Carson City, Jan. 5, 2015 – Gov. Brian Sandoval and legislative leaders today announced the “Moving Nevada Forward” plan, a combination of taxes and reforms that they said will lay the groundwork for the state’s future.
After covering politics long enough, you think you lose the capacity to be astonished.
But I find, especially in Nevada, this is not so.
The ad below is online and about to go on TV with a lot of money behind it, I am reliably told.
It is about this case in which state Sen. Justin Jones worked for Sands boss Sheldon Adelson and which came up when he first won his state Senate seat by 300 votes in 2012. The ad below -- people with goatees look SO sinister -- and this web page show this race is about to get nasty. He is running against Becky Harris.
House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy, who succeeded the defeated and resigned Eric Cantor, will be in Las Vegas next week to help Rep. Joe Heck raise money.
Among those on the host committee are four gaming company luminaries: Caesars' Gary Loveman, Las Vegas Sands' Mike Leven and Station Casinos' Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta. Many well-known business doyens also are on the list.
Heck is considered a solid favorite against Democrat Erin Bilbray.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman accused the Clark County Commission on Thursday evening of hoping a downtown soccer stadium never gets built while also railing about the release of documents showing pro formas of the proposal.
Republican attorney general hopeful Adam Laxalt, who already has announced that the state's GOP sheriffs have endorsed him, now has endorsements from GOP district attorneys.
In other news, it's hot again today in Las Vegas. But it's a dry heat.
(I wonder if Democratic hopeful Ross Miller, the secretary of state, can get former Democratic governors such as Richard Bryan or the guy who came after him to endorse him? That would be HUGE.)