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
A half-dozen groups, including the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, have drafted an open letter to various states about Tesla Motors as it decides where to locate a battery "gigafactory," urging negotiators to be transparent and not to give away the store.
Adam Laxalt’s campaign for attorney general has become what his old law firm’s evaluation committee once said of his legal skills: a train wreck.
One day after the release of a highly critical evaluation of Adam Laxalt, the GOP attorney general hopeful moved into damage control mode.
Step One: Best defense is a good offense. Laxalt tried to raise money off the disaster, asserting it is "petty politics" from his foe, Secretary of State Ross Miller. I have attached the solicitation here.
UPDATE: The chancellor and the chairman of the board of regents backed up UNLV President Don Snyder's open questioning of an academic study after major political players objected. They made it sound as if this is about a vigorous debate between academics, when it really is about an administration bending to the will of major donors.