My @TheNVIndy column about my @TheNVIndy column. t.co/QUYijyaFCZ
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“Disappointment would be the word for [the decision],” said Nathan Strong, who helps lead economic development effo… t.co/qsUAUWaJWl
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“...but you know, the cruel irony is that if you’re accused of a crime, you’re guaranteed a lawyer, but if you’re a… t.co/dts4eEZdVc
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NYT: "Laxalt is hindered by the refusal of (Sandoval)...to endorse him. In a sign that the chill between the two ha… t.co/b3RoBmXoQ8
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“It’s appalling what they’re doing,” said Attorney Robert Eglet, who represents victims in a lawsuit against MGM th… t.co/bcOmvSwdem
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This is so revealing, via @axios on an AFT study: Along with many states, NV lower-ed and higher-ed spending has dr… t.co/jXVcLvTv3e
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"Well, a Republican campaign stunt masquerading as a congressional resolution is a venue for distortions and false… t.co/cUscJuk9UO
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ICYMI, NV GOP congressman and Vegas business leader express concerns about Trump tariffs, via @hsanchez.… t.co/s9wo8sYe6I
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"Heller’s office declined to comment on the vote." t.co/4L61b1O191
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@SonnyBunch The Hong Kong stuff is pretty cool, too, no?
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This thing could be the coolest thing ever to come to Vegas. I just hope Keanu and the robot don't come out of it. t.co/ohTsP4eiJE
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@SteveSebelius @maggieNYT Oh my, yes.
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The sun never sets in Carson City, and yet there is so little illumination. Nearly 13 months to the day that Gov. Brian Sandoval signaled he wanted to spend more than the state’s economic forecasters believed would be available – i.e. making sure so-called tax sunsets would not occur -- his administration presented the actual legislation to lawmakers on Monday. Call it a tax increase or call it a tax extension – Sandoval has been on both sides of that argument. But during a brief Senate Finance...
After meeting with candidates to replace Steven Brooks, expelled by the Assembly, Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick has written to Clark County commissioners to recommend two of them as possibilites: Tyrone Thompson and Meli Pulido. Thompson, who works for the county, and Pulido, who used to work for the city of Las Vegas, were among nine candidates who were seeking the appointment, which the commission is scheduled to make Tuesday. Kirkpatrick wrote (letter attached here) there were "only two...
Wait, there's a gubernatorial campaign underway? So folks were told told by Jeremy Hughes, who introduced himself (again?) to folks as Gov. Brian Sandoval's campaign manager today in a "Don't forget he's running already" missive slugged, sunnily, "Saying Hi" And what is this canard about the governor "has been busy working with the Nevada Legislature...." He has? When did this happen? I kid. Enjoy: Hey -- I noticed that we haven't talked to you in a while, and wanted to write a quick note...
Groups to sponsor forum for candidates to replace Brooks, even though at least one has decided what race of replacement should be
Four groups are sponsoring a forum next week for the nine candidates who want to replace expelled Assemblyman Steven Brooks, even though one of them is lobbying commissioners to appoint an African-American. The forum in the Clark County Commission chambers (see flier attached here) is sponsored by the Clark County Democratic Black Caucus, the Latino Democratic Caucus, the North Las Vegas Democratic Club and the North Valley Democratic Club. The RSVP address is for the black caucus, which is...
Shortly after a Senate committee passed a heavily amended version of his transparency bill, Secretary of State Ross Miller issued a tweet: “SB49 AuroraTransparency & Ethics bill passes committee on party line vote - many thx to those who worked so hard on moving NV forward” Forward, eh? One small step for transparency, one giant leap for nonsense. Ever since Miller first proposed Senate Bill 49 he faced the same opposition disguised as support) other reform-minded secretaries of state have...
UPDATED: Managed to get the hard copy of the RGJ. It has close to the original headline, but a helpful sub-head for Heller. It's attached here. After the Senate voted to move to the gun debate on Thursday, the Reno Gazette-Journal ran a story about the 68-31 vote with this memorable headline: "Sen. Dean Heller helps Harry Reid fend off gun control filibuster" Now that's a keeper! (And it's true: Heller was one of 16 GOP senators who helped the majority leader block a filibuster.) Or not. A...
Public Opinion Strategies recently conducted focus groups among Las Vegas Latinos to try to probe ways for Republicans to effectively reach out to a demographic that is deeply distrustful of the GOP. Nicole McCleskey of POS, a national Republican firm, conducted the focus groups and is posting about them on the firm's site. The first one hearkens back to President Reagan, a Republican who supported immigration reform, and the second looks at current perceptions. I understand McCleskey plans to...
With a last-minute amendment that would both repeal the ban in the Constitution and replace it with a mandate for Nevada governments to recognize it, gay marriage advanced in the Legislature on Thursday. The vote was along party lines on SJR 13 in the Senate Legislative Operations and Elections Committee, with Republicans James Settelmeyer and Barbara Cegavske opposing it. Settelmeyer told Tick Segerblom, his colleague who presented the resolution, that if he hadn't brought the repeal-and-...
Moments after voting to proceed to the gun bill, Sen. Dean Heller put out this statement to make sure people understand he still loves the 2nd Amendment: "Let me be very clear. As a strong supporter and bold defender of the Second Amendment, I refuse to compromise Nevadans' constitutional rights. It is because of my solid support for the Second Amendment that I am not afraid of having this debate. I remain staunchly opposed to any proposal that would create a national gun registry or would...
UPDATED WITH CROSSTABS: I have obtained them, and here's what they say (and they are attached here so you can see all the details). As I suspected, the only place where there is signifcant opposition to background checks is rural Nevada (22 percent). But 59 percent of rural voters feel strongly and 12 percent more somewhat back the idea of universal checks. Even in the two congressional districts with rural areas, strong support is above 70 percent. Support is much stronger among women (84...