I think @jmartNYT’s point is it is quite common for govs to run for Senare, very rare other way. t.co/z9127K1Jgh
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@MikeLDayton @DeanHeller Finn worked for Heller.
18 hours 32 min ago.
@jmartNYT @DeanHeller This is a good question that I will answer definitively.
I don't think so but I am not sure.
18 hours 45 min ago.
And there it is, as if you needed confirmation I was right, a missive sent by @DeanHeller's former district directo… t.co/sx2XRRzUda
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Too long a line anyhow. t.co/DoABdgzJMp
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"Only 41.4 percent of Nevada students in third through eighth grade scored proficient in English Language Arts..sli… t.co/uLUIEpLqBW
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With racial politics thick in the air, the Culinary union has endorsed a longtime police union lobbyist to replace expelled Assemblyman Steven Brooks in the Legislature. In a letter to commissoners (pasted below), Culinary Political Director Yvanna Cancela informs the board that the labor organization is behind Michelle Jotz, who recently left the Police Protective Association, where she had been for seven years and was director of governmental affairs. She now works in Metro Internal Affairs....
National transportation group: 86 percent of Reno/Carson roads, 56 percent of Vegas roads in disrepair
No kidding! Those are the findings of TRIP, which will be releasing the data this morning in Carson City. I have advanced copies of the releases and the report, attached here.
AG to tax department: You can't pierce collective bargaining agreements if you take over NLV finances
That's the gist of an opinion I have obtained that the attorney general signed last week. It tells the state taxation department it does not have the authority to open collective bargaining agreements, and it also says if the tax department is forced to raise city property taxes in an emergency, the usual abatements do not apply. Welcome to North Las Vegas, Mayor John Lee. The opinion is attached here.
Not since 2003, when a governor sued the Legislature, has there been such a sizzling separation of powers debate percolating in Carson City, one that could determine myriad political and policy fates. None of this may ever get to court – I continue to believe it is unlikely Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson could ever get majority support for a margins tax alternative. But if it does end up across the way from the Legislative Building, the Gang of 62 should be careful what it wishes for...
That's the gist of a new legislative legal opinion that mining taxman Michael Roberson obtained shortly after news broke of executive branch analysis that could block an alternative to the margins tax from the ballot. It's all about the power of the Legislature to do what it wants. There is a real separation of powers battle brewing this session, unlike any we have seen before. The opinion is attached.
From county site: FINALS, 10:00 PM Municipal Primary Election April 2, 2013 Unofficial Final Results Updated 04/02/2013 09:48 PM REGISTRATION & TURNOUT392,154 Registered Voters Voting Method Total %/Reg ELECTION DAY TURNOUT 14,923 3.81 % EARLY VOTE TURNOUT 22,254 5.67 % MAIL TURNOUT 7,455 1.90 % Total...
UPDATED BELOW WITH STATEMENT FROM SEN. MICHAEL ROBERSON AND FRIENDS, REAFFIRMING (THEY SAY) LEGISLATIVE SUPREMACY: That's the gist of an exchange of letters I have obtained and posted here. Some good reading. Bye bye mining tax alternative. Hello, margins tax campaign. Unless the Legislature passes a tax package..... ROBERSON ET AL STATEMENT: Senators Roberson, Kieckhefer, Hardy, Brower, Hammond and HutchisonReaffirm Constitutional Authority of the Legislature History has...
UPDATED NUMBERS, AS OF 3 PM 8,125 total voters By city: NLV: 1,571 Mesquite: 337 LV: 2,795 Henderson: 3,422 This will be updated later: After three and a half hours (as of 10:30), here are the numbers: 2,843 total voters By city: NLV: 612 Mesquite: 80 LV: 1,037 Henderson: 1,114
Yes, it's a small sample, but: What do you think of the Las Vegas Review-Journal's new website? Primary tabs View Edit Outline Results(active tab) Votes Like someone threw up in HTML 46% (44 votes) Full of ads and photos and signifying nothing 24% (23 votes) Impossible to navigate 20% (19 votes) Brillant, easy-to-navigate design 8% (8 votes) Total votes: 94