Legislative leaders met with Brooks on Sunday, and he agrees to leave

So a cadre of legislative leaders met Sunday in Carson City with troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks, and he subsequently agreed to an indefinite leave of absence.

I'm told Brooks emphasized he has a passel of medical problems -- as opposed to psychological -- that he needs some time to heal, using that as the reason for his leave. But the key here is that the select committee, to be appointed this week, will still go on with its business to investigate Brooks.

So Democratic leaders breathe a sigh of relief as they solve a short-term problem -- getting Brooks the help he needs and NOT in Carson City -- and move forward to address the long-term issue of whether he should be allowed to serve later.

Now if they can get past the ceremonial stuff today -- he will be sworn in -- and move forward....

The had it first and the Sun followed.