ICYMI, here's @SenDeanHeller's farewell speech, via @cspan:
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Let's hope they are slightly more tech savvy than the congressional geniuses who asked about FB and Google. Now if… t.co/I4X4eazxP7
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Confidence-inspiring data tracking by the state.
Story is still important even with changed numbers. t.co/yVJvybGIsw
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"Between the jargon and politics, real lives are slipping through the cracks." t.co/MM9KXqyvNg
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@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....
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Another deeply reported piece about a pressing rural Nevada issue by our @danielrothberg. t.co/W0aGTRw71B
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This has a lot of eye-opening numbers about Nevada Medicaid. t.co/5y6aizalBc
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Former Nevadan @marcorubio briefly pays tribute to @SenDeanHeller before turning to business of day.
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Now fellow Nevadan @SenCortezMasto is first Dem to pay tribute to @SenDeanHeller. Focuses on Yucca Mountain and Vegas shooting. Nicely done.
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Thune nails it, though!
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Welcome to The Weekly Report, where you will get exclusive information and analysis. This week: 1. Musings at the halfway point from my insider cadre 2. Predictions from the insiders on SJR 15 floor vote (consensus is 17-4) 2. Municipal election money (Reid all about it, and John Lee's $25,000 contribution from an LLC) THE VIEW AT THE HALFWAY POINT I asked my group to answer this: Next week marks the halfway point of Session '13. I'd really like to hear your general thoughts about what is...
The final turnout numbers are in for early voting, and they are putrid. This is what happens when you have these elections in off years, a huge advantage for incumbents or the monied candidates. They don't have enough already? OVERALL: 22,257 early/7,006 mail/3.3 percent HENDERSON MAYOR: 9,110 early/2,437 mail/8 percent NORTH LAS VEGAS MAYOR: 4,779 early/948 mail/7.5 percent STEVE ROSS' COUNCIL SEAT: 2,570 early/626 mail/6.5 percent ANITA WOOD'S COUNCIL SEAT: 1,397 early/293 mail/7 percent Want...
State Superintendent James Guthrie's sudden departure on Good Friday shows how far his stock has dropped with a governor who only a year ago gushed about the first schools overseer ever appointed by the chief executive. First, this almost certainly was not Guthrie's choice. Evidence: A news release at 3 PM on Good Friday. Translation: Please don't notice this. Evidence: The headline on the release: "Sandoval announces interim superintendent." Really? Evidence: Sandoval's statement -- or...
ANOTHER UPDATE: BARSTOW POLICE HAVE RELEASED DETAILS OF THE INCIDENT. ATTACHED HERE. UPDATED: Here is a story and hard-to-watch video of the arrest hat tip to the Sun's Anjeanette Damon, who found both.) On the day he became the first assemblyman in Nevada history to be expelled, Steven Brooks was arrested near Barstow, CA. According to San Bernardino County police records, Brooks was arrested by Barstow police at 6:57 PM on Thursday near Stoddard Wells and I-15. The charges listed are:...
UPDATED: I obtained more of the email chain that includes Tom Collins and Mary Miller having quite the testy exchange. Amazing stuff. Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins is insisting that the board consider a replacement for expelled Steven Brooks next week, but says he is meeting with resistance from colleagues and staffers. Collins acknowledged in an interview that he has yet to talk to Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick about the appointment -- there had been chatter in Carson City about asking...
In a letter from attorney Don Campbell citing the public records law, a variety of media outlets have asked the Legislature to release the independent counsel's report in the Steven Brooks matter. I've attached the letter here. I'd guess legislative lawyers will advise lawmakers not to release it. And then..... (Disclosure: Campbell is my lawyer.)
In four brief, surreal conversations, alternately heart-wrenching and frightening, shortly after he was expelled from the Assembly, Steven Brooks said he is "the assemblyman of sorrow," wondered why his colleagues "hate me so much" and declared he was going to "break the state" with a lawsuit worth at least $10 million. Brooks was alternately angry, with expletive-filled rants directed at Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Majority Leader William Horne, despondent, weeping and saying he was...
You may have read this story in the Las Vegas Sun about Majestic Realty and UNLV going separate ways on the stadium project. But UNLV only put out a news release late Wednesday after receiving a pretty brutal letter from Majestic's Craig Cavileer, which I have attached here, asking President Neal Smatresk to reconsider its decision. Hard to see how this project gets done now, but Don Snyder is the reverse David Copperfield of megaprojects: He seems to make them appear.