ICYMI, the IndyMatters podcast is up. My interview with political guru and adman Billy Vassiliadis and my conversat… t.co/HuEjgT4MeG
18 hours 14 min ago.
ICYMI, a new law enforcement window into the Vegas shooting, but much about the shooter remains opaque. t.co/7YwGqo4O5e
18 hours 54 min ago.
As Billy Mumy's robot might have said, "Danger Nevada Democrats!" t.co/fST9LLEvbT
19 hours 33 min ago.
The rurals push back and the BLM responds. The kind of story @danielrothberg does best. t.co/Jgpb7F9sOk
19 hours 59 min ago.
@MilliganSusan I grant you your nostalgia. But my opinion stands.
20 hours 6 min ago.
tbh, I feel like negotiating with Jello is easy. You see it, you throw it in the garbage. t.co/fLJB1XSxae
20 hours 24 min ago.
Here's a roundup of how the NV delegation voted on the shutdown and more. We track votes so you don't have to. You'… t.co/r6entCAPzs
20 hours 33 min ago.
Prepare to be outraged as you wait in the long DMV line: State signs $75 million contract with tech company, which… t.co/9tjwdwP7Jm
21 hours 5 min ago.
Nothing escapes @RileySnyder. t.co/mzTP5iZlR7
1 day 10 hours ago.
Check out @JackieValley’s distillation of the police report on the Vegas shooting. Good stuff. t.co/G9QdMrzmrW
1 day 12 hours ago.
Big difference from 2013 in Nevada. Good stuff from @hsanchez128. t.co/J2FHq9GR1T
1 day 13 hours ago.
I wonder if this holds up.
What's that smell? Not pot. A special session! t.co/uCbX99MUg4
1 day 13 hours ago.
UPDATE, NO. 2: In a party line vote, with Democrats standing in unison in support and Republicans together in opposition, the religious-protection amendment was passed this morning. Floor vote Monday. It's going to happen. UPDATE: As predicted below, the religious protection language is out, via the RJ's Sean Whaley. As early as today, a Senate Joint Resolution designed to repeal and replace the gay marriage ban in Nevada could reach a critical point, with Democrats confident they will have...
It's rare that the entire Nevada delegation, small though it may be, agrees on anything. It's highly unusual to see all six on one news release. But it's even more rare to see...five of six. But that's what happened today as a release with this headline came out today via Sen. Dean Heller's office: "Reid, Heller, Heck, Titus, Horsford seek to reduce Nevada's VA claim backlog." Where is Rep. Mark Amodei? It was especially puzzling because the five-member letter to Veterans Affairs officials...
State Democrats are building an opposition research file against Gov. Brian Sandoval, and based on a release today, they are signaling they are not afraid to use it early in the cycle. The fact that the party is accumulating information to use against the popular governor is not that surprising. But bereft of any likely candidate -- apres the attorney general, le deluge -- the unfurling of some of that research, and using an interesting issue on which to deploy it, is noteworthy. Thursday's...
The attorney general has secured an indictment against expelled Assemblyman Steven Brooks for possessing a firearm while being a drug user. The indictment, obtained through a Clark County grand jury, is associated with his first arrest, when he was found to have a .357 revolver and 41 rounds of ammunition. He was found to be "an unlawful user" of marijuana. He later was arrested on the day he was expelled in California, where he faces several charges. Brooks' friend, Las Vegas Couniclman Ricki...
In a new study of the state's buregoning Latino population, economist John Restrepo has compiled some fascinating data on how educated they are, where they live and how much they make. This is a valuable demographic document, and it is attached here.
When it came to vote on guns today, Nevada’s two senators each reversed previous positions, but in very different ways. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid gave an unusually passionate and emotional speech, perhaps unfettered by the Manchin-Toomey amendment’s inevitable defeat, to explain his support for the measure (he would later vote against it as a procedural move to reserve the right to bring it back.). And Sen. Dean Heller provided a grotesque statement to explain his flip-flop,...
Reversing a 1994 position, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in a speech tinged with anger and passion, announced Wednesday he would vote for an assault weapons ban. UPDATED: Video embedded here, remarks below: Here are his remarks: Today the United States Senate will honor the memory of 20 first graders and six of their teachers who were killed last year in Newtown, Connecticut – as well as tens of thousands of others who are killed by guns each year – by voting on a number of measures...
Before Tuesday’s meeting began, Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak sat down with his colleague Tom Collins. Collins has been antagonistic toward Sisolak for months, excoriating him for taking on unions and sneering that Gov. Brian Sandoval is “more of a Democrat” than the chairman. I get the sense that Sisolak considers Collins a buffoonish but less-than-prickly thorn whose behavior has grown increasingly erratic. To say there is no love lost would be an understatement; there...
Here are the first-quarter totals for Nevada's four congressional reps: Joe Heck Raised: $169,000 Spent: $108,000 COH: $293,000 Mark Amodei Raised: $25,000 Spent: $43,000 COH: $170,000 Dina Titus Raised: $88,000 Spent: $62,000 COH: $80,000 Steven Horsford Raised: $173,000 Spent: $153,000 COH: $31,622