1 seems too many, tbh. t.co/IEmkijqpoz
1 hour 42 min ago.
@GuinnCenter This is just the kind of argument I would expect from an un-elected think tank.....
2 hours 7 min ago.
@MichelleRindels @JackieValley The length of this introduction by the fiscal analysts to the hearing convinces me t… t.co/qVG7LoCH4i
2 hours 14 min ago.
Mike Alastuey, a fiscal maven, uses the word "occludes" in his presentation, and I am now as happy as I can be.
2 hours 24 min ago.
@katherinemiller We once had a really eccentric neurosurgeon as lieutenant governor.
First-term joke: "I guess you… t.co/bsUEb8iTdC
2 hours 26 min ago.
@TaraRoss Don't get me started!
2 hours 36 min ago.
@MichelleRindels @JackieValley Most amazing thing about that unelected commission that will set the table for new e… t.co/BOv21dhIRr
2 hours 45 min ago.
@MichelleRindels @JackieValley This is the amendment:
2 hours 52 min ago.
@MichelleRindels @JackieValley Aguero is now going through the bill -- or should I say an amendment prepared for th… t.co/VoCyquQNXF
2 hours 52 min ago.
@MichelleRindels @JackieValley I believe this presentation will be over when the bill takes effect in two years.
3 hours 9 min ago.
Coalition files federal complaint against parent company of St. Rose, alleging patient records used in negotiations
The Health Services Coalition, which represents a consortium of groups in hospital contract negotiations, has filed a federal complaint against the parent of St. Rose, making the startling allegation that Dignity Health used records to contact patients to leverage a better deal. The complaint, filed with the civil rights division of the federal health and human services department, is something else, alleging after bargaining broke down, the company took extreme measures: This complaint is...
UPDATED wit h statement from Gov. Sandoval: "Based upon the advice of the Attorney General’s office and their interpretation of relevant case law, it has become clear that this case is no longer defensible in court." ---- After much political blowback and a convenient legal decision on which to hang her hat, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto today withdrew her brief to the Ninth Circuit that argued for upholding Nevada's gay marriage ban. You could see this coming after the SmithKline...
Adelson-backed coalition sends anti-online gaming missive to AGA members, attacks organization's claims
The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling on Monday sent a letter to all American Gaming Association members, invoking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and calling for Congress to call a "time-out" and restore the Wire Act of 1961 that effectively would ban the practice. Forget how delicious it is that a Sheldon Adelson-backed group -- the letter is signed by the three ex-elected officials he hired as mouthpieces -- uses Reid to help make the case. The letter is followed by a sustained attack on...
Will the Democrats put another initiative on the ballot, and what will it be? Primary tabs View Edit Outline Results(active tab) Votes Yes, minimum wage increase 32% (49 votes) No 23% (35 votes) Yes, declaring Harry Reid "King of the World" 22% (33 votes) Yes, gun background checks 12% (18 votes) Yes, emergency room rate cap 4% (7 votes) Yes, same-day registration...
Rarely will voters be confronted with a more abysmal choice in November and on the most important contest on the ballot. When it comes to the margin tax, Nevadans will have to choose between relying on a school-funding measure that was poorly constructed and could have deleterious effects on the economy and leaving the task in the hands of a dithering, invertebrate Gang of 64, a k a the governor and the Legislature. This is not a lesser of two evils or pick your poison choice; this is asking...
The Guinn Center for Policy Priorities, whose goal is to be a moderate voice of analysis amid the usual political hysteria, has published its inaugural effort on the most incendiary political topic of the moment: The margin tax. The center, named for the late governor who was known for trying to be a voice of reason on many issues, has prepared a detailed and generally dispassionate document explaining what the tax is and what it isn't. It is attached here. But one conclusion -- that revenue...
I have previously reported that the AFL-CIO has flipped on the margin tax, now unwilling to back it after contributing to it and helping to write it. So why the revisionist history? Why the attempt to make it seem as if the AFL-CIO, which helped finance the initiative, now finds it to be some alien creation? Longtime AFL-CIO consultant Gail Tuzzolo told my producer, Dana Gentry, that the organization never supported the current iteration. That was before Karen Griffin, the spokeswoman for the...
The mailer is dense and fluffy and....early. Yes, Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers' campaign against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid began this week, about 1,000 days before the election, with a mail piece (attached here) delivered to GOP voters. It is a positive piece, does not mention Reid and surely is intended to gauge enthusiasm. (My favorite part is the unattributed quote about how wonderful he is.) I have already suggested he won't run. But Beers is all about fun and being wry --...
It's been coming for some time, but Team Reid clearly wants to try to help Sue Lowden against Mark Hutchison in the lieutenant governor's race. So the Nevada Democratic Party, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reid, Inc., is unleashing its chicken, used to lampoon Lowden in 2010 for her bartering gaffe, to help her! (It has brought back the chicken to hurt her, too, but Hutchison is the real target to try to elevate Lowden the way Reid helped elevate Sharron Angle in 2010.) Not only does it benefit...