#RalstonLive in a half-hour: On the eve of @marcorubio's visit to NV, his cousin, @MoDenisNV, who's also a NV legislator, joins me.
2 hours 15 min ago.
@SteveSebelius alas, 'tis so.
3 hours 6 min ago.
Just chatted w/Wells Griffith, deputy director of Our American Revival, linked to Scott Walker. He's in Carson City. Why? Ahem. #wematter
3 hours 17 min ago.
Cuckoo Coup recap: Doubtful enough votes. Even if do, strategy can't work. So if GOP Ass. Caucus tries to burn all down, self-immolation.
3 hours 31 min ago.
Not over yet by a long shot. Plenty of time for primary bill to be revived. t.co/owKCoGFMse
3 hours 33 min ago.
.@GovSandoval would have no problem holding lawmakers here all summer. Do they really want to burn the place down? I doubt enough do. 4/many
3 hours 34 min ago.
They want to reopen budget, cut by half a billion dollars. Does anyone think @GovSandoval would let that happen? He controls agenda. 3/many
3 hours 35 min ago.
Real question is why any of MFers Caucus would follow @irahansen off the cliff. The budget will not be cut despite hostage-taking. 2/many
3 hours 36 min ago.
As I said Tues, beware The Cuckoo Coup by GOP Ass. Caucus. So many flawed premises. Need DEMS to oust speaker. Need speaker 2 oust ML 1/many
3 hours 37 min ago.
.@repdinatitus won't be the "outlaw candidate" this time. t.co/dP1LTHKVPe
4 hours 54 min ago.
Businesses that opposed governor's new tax plan pay very little of the total burden. But it's the end of the world! t.co/FSqg509EUF
5 hours 56 min ago.
Turn out @marcorubio is doing 3 events in Vegas: One with Pawn Stars' Rick Harris on on Thurs. then at Switch and GOP HQ on Fri. #wematter
6 hours 28 min ago.
First it was Gov. Brian Sandoval moving to the middle on immigration issues. And now, just a few moments ago, the Senate Republicans, apparently kicking off their 2014 effort to retake the upper house (OK, I'm cynical), issued this release: The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, with the support of Governor Brian Sandoval, announced this week that its policy would be to honor the employment authorization card granted to successful applicants under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (...
April Mastroluca, a Democratic assemblywoman poised to play a key role in the 2013 Legislature, will send a letter to Gov. Brian Sandoval on Friday announcing her resignation. The stunning move comes after the potential Ways and Means chairwoman decided, she says, that she could no longer serve because of what she described as family issues. She declined to elaborate, but she sounded shaken during a phone conversation. I had been told by a couple of good sources that her employer, the national...
I understand that Hispanic advocates are ecstatic about the record turnout in Nevada this cycle, as much as 19 percent of the vote, according to exit polls. Indeed, the Latino landslide for President Obama helped him easily win Nevada again. Exit polls showed Obama won Hispanics by 50 points or more, contributing to his more than 6 percentage point win here. But America's Voice, a leading national group advocating for immigration reform went a bit too far in its post-election hype about Nevada...
In an email sent to employees today, one day after KSNV and the Review-Journal reported on a management shakeup, Paul Hamilton, overseeing the Greenspun family finances and now in firm control of the Las Vegas Sun, sent this to the newspaper's employees: Last night, a story was circulated regarding changes in the management of the Greenspun companies. I would like to set the record straight on a couple of points. First, the board’s recent actions regarding management of the Greenspun Media...
In what has become a familiar pattern, a court has swatted away failed congressional hopeful Danny Tarkanian's attempts to avoid paying any money toward a $17 million judgment against him and his family. Tarkanian staved off filing bankruptcy during his campaign in what was seen as an obvious move to preserve his electoral viability. But that may no longer be an option after a couple of court decisions this week -- the documents are attached here. The first was the federal court in California's...
UPDATED WITH GOV. BRIAN SANDOVAL REAX BELOW WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE -- THE SPEAKER...SPEAKS, ALSO BELOW It’s hard to imagine a more unlikely sponsor of a voter ID bill than Democratic Secretary of State Ross Miller. During the last two cycles, Miller has fought back against assaults on the integrity of the electoral process. In 2008, Miller debunked various allegations and prosecuted ACORN, linked to his own party. In 2012, he pushed back against wispy GOP allegations of potential fraud and...
I understand the “newspaper” has lost a lot of institutional knowledge with its gutting of its editorial work force during the last six months. But this morning's editorial either tendentiously or ignorantly erases history to make an ideological point. The Las Vegas Review-Journal piece is about the state-county settlement on that lawsuit sparked by the Legislature’s local government money grab, which the state Supreme Court, in one of the seminal decisions in state history, called into...
'Tis the season of giving, so in that spirit I offer my advice for the troubled Nevada Republican Party, which was the subject of this unintentioanlly humorous piece in the "newspaper" that included the Clark GOP chairwoman withholding support for Gov. Brian Sandoval. This is a group that needs help, one that needs an upgrade to be classified as a "laughingstock" after a cycle in which it was avoided by every campaign and relegated to the background by a shadow organization erected to work...
The state teachers union has sufficient signatures to qualify its margin tax petition, and it reports having paid 205 circulators a total of $460,000. That's according to the secretary of state -- documents attached here. Now that the raw numbers of 152,713 signatures has been counted -- more than twice as many as were needed -- clerks will now examine statutory amounts of signatures in selected counties. They have nine days to do so. But remember: The state Supreme Court has to decide next...
Mark Hutchison, who parlayed his role as Nevada's lawyer fighting Obamacare to a state Senate seat, formed a political action committee three days after he was elected this month. Records show Hutchison formed "Nevada Strong, Inc," on Nov. 9, with its purpose "to support political candidates and causes." Oh? Who? And when? Hutchison surely wouldn't be thinking of running for attorney general right after getting elected, just as his colleague Greg Brower is, would he? I am sure this is just to...