ICYMI, here's @SenDeanHeller's farewell speech, via @cspan:
4 hours 20 min ago.
Let's hope they are slightly more tech savvy than the congressional geniuses who asked about FB and Google. Now if… t.co/I4X4eazxP7
4 hours 47 min ago.
Confidence-inspiring data tracking by the state.
Story is still important even with changed numbers. t.co/yVJvybGIsw
7 hours 30 min ago.
"Between the jargon and politics, real lives are slipping through the cracks." t.co/MM9KXqyvNg
8 hours 18 min ago.
@SonnyBunch I am interested in your opinion on Buster Scruggs. I am a Coenophile but found it to be uneven. So hooking up my headphones....
8 hours 39 min ago.
Another deeply reported piece about a pressing rural Nevada issue by our @danielrothberg. t.co/W0aGTRw71B
8 hours 49 min ago.
This has a lot of eye-opening numbers about Nevada Medicaid. t.co/5y6aizalBc
9 hours 13 min ago.
Former Nevadan @marcorubio briefly pays tribute to @SenDeanHeller before turning to business of day.
9 hours 37 min ago.
Now fellow Nevadan @SenCortezMasto is first Dem to pay tribute to @SenDeanHeller. Focuses on Yucca Mountain and Vegas shooting. Nicely done.
9 hours 38 min ago.
Thune nails it, though!
9 hours 44 min ago.
One day after speech, Team Sandoval says it is "preparing for a tough, competitive (re-election) campaign"
Maybe he is taking a page from the Barack Obama campaign playbook, which incessantly buffets folks with contacts through email. But Gov. Brian Sandoval, moments after telling Nevadans the State of the State is sunny, had his campaign send out a blast to his list. I'm not sure who he expects to give him a "tough, competitive campaign" (Does he know something we don't?). But he clearly wants to build a "sophisticated, grassroots effort" as others have done (right, Mr. President?), but as so few...
Here's what my sources tell me: -----About $6.5 billion budget, slight increase ---Emphasis on job growth late last year, message that things turning around ----Push for online poker with other states (I knew that GCB bill was his) -- wants bill in first month ----$135 million in what he will call "new investment" in K-12: Expansion of all-day K, first into at-risk schools, maybe more later, but also will push school choice, kids reading by third grade, invest in Teach for America, another...
On morning of State of the State, Democratic Governors Association blames Sandoval for recession in Nevada, ties him to Sharron Angle
I wonder how Democrats here feel about the party's national governors' association sending out a "Real State of Sandoval's State" missive this morning that begins: "Despite Governor Sandoval’s rhetoric today, Nevada has suffered under his lack of leadership. On every metric, he’s failed to turn the state around – Nevada’s unemployment rate is the highest in the nation and ranks at the bottom of national rankings in foreclosures, education, and business climate. And while he’ll attempt to tack...
Gov. Brian Sandoval was a fundraising machine in December, garnering more than $200,000 -- a third of what he raised all year. On New Year's Eve alone, Sandoval took in $93,000 of his annual haul of $650,000, with mining more than a third of that, led by Barrick's $10,000 contribution (another subsidiary already had given $5,000). No word if the miners paid for New Year's Eve champagne, too.... (Gaming gave about half of what mining did last month.) Among Sandoval's benefactors were some big-...
In what can only be called one of the more hypocritical acts in the history of Nevada journalism, the same folks who once unleashed a rabid cur named Righthaven on the world now are frothing again about their precious content being pilfered. Indeed, The Las Vegas Review-Journal, which almost never credits other journalists for breaking stories and regularly takes content from other organizations, has had the Associated Press send a letter to broadcast outlets invoking a contract privilege to...
Remember that NRA event for legislators I told you about? Well, ProgressNow Nevada wants the Gang of 63 to boycott the event and sent a letter Monday to lawmakers asking them not to go. The event is this Saturday, and I wonder what is more dangerous: Going or not going. The letter is below. ---- FROM: Brian Fadie, Executive Director, ProgressNow Nevada TO: Nevada Assembly and Senate Representatives January 14, 2013 Honorable Representatives: I write to you on the one-month anniversary...
That's how ralstonreports.com readers answered the latest poll: "Sandoval proposes no new taxes" 32% (44 votes) "Sandoval's message to Nevada: Always look on the bright side of your life." 26% (36 votes) "Sandoval" It's always sunny in Nevada" 21% (29 votes) "Sandoval: Harry Reid can be taken out" 11% (15 votes) "Governor to Legislature: Will you be my friend? Could you? Would you?" 8% (12 votes) Total votes:...
Harry Reid says immigration reform will pass, web poker requires threading the needle and Gov. Brian Sandoval is God (or words to that effect)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appeared on Vegas PBS' "Nevada Week in Review" on Friday evening and said more than a few interesting things during the live broadcast. Reid was interviewed by host Mitch Fox and journalists Steve Sebelius and Rikki Cheese and made all manner of pronouncements, including threading the needle on web poker, passing immigration reform and gushing about Gov. Brian Sandoval. The program eventually will be posted here. But until then, content yourself with my live...
Attorney of record: Gov. Brian Sandoval Governor's Mansion Carson City, NV Jon Ralston, on behalf of the people of the great state of Nevada, vs. The Fix, a supposedly knowledgeable political reporting enterprise Case No.: 001 COMPLAINT Plaintiff Jon Ralston brings forth the following causes of action and alleges the following: Jon Ralston is an individual and resident of Henderson, NV. The Fix is a few know-it-alls who reside in Washington, DC. On or...
Courtesy of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Darrin Bush, Gov. Brian Sandoval at CES: