The Nevada Jobs Coalition, which raised nearly seven figures last cycle and is run by Team Hutchoval, mailed its first pieces into key state Senate districts during the last few days, with a common theme: Apples.
It seems both Becky Harris, running against state Sen. Justin Jones, and Patricia Farley, taking on Assemblywoman Marilyn Dondero Loop, have a lot in common, including apples and Gov. Brian Sandoval. See what I mean by looking at the pieces, which are attached here.
Two months before the general election, UNITE HERE has erected a new site with a quixotic name: "Fixing Obamacare: An Honest Discussion."
The site contains a column by the union's leader, D. Taylor, who has been very critical of the Obama Administration, but also has sections criticizing the GOP. The union appears to have an eye toward 2016 here but the impact could be felt in 2014, where Democrats had hoped the deleterious political effects of Obamacare had subsided.
On Labor Day, GOP Treasurer contender Dan Schwartz has made a small TV buy with a couple of 15-second spots.
News item: State Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson is named “Legislator of the Year” by the "National Education Association’s Pacific Region Republican Educators Caucus.”
So now we know what it takes to get Nevada Democrats angry and activated.
Not the putrid state of education funding in Nevada leaving the state near the cellar.
Trouble in business paradise?
The Las Vegas Metro Chamber, which recently saw the departure of its veteran Carson City lobbyist Sam McMullen, now has lost its government affairs vice president.
Chamber Chairwoman Kristin McMillan sent an email this morning announcing that McAnallen, who has been in the job for three years, is leaving for the city. McAnallen replaces John Lopez, the ex-John Ensign aide who was at the city for a cup of coffee before going to Cox Communications.
The Coalition to Defeat the Margin Tax (and propose no alternatives) is trying to raise more money for the fall assault on The Education Initiative.
The group already has reported taking in $2.3 million to fight the tax plan on the ballot. The teachers union has reported raising half that much.
And now the opponents are holding their first public fundraiser, as if to say: Look who's on our side. (You know, pretty much everybody)
Medical marijuana is legal in Nevada, is being licensed by the state and local governments, but is not welcome at UNLV.
What's below went out this morning.
I hope no professor does a study saying the administration is wrong on this interpretation.
A few days after UNLV backed off its own study, the economist who oversaw the margin tax evaluation has responded, saying he will put a disclaimer on future studies.
And I was afraid this would chill academic freedom. Silly me.
Actually, Stephen Brown did not back away from the study. But a disclaimer? Really?
Here it is:
The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) was established in 1975 to: (1) make