Imagine if Gov. Brian Sandoval had just said no to Tesla.
Imagine if he had told Elon Musk he would not submit to his demands for as much as a billion dollars in tax breaks.
Imagine if the governor had announced to the world that Nevada would not play the incentives game.
Just imagine. And then realize how insane that is.
10:17 PM: THE END
Almost done. The big tax break bill passed without any senator standing to say a word except for Majority Leader Mo Denis. Seriously. How do members of both parties justify not explaining their votes on such a history-making (for good or ill) measure?
My guess is this silence does not happen in the Assembly.
The Culinary union has entered the race to save state Sen. Justin Jones, with an excellent piece distributed this week, and the state party has continued its pummeling of challenger Becky Harris with three new mailers.
The mail is jamming boxes already. The spending here, as I have said, will exceed seven figures.
All attached here.
One of the best things about Nevada's 150th is an upcoming portrait of state luminaries in period garb by artist Steve Saylor.
I got a sneak peek and was able to take two shots, as you will see below.
That's Ron James, Sen. Dean Heller, Gov. Bob List (eyes closed), Gov. Bob Miller, first Lady Dawn Gibbons, first Lady Dema Guinn and Rep. Mark Amodei.
Led by a former governor and lieutenant governor, as well as a Las Vegas Sands operative and three ex-state senators, conservatives are rallying next week in a pair of fundraisers to help attorney general hopeful Adam Laxalt.
Ex-Gov. Bob List and former Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt will headline one event Tuesday at the latter's restaurant, The Bootlegger, while Las Vegas Councilman Bob Beers, one of those ex-senators, will host one at Mundo in downtown Las Vegas two days later.
I have been saying for some time that the amount of money spent in the three state Senate districts that will determine the majority in 2015 will be astronomical.
And at the end of August, the Senate Republicans ensured it will be even larger by setting up two new political action committees on the same day.