We track the delegation so you don’t have to. t.co/PtKGU2AMeo
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The new gov is not taking a break during the holiday season. t.co/aiAXURRVUw
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@OyVegas Pat Nixon.
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This is correct. And what did he talk about? All the nice golf courses. t.co/MSpokf5eRj
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@kcjohnson9 Well done.
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There is precedent: The last NV senator to lose his re-election was given consolation prize of administration appointment. Anyone know who?
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Heller for DOI mentioned in most national stories, including this WaPo one. t.co/XZOykrcKRW
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@RonLPitts Someone got the reference.
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You could have seen this coming: Michele Fiore, the Bundy-loving, Culinary-hating loose cannon, is making a play to oust Paul Anderson as majority leader of the new GOP majority, sources confirm. Fiore, who was led around by Citizen Outhouse's Dan Burdish last session, is aligned with those who oppose the governor's coming agenda, which will be to propose a tax package with reforms to fund education and other needs. She sees Anderson, considered a reasonable up-and-comer, as too close to the...
UPDATE, 5:30 PM: Sounds as if the meeting went well. Adelson and Hansen met for 90 minutes. "They had a very good discussion about Israel, and Ira Hansen passed with flying colors," Adelson lieutenant Andy Abboud told me, adding that Hansen's views on Israel have evolved with the help of another Jewish casino owner, Atlantis boss John Farahi. "I think it is a mistake to think that Ira Hansen is someone that people can't deal with." -------------------- Incoming Speaker Ira Hansen will meet with...
They will have a press event Wednesday, but I have learned advocates of a background check initiative for 2016 have more than enough signatures. How many? They need 101,000 and change; they have 250,000. It will be on the ballot in two years. And so, I'd guess, will recreational pot. The beginning of a blue wave? Or wishful thinking?
The Bundy Caucus has its first meeting. (In case you can't read it on your phone or laptop, note caucus spokesman Jim Wheeler, also tasked with mentoring the freshman, response to one poster who suggests: "Run the BLM out of our state would be my #1 request." Wheeler: "Good idea!") Have I mentioned how much fun this session will be?
Four Monday nuggets about the Ira Era, which officially begins in 84 days: Nugget No. 1: New Speaker Ira Hansen told me something that no elected official has ever said to me when I have asked about coming on my program: “I have a confidentiality agreement until our organizational structure and policy positions are more formalized.” What? So the new speaker has some kind of no-speak agreement with his own caucus? Um, he's the leader. And what kind of elected official has such an agreement? (My...
On March 5, 2013, legislative Democrats killed themselves. But that was not enough for these experts at political hara kiri: They also ensured that the coming red wave would be wide and deep, that Gov. Brian Sandoval would go unchallenged and that the Republican brand in Nevada would glisten. I have long argued that on that day had the Democrats embraced then-Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson's plan to tax mining and collaborated with him to force the governor’s hand and put the...
UPDATE II: I have confirmed Hickey turned down Ways and Means, told Hansen it would not be smart to have a northern chair of the money committee. Hickey had offered Hansen a place in leadership months ago, I'm reliably told, but then decided to make his move during the meeting, prodded by Michele Fiore and Jim Wheeler. Although some may speculate Hickey may quit after being shunted aside, I'm told that's not true. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, apologies to Bette: Buckle up...
UPDATED, NOON, 11/8: I got some intel from some GOP insiders, who filled me in on exactly what happened during Friday's marathon session: It appears that Pat Hickey never had much of a chance to be elected as speaker after serving as minority leader. "It went downhill quick," one source told me. Most of the night was a negotiation, with Ira Hansen eventually agreeing to give the majority leader slot to southerner Paul Anderson. Fact was Hansen started with, as one put it, "all the new members...