Our @jlnevadasmith on Vegas junkets by Congressfolk, including Devin Nunes. t.co/XXNykzVVM1
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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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Remember this case? Despite an attempt by Jeff Guinn and his lawyers to tarnish journalist Dana Gentry's reputation with a "when did you stop beating your wife?" type of inquiry, the state Supreme Court has quashed the attempt and in so doing likely strengthened Nevada's shield law. The decision is attached.
So what will high-profile Nevadans be giving thanks for on Thursday? I happen to know: ►Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: For John Boehner’s Tea Party anarchists. For Sharron Angle (never stop thanking God for her). For being able to interview political editor candidates at the Las Vegas Sun. ►Sen. Dean Heller: For re-election being five years away. For No Labels, so no real permanent positions. For his ultra-professional staff. ►Rep. Steven Horsford: For modern medicine. For North Las Vegas’...
There are six real conservatives and the same number of "true liberals" in the Nevada Legislature, according to one of the older conservative rating groups in the country. The American Conservative Union used 18 Assembly votes and 15 Senate votes, counting votes for taxes, gay marriage and the big NV Energy bill against lawmakers. The full report, attached here, found no one had a 100 percent rating. The conservatives named were: State Sens. Don Gustavson and James Settelmeyer and Assemblymen...
Rep. Joe Heck, who has been pummeled by progressives on immigration reform, met Monday evening with a broad spectrum of groups and presented his own bill. I've learned that the meeting, which took place at a Humana office in Henderson, was attended by two dozen or so people, including progressives, gamers, business types and labor leaders. Heck retierated to the group that he would not sign on to the Democratic bill, House Resolution 15 and that it would not pass because Speaker John Beohner...
Lowden's Reno event features Siena investor, Raggio's daughter, business leader DiLoreto, ex-Treasurer Cafferata
Lieutenant governor hopeful Sue Lowden has a Reno fundraiser featuring daughters of two recently deceased political icons, old-time city business players, an independent-minded assemblyman and an ousted assemblyman. Patty Cafferata, the former treasurer and daughter of the late Rep. Barbara Vucanovich, and Leslie Raggio, whose father was the late legislative legend Bill Raggio, are on the Dec. 5 invite (see below) at the Siena. David Colvin, who invested in the property after winning $158...
Welcome to the Weekly Report. This week: 1. Sandoval, Heller, Amodei take sides in congressional primary 2. Lee out, Flores close to in for LG 3. Tick for gov? Horne for judge? Harry vs. Joe (not in 2016, yet) 4. The Weekly Insiders on the economy (slowly recovering), Adelson's war (he'll lose) and likely/unlikely events (Snyder as UNLV boss, Lowden won't pay debt) and smart/dumb moves This week’s questions: 1. What are the smartest and dumbest moves of the week? 2. With...
Former chancellor: UNLV must look outside for next president, regent "ignorant" for suggesting hiring of insider
UPDATE, 11/23/13: Assembly Majority Leader William Horne responded Saturday morning. He said he has "tremendous respect for Jim Rogers but I disagree on this particular issue." Horne said Provost John White is "ready to be president." Horne added that he dealt with White during the Legislature, including discussions of the system funding formula. "He's been involved with it," Horne said. "I do believe we have somebody right here in our own backyard (for president)," Horne said. "And for the...