Sure, $ pitches on both sides can be over the top. But the amateurishness of the NV GOP is impressive. Special inte… t.co/qBhFlJW9sh
10 hours 34 min ago.
That last one, part of a frothing fundraising missive from the state GOP after the background checks bill was signe… t.co/Gv7jMWSjLE
10 hours 36 min ago.
"Special interest Steve"
"a blatant disregard for what Nevadans want" (Um, voters passed it.)
"Don’t let our state… t.co/EYJ9w06MKQ
10 hours 39 min ago.
This will trigger the Republican lawmakers and NRA folks who keep talking about "the Bloomberg people" on the backg… t.co/3ArPRmrP3g
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Oh that’s clearly a nonstarter. But kitchen sink suit is what I expect. t.co/Wspi7B3Z4U
11 hours 44 min ago.
Update coming with gov signature… t.co/6JZ5nyUdx1
12 hours 2 min ago.
.@GovSisolak is reading prepared statement, but his voice is, once again, laden with emotion. Signs bill. Lawmakers… t.co/kNIen6dIyR
12 hours 20 min ago.
Welcome to the Weekly Report. This week: 1. SD 9 – THE most important legislative race 2. Will the Senate Democrats change horses? 3. Which group will have the most impact on Campaign ’14? 4. Is a Great Tax Bargain possible? 5. The Heller NWR transcript 6. A couple of premium nuggets: Lots of stuff for you this week, premium folks, including The Weekly Insiders on a critical legislative race and more as well as the full transcript (attached here for download) of that Sen. Dean Heller...
The national Republicans, fresh off a dark week of Capitol Hill seppuku on Obamacare, couldn't have chosen a sunnier voice for the regular Saturday radio address. Gov. Brian Sandoval is presiding over a slowly recovering economy. He has stratospheric poll numbers considering how deep the fiscal hole was/is. And he projects a face -- literally -- many national Republicans see as the future. So Gov. Sunny took the opportunity to do what he does best: Accentuate the positive and massage the...
Two incipient constitutional officer contenders attended a kickoff Thursday evening for a new anti-union campaign designed to pummel the Culinary Union and extinguish the margin tax ballot question. Sue Lowden, poised to enter the lieutenant governor's race, and her good friend, state Sen. Barbara Cegavske, who is mulling a secretary of state bid, were at Bahama Breeze to help unveil the Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs, sources tell me. That's the effort funded by conservative business types...
Good morning, everyone. If you didn’t catch it last night (link below), Las Vegas Councilman Bob Coffin and Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak jousted over More Cops in quite a spirited to and fro. Sisolak gave no quarter while Coffin fretted about public safety. Good TV. Don’t make early plans for tonight, dear Flashees: First, we have Sheriff Doug Gillespie on “Ralston Reports” at 6:30. And then, one hour later, to the sounds of trumpets, I will make my return to “Nevada Week in Review...
Sen. Dean Heller has sent out news releases and given speeches about erasing the special "exemption" senators, congressmen and their aides have in Obamacare, but his office refuses to say whether Nevada's junior staff and his staff will opt out once enrollment opens next month. Indeed, Team Heller has gone to great lengths to avoid answering the question. After Heller gave yet another speech this week about the "exemption," I emailed his press secretary, Chandler Smith, and asked: I saw the...
Unlike too many of my colleagues, I tend to give elected officials, especially Nevada legislators, the benefit of the doubt. They get paid less than a Big Mac flipper. Most of them are hard-working. And the Southern Nevada ones have to be far from their families. It’s not all dinners at Adele’s, frolicking at Tahoe and free tickets to Strip shows. Not for most. But as hard as I try to be understanding despite the serial failings of the Gang of 63 to deal thoughtfully with the state’s problems...