Sisolak "was disappointed that no state Senate Republicans had approached him about potential ways to increase reve… t.co/D26RZ3qbQ2
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I got a 1/100 on the test -- a perfect score! t.co/ealOOtGAKh
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Leadership presser right now:
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@GrantHewitt Thanks, man.
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I am amazed at how fast this staff get information out there.
Updated gov presser story.
And more stories to come… t.co/Eg1H9JpCOH
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@guinasso @DStewartAppeals It's Willden. And a 45-year veteran of state government with a great mind and heart come… t.co/vT9fVGKroA
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@DStewartAppeals I have felt this way since I covered the Clark County Commission in 1985.
(I was 12 years old.)
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@DStewartAppeals Nothing infuriates me more than when elected officials go after staff.
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday he is "terribly disappointed" in Nevada's brief backing a constitutional gay marriage ban filed Wednesday with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. "I think that...we're in a new era and Nevada should become modern like the rest of the country," Reid told KSNV's Kelsey Thomas. When she followed up and asked if there should be a federal law supporting gay marriage, the majority leader replied: "The answer, of course, is yes, but that's not going to...
Chancellor Dan Klaich's memo is attached with his "unqualified recommendation" to the regents for Don Snyder over Carol Harter.
Nevada GOP sets up pre-primary endorsement process, appears designed to screw Establishment candidates
Designed to give the party's imprimatur to favored candidates (many of whom will have less chance of winning the general election) and sure to further estrange the Nevada GOP from its elected leaders, next month the faithful will have the opportunity to endorse candidates in the primary. The process outlined in a memo I have obtained indicates that the same folks who have insulted the RNC and been taken over by Ron Paul acolytes will now be able to choose their primary favorites, giving the...
The progressives already are fuming on Twitter. I'm sure this will be a huge issue in the governor's race. Wait.... The brief is posted here. UPDATE, 2 PM: I chatted with Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto about this, wondering how this was different than her refusal to side with the state in suing the feds over Obamacare and whether Gov. Brian Sandoval, the client who was sued, could have declined to file a brief. The attorney general drew a distinction between affirmatively suing over...
Yes, Joe Lombardo, the half-million-dollar man, has to be considered the favorite to succeed Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie. Or is he? As I perused a brochure for his fellow Gillespie administration colleague, Larry Burns, this week, I wondered whether this could be a fascinacting matchup between insiders. (Dissident former Gillespieite Ted Moody will only be a factor if he continues to pour money into the contest.) Here's what I find interesting and the brochure illuminates: ►He claims to...
Toward the end of a special session in 2002, as the trial lawyers and their legislative advocates prepared to succumb to political realities and accept a tort reform compromise they abhorred, the chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee could not hold back his tears. Bernie Anderson looked at Speaker Barbara Buckley and told her something like, “Madame speaker. I’m with you. I’ll be with you. But I just have to say this. For the sake of politics, we’re going to hurt real people here.” That...
Lieutenant governor hopeful Sue Lowden has informed the Federal Election Commission that she is paying half of her $500,000 debt from her U.S. Senate race and disputing the other half, according to documents filed this week. Lowden has been pummeled over the debt since I first reported it last year and finally signaled last week that she had hired a DC expert to take care of it. The issue has been especially acute as filing approaches in March and with Lowden's first campaign report, which...
Two documents for you to peruse, folks: One is an internal Metro to block captains and call to action for businesses to show up Tuesday in the Clark County Commission chambers to promote the "More Cops" initiative. The other is a report on air support flights after the infamous Guns N Roses fiasco. Enjoy.
In less than four months, the coalition to defeat the margin tax raised $700,000. The money is almost evenly divided among four groups: Nevada Resort Association, Retailers Association of Nevada, Nevada Mining Association and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. The Nevada Taxpayers Association kicked in $4,000, records show. So who funded these groups in 2013? ►NRA: Las Vegas Sands ($30,000), MGM Resorts ($34,000), Boyd ($25,500), Station ($25,500) and Caesars ($14,000) led the way. The report...