@SteveYeagerNV Four days later. Attempt to lighten late-session mood is abject failure.
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Metro says minor offenses won't lead to getting ICEd.
We tried to get info on this; stone wall went up.
GOP dis… t.co/F3M6gVjUjt
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So @orrinjohnson and I have very different views of the two-thirds requirement for taxes in #nvleg, and you can fin… t.co/ks1jlNiqqD
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Follow @JackieValley for #WeMatter updates. t.co/ZviDM3UdvY
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Yes, it’s a real mystery what the difference is. t.co/wCqNhv7rpA
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"Beyond the endless North-South political struggle over the school roiling beneath the surface of the issue, there’… t.co/bttMTUNmX7
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"Most of the time, the overspending is hard to see, because it’s just bloat on otherwise good and necessary spendin… t.co/YFBSYM5WkM
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I wrote a thing. Please read.
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"Once again, no matter the final result, the Gang of 63 has employed a Wimpy style of fiscal legislating: They will… t.co/hkjYmGHl8n
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She was beaten while pregnant in Mexico, got a short-term visa to be in the US, overstayed it to stay in America an… t.co/pa1JnAHmhN
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@meganmesserly "...there's near widespread agreement that something needs to be done about Nevada’s property tax sy… t.co/TffobQudyP
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If you want to read a deep dive into how screwed-up Nevada's tax system is and how much money is left lying on the… t.co/5yKBmfVCyM
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So what did prominent elected officials and others give thanks for on Thursday? I happen to know: Gov. Brian Sandoval: For the Nevada Democrats. For a Goodman being hard to find. For the red wave (but did it have to be SO big?). Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: For Brian Sandoval and Joe Heck loving where they are. For the Assembly Republican Caucus. For making it to 75 on Tuesday – a k a for his eighth life (or is it his ninth?). Sen. Dean Heller: For not too many people noticing that he ran...
In a series of emails sent last night to his caucus, Non-Speaker-Designate Ira Hansen instructed his colleagues that he is still in charge, that committee assignments will remain in effect and that his replacement as speaker will have to hire the chief of staff he hired and the policy person he wanted. Oh, this is going to be some session, folks. From: Ira Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: November 23, 2014 at 8:51:10 PM PSTTo: Subject: Re: vote for...
UPDATED, 7 AM, 11/24/14: A rare glimpse into who lawmakers, at least this one, think are potential donors -- you know the same people who then lobby them. Below this piece I have posted the donor list Michele Fiore sent to all her members to call for money to retire their debts. ----- This weekend, before Ira Hansen announced his abdication, Speaker-in-Hoping Michele Fiore sent a long email to her caucus colleagues, announcing a tour of Switch and NPRI's Geoff Lawrence as the staff person for...
“I thought Ira was great. I have hope.” That was the text I received from a prominent Republican, and a sentiment echoed by many others, shortly after Ira Hansen appeared on “Ralston Reports” last week. I had pushed the assemblyman on his social conservatism and evolution-denying, but he had insisted he was in a different role as speaker and would play ball with the governor. Six days later, after what Hansen might call an Oriental water torture of revelations about his views on gays, African-...
UPDATE: Here's Hansen's somewhat unrepentant statement. For the greater good of the State of Nevada and the cause I support it is necessary for me to withdraw as Speaker Designee. The tens of thousands of people who both read my columns and listened to my radio shows through two decades in the media know this has been a carefully orchestrated attack to remove a conservative Republican from a major leadership role in State government. The deliberate character assassination and the politics of...
Yeah, that's it: Ira Hansen is being bullied and his character impugned by, you know, anyone who has read his horrific columns, terrible letter about gays and words during the session. Looks like he's going the circle-the-wagons route to solidfy support: This went out today from the speaker-to-be-maybe (I removed his phone number) -- who is this "they" of which he speaks (they sound bad): Hey everybody - thanks for hanging in there. Your support has been truly a blessing. Thought you might...
Spontaneous it ain't. A day after those revelations about incoming Speaker Ira Hansen's columns, GOP senators, led by Majority Leader Michael Roberson, let him have it. Be it for their self-interest or to try to push Hansen out without calling for him to leave, the senators used varying degrees of harsh language to condemn the incoming speaker. Roberson & Co. didn't like it when Hansen was installed as speaker-designate, and they surely see a chance now to cripple him. Roberson: "I...