9 hours 18 min ago.
Great discussion tonight about Tesla with @JHughJackson. Excellent to and fro on the deal. We'll have to do it again.
9 hours 25 min ago.
@bzref Delay your reservation?
9 hours 26 min ago.
@ChadJStephens I have not. But it's surely a gamble. Many of pieces written show authors have not read bill. There are some safeguards.
10 hours 50 min ago.
@1_MO5150 That's not his account.
10 hours 58 min ago.
Question for tonight's program: Did the Silver State get swindled by Tesla Motors or was it a good deal? Tweet to #RalstonReports.
11 hours 5 min ago.
@RGJRayHagar Love it, man.
11 hours 6 min ago.
You have to follow @RGJRayHagar for 2 reasons: One, he gets pols to say the dumbest stuff. Two, dude says whatever comes into his head.
11 hours 18 min ago.
RT @JHughJackson: .@RalstonReports OK! Jeopardy of Fortune-and-a-Half Men or whatever's on the other channels don't stand a chance./It's on!
11 hours 25 min ago.
With all the criticism of Tesla incentives, @JHughJackson and I will take our discussion to "Ralston Reports" tonight. There will be blood.
12 hours 30 min ago.
The National Rifle Association spread around five figures to Nevada legislative candidates in 2010 and 2012, including to key Carson City players. The NRA has given to about a third of the current crop and in a bipartisan fashion. The contributions, while not overwhelming, indicate that the gun lobby is interested in squelching legislation in Carson City. Its biggest contribution, not surprisingly, was to ex-state Sen. John Lee, who proposed that campus carry bill now being pushed by newly...
Frankly, I had forgotten, until reminded on Twitter (of course!), how strongly pro-gun Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was when the Clark County Shooting Park opened in March 2010. Standing next to the NRA's Wayne LaPierre, Reid talked of him like a soldier in arms ("We have stood together in so many battles over the years.") and bragged of past, present and future efforts to oppose the assault weapons ban. I should have included Reid's remarks in my earlier post on Reid and guns -- hat tip...
If I didn't know better, I'd say the incumbent GOP boss stuffed the ballot box. The results of the site poll: Michael McDonald 44% (148 votes) Brian Krolicki 29% (96 votes) Sharron Angle 11% (37 votes) Sheldon Adelson 11% (37 votes) Mitt Romney 3% (12 votes) New poll up soon.....
This is one of those times when it becomes difficult, if not impossible, to separate the personal from the political. And for a political being as complicated, calculating and yet paradoxically erratic as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the personal impact may override anything else. Yes, even with the man I call Prince Harry, who would have certainly made Machiavelli blush at his mulifarious political schemes and who would have happily been Mick’s muse as he belted out “Sympathy for the...
County hospital CEO: "UMC is not being sold. UMC is not being privatized. No one will lose their job or benefits."
Here's what CEO Brian Brannman, whose facility is under assault from within and without, sent to his employees and had posted throughout the county hospital today -- an obvious attempt to reassure and quell percolating rumors: I want to take this opportunity to address the rumors and speculation that have been widely circulating regarding the future of UMC. You, our employees, are what keep this hospital running and providing the highest quality of care. You are also on the front lines, and...
The Nevada News Bureau, which has provided a reliable source of news outside of the state's newspapers, will close this Friday. Very sad news for the industry here as NNB broke stories and kept other reporters on their toes. Here's the announcement from Publisher Elizabeth Crum: Readers, Colleagues, Media Partners & Friends: It is with deep appreciation for your help, encouragement, readership and support over the past three years that I am tasked with announcing the suspension of...
UPDATED BELOW WITH REID'S SENATE FLOOR REMARKS As some of his colleagues called for gun control measures, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will have to reconcile his past fealty to gun rights interests in the state with growing demands for action. Reid is expected to speak today on the Senate floor about guns amid a rising volume of voices calling for action, whatever it might be, to prevent similiar tragedies, a nearly impossible task. But as the president lamented last night in Newtown...
In 2003, despite being deemed an ethics transgressor by a state tribunal and despite federal authorities sniffing around him, Michael McDonald still had a friend in the Culinary union. "Michael has been a strong supporter of unions and working families," Culinary political director Glen Arnodo told the Review-Journal shortly before McDonald lost his re-election bid. Nine years later, having metamorphosed into the chairman of the state Republican Party, McDonald still has a friend in the...
When you cover politics for a long time, you meet all kinds of activists, some more memorable than others. I will never forget Doris Femenella, one of the kindest, sweetest people I had the good frotune to meet and married to her firebrand of a husband, Bob. I met them when I first started covering politics in Nevada 26 years ago, and we immediately took a liking to each other. Doris was not a great source -- it wasn't that kind of relationship. We were friends. But Doris was a great person,...