Sure, $ pitches on both sides can be over the top. But the amateurishness of the NV GOP is impressive. Special inte… t.co/qBhFlJW9sh
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That last one, part of a frothing fundraising missive from the state GOP after the background checks bill was signe… t.co/Gv7jMWSjLE
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"Special interest Steve"
"a blatant disregard for what Nevadans want" (Um, voters passed it.)
"Don’t let our state… t.co/EYJ9w06MKQ
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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
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Update coming with gov signature… t.co/6JZ5nyUdx1
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.@GovSisolak is reading prepared statement, but his voice is, once again, laden with emotion. Signs bill. Lawmakers… t.co/kNIen6dIyR
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10:17 PM: THE END 6 PM: Almost done. The big tax break bill passed without any senator standing to say a word except for Majority Leader Mo Denis. Seriously. How do members of both parties justify not explaining their votes on such a history-making (for good or ill) measure? My guess is this silence does not happen in the Assembly. We are outta here tonight, barring something unforeseen, he said, realizing he shouldn't be saying it. 4:30 PM: Assembly not in, but I am told issues with AB2...
The Culinary union has entered the race to save state Sen. Justin Jones, with an excellent piece distributed this week, and the state party has continued its pummeling of challenger Becky Harris with three new mailers. The mail is jamming boxes already. The spending here, as I have said, will exceed seven figures. All attached here.
One of the best things about Nevada's 150th is an upcoming portrait of state luminaries in period garb by artist Steve Saylor. I got a sneak peek and was able to take two shots, as you will see below. That's Ron James, Sen. Dean Heller, Gov. Bob List (eyes closed), Gov. Bob Miller, first Lady Dawn Gibbons, first Lady Dema Guinn and Rep. Mark Amodei. In this one, Sen. Paul Laxalt, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, John Wingfield, Carradine de Gasparilla, Gov./Sen. Richard Bryan and Gov....
Led by a former governor and lieutenant governor, as well as a Las Vegas Sands operative and three ex-state senators, conservatives are rallying next week in a pair of fundraisers to help attorney general hopeful Adam Laxalt. Ex-Gov. Bob List and former Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt will headline one event Tuesday at the latter's restaurant, The Bootlegger, while Las Vegas Councilman Bob Beers, one of those ex-senators, will host one at Mundo in downtown Las Vegas two days later. The List/Hunt event...
I have been saying for some time that the amount of money spent in the three state Senate districts that will determine the majority in 2015 will be astronomical. And at the end of August, the Senate Republicans ensured it will be even larger by setting up two new political action committees on the same day. Actually, both were set up on Aug. 28 by Jodi Stephens, the crack operative who runs the caucus. Stephens jokingly called herself an "interested citizen" in confirming she registered the...
Here's the report issued today on the Tesla deal by Moody's, which sees the deal as a benefit to governments but dlayed and/or mitigated by the abatements: Credit implications of current events US Public Finance Nevada State and Local Governments Would Benefit from Planned Tesla Factory On Thursday, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced that the state had reached an agreement with Tesla Motors (unrated) for the electric car manufacturer to build its lithium ion battery factory, known as ...
Major mining company to host DC event for guy who wanted to raise mining taxes by $600 million; Sandoval DC event set
Barrick Gold of North America is hosting a meet and greet next week for lieutenant governor hopeful Mark Hutchison, who last year signed onto a $600 million tax increase proposal on the industry. The event is one of two for Team Hutchoval in DC next week, but both are now meet and greets and not fundraisers for Hutchison and Gov. Brian Sandoval because of Wednesday's special session to approve those Tesla abatements. State law prohibits lawmakers and the top two constitutional officers from...
The key state Senate districts continue to tilt GOP, as the Democrats have lost ground in all three southern areas for quite some time. You can see the details in the chart below, but it's clear that the GOP and its friends in Engage Nevada have focused their efforts in those three districts, although much of it is simply due to more Democrats being knocked off the books. Some observations from an insider who did the analysis: First, some overall observations. Statewide registration increased...