I'm honored. t.co/Fx31XWqCXh
10 hours 59 min ago.
@ntannenbaum @politico Why, yes. Yes I did, old friend.
11 hours 3 min ago.
We hear you're leaving, that's okay
I thought our little wild time had just begun
I guess you kind of scared yourse… t.co/z6s1FJ0jtG
11 hours 19 min ago.
The FBI probe of Barlow hit home for Democrats because of tangential ties to a Democratic consulting firm that once… t.co/ah338Qas50
11 hours 36 min ago.
@phillip_woodham @metaquest No worries.
11 hours 45 min ago.
@phillip_woodham @metaquest Why are you confused? I was quoting Cortez Masto.
11 hours 48 min ago.
@phillip_woodham @metaquest I did not say that!
11 hours 54 min ago.
Barlow today: "I am ashamed."
Barlow's lawyer when story broke in 2016: "He knows he’s being investigated regardin… t.co/tLCuRIj01z
12 hours 7 min ago.
Barlow is pleading guilty to a federal felony charge -- fraudulently converting campaign funds to his personal use.
12 hours 14 min ago.
His resignation is effective at 5 PM today.
12 hours 16 min ago.
Barlow will read prepared statement, won't take questions. He's resigning.
12 hours 16 min ago.
“Senator McConnell has consistently proven that his word cannot be counted on. Now, it’s more important than ever t… t.co/IEIRw1jeiB
12 hours 21 min ago.
As Senate Democrats entombed a sex-ed bill Friday that every Assembly Democrat voted for last month, their explanation to angry progressives seemed to be: “Don’t criticize us for this. We voted for putting gay marriage in the Constitution. Isn’t that enough for you people?” Even though efforts are ongoing to try to plug parts of the bill into another before midnight (Update: They are now trying to get it into a money bill the final week.), Assemblyman David Bobzien, the prime sponsor, told...
On Deadline Day in the capital, lawmakers burned up Twitter congratulating themselves for their bills passing and thanking colleagues for their support. Strangely, none of them tweeted about a campaign finance transparency bill, watered-down weeks ago in the Senate and shredded Friday in the Assembly with an amendment (agreed to on a voice vote by all) that is designed to accomplish one thing: Keep the lobbyist/special interest favor train chugging along. It was nothing short of grotesque to...
Legislators want to be able to take gifts from special interests and lobbyists and then hide them, according to an amendment to an already gutted campaign transparency bill. Yes, you read that right. The amendment mysteriously is not on the legislative web site, but I have obtained it ( put in by Assembly panel on Friday) and attached the relevant parts here. The language carves out a section for state lawmakers to allow them to attend events to which all members of the Gang of 63 are invited...
UPDATED WITH COMMENT ON PASSAGE FROM GOV. BRIAN SANDOVAL: From spokeswoman: "SJR 15 does not come to the Governor and he’s stated that he is opposed to increased mining taxes." Well, that's more than I usually can, ahem, extract. So we can assume he will be voting against SJR 15 next year? Or maybe he buys the potential tax cut argument? I'd guess the former. ------ Somewhere Marvin Sedway is smiling. Twenty-four years after the late Ways and Means chairman fulminated on the Assembly...
There are no new tax debates in Carson City. Some go back decades. Click on the attached, 20-year-old newspaper clip and find: 1. The gaming industry and the Live Entertainment Tax fight is not new. 2. The battle between good policy and money-scavenging by lawmakers is not new. 3. The effort by the gaming industry (like any other industry) to escape taxation is not new. 4. The debate over loopholes in the Live Entertainment Tax is not new. 5. The jobs may have changed, but the faces (Bill Bible...
It has to be about more than caring. As state Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis emoted and state Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson fulminated, and a chorus of colleagues chimed in with discordant, self-serving notes, the sound I heard was the music of “Taps.” They will find a way to go to midnight (or later) on June 3. But the inevitable, official Democratic surrender on a tax plan that was really no plan at all because it was so inchoate, so incomplete, signaled all that’s left in Session...
The letter was sent Monday, a day before the Clark County School Board made Pat Skorkowsky the new district superintendent. It came on the official stationery of state Senate Michael Roberson, but had three other lawmakers signed on, too: Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Ways and Means Chairwoman Maggie Carlton and Assistant Assembly Minority Leader Cresent Hardy. A bipartisan, southern letter of rec! How could the school board turn them down? Roberson tells me he only had time to obtain signatures...
"Knowing your interest in gun control, I wanted to give you an update on legislation I have cosponsored and supported rceently." Imagine how Nevadans felt when they received a letter that began that way from none other than Sen. Dean Heller, who voted against the Manchin-Toomey bill, saying he feared a creation of a gun registry despite his general support for the concepts in the measure. He was hailed by NRA types and blistered by gun control advocates. I wonder how many folks who received...
It hits all the right notes. I'm not at liberty to say who produced it -- at least not yet. But worth watching: