Resistance is futile. t.co/v0n4R5t29r
11 hours 30 min ago.
Also, @meganmesserly chatted with @CoryBooker today, including about landmark abortion rights bill in Nevada. t.co/2hD1mkFdQw
13 hours 44 min ago.
#WeMatter update. t.co/4c5p8iQg3H
13 hours 47 min ago.
@MeghinDelaney There’s no arrogance like MA arrogance like no arrogance I know.
And I was agreeing with you!
13 hours 56 min ago.
@MeghinDelaney Like most real states, uses property tax.
14 hours 11 min ago.
Very timely study by @taxfoundation on sales taxes as #nvleg debates funding options. It shows NV is fifth in count… t.co/FAzQ6mWKLW
14 hours 31 min ago.
Two more @TheNVIndy interns get their first byline the same day they get a taste of vexed @MKNVspeaks! Congrats! t.co/DIMdVjPC3h
15 hours 12 min ago.
The Dean(a) of the Delegation is having a helluva week. t.co/BGD5onX4dn
15 hours 39 min ago.
tfw you click on the site and see your small staff has produced six excellent stories overnight -- five from the ca… t.co/Akzc4Ae3jP
16 hours 57 min ago.
Our @danielrothberg has the rundown of the fire briefing, with context and insight. t.co/uVJQK8H7yL
17 hours 13 min ago.
They promised never to use general fund money for these scholarships.
They always were going to have to do it.
17 hours 28 min ago.
This is nuts: Lawmakers approve two new buildings that have doubled in cost in two years. Great find by… t.co/iSu136rAjG
17 hours 43 min ago.
So what do you do if you just became speaker and majority leader and have a sizable majority? Go to Disneyland? Nope. Extract as much money as you can from donors before Session '13 begins. Assembly Democratic leaders Marilyn Kirkpatrick, the speaker to be, and William Horne, the majority leader to come, are having a joint fundraiser Nov. 27in Las Vegas. (Invitation attached here.) So lobbyists and the like: A few days after you give thanks on Turkey Day, go give thanks to Kirkpatrick and Horne...
So what are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Sen. Dean Heller talking about in DC this morning? One suggestion by a wag is attached here. If you have your own, please give me your best in the comments.
This nugget passed on to me by history expert William Lefkovics, a seminal day in Nevada political history: On November 15, 2007, Las Vegas, NV hosted a presidential candidate debate, a first for Nevada. The Democratic candidates for the 2008 Presidential election squared off at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in a debate moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Seven candidates fought it out on stage: Senator Joe Biden (DE), Senator Hillary Clinton (NY), Senator Christopher Dodd (CT), former...
Darwin didn’t see this much evolution on the Galapagos. Sean Hannity is evolving. Dean Heller is evolving. Even Harry Reid is evolving. Hannity, whose FOX scripts often seem written by the Republican National Committee, now says he sees the need for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Heller, who sneered about Obamacare and the president’s economic plan, now marvels at how Barack Obama connects with the middle class. And Reid, who all but said a President Romney’s agenda would be...
As he prepares for Session ’13 and, inevitably, Campaign ’14, Gov. Brian Sandoval, he of the 60 percent approval rating, has established himself as one of the singularly politically skillful pols in Nevada history. But he is not invincible. Despite the governor’s early anointment for a second term, as Democrats prepare the spit for a sacrificial lamb, the Sandoval myth needs to be separated from the reality. I acknowledge he is a solid favorite for re-election. But let’s not forget the calendar...
Leo Bletnitsky, active in the most radical GOP (Clark County) in Nevada and the local chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition, says it's time for voter ID, a better ground game and to purge the Ron Paul influence. Here's his email sent this morning: Last Tuesday’s results were not what we had hoped and worked for! However, I do want to congratulate Senator Dean Heller and Congressman Dr. Joe Heck as well as the other state and local candididates on their victories. That being...
1. "We beat Shelley Berkley -- we can beat ANYONE!" 2. "We beat John Oceguera -- now that takes skill!" 3. "We fought for the state Senate -- and the Democrats won!" 4. "We wanted the new congressional district -- but the polls were wrong!" 5. "Mark Amodei won -- take that Democrats!" 6. "We beat the Assembly majority leader -- and picked up no seats!" 7. "They have a Latino and a woman leading the Legislature, and we have two white guys -- we are the future!" 8. "At least Sharron Angle didn't...
That was the poll question -- would Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have anything nice to say about Mitt Romney, whom he pilloried during the campaign, after Nov. 6? Not so far. And site readers said overwhemingly -- 86 percent to 14 percent -- that it won't happen. Just under 300 particpated. There's a new question up about Gov. Sunny and Medicaid.
He hates Obamacare, but he has Obamalove. That's the latest incarnation of the ever-adaptable Dean Heller, the senator who just won election by 12,000 votes and now is marveling at the skills of the president who just won an electoral landlside. Couldn't he have waited a decent interval to make it seem like a gradual evolution and not pure opportunism? The maverick secretary of state who morphed into a far-rightie after Sharron Angle almost beat him six years ago and is now back to being Dean...
This will be a continually updating blog with facts, analysis and musings about Election 2012: LATEST: Heller's rural domination. I hadn't realized just how badly Rep. Shelley Berkley was destroyed in the cow counties. It's not just that Sen. Dean Heller all but wiped out her 60,000-vote edge in Clark County -- he won the rurals by 52,000 votes. But Heller got more votes in three of the cows -- Carson City, Douglas and Churchill -- than Berkley got in 15. A total destruction. And get this:...