The rurals push back and the BLM responds. The kind of story @danielrothberg does best. t.co/Jgpb7F9sOk
2 hours 27 min ago.
@MilliganSusan I grant you your nostalgia. But my opinion stands.
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tbh, I feel like negotiating with Jello is easy. You see it, you throw it in the garbage. t.co/fLJB1XSxae
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Here's a roundup of how the NV delegation voted on the shutdown and more. We track votes so you don't have to. You'… t.co/r6entCAPzs
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Prepare to be outraged as you wait in the long DMV line: State signs $75 million contract with tech company, which… t.co/9tjwdwP7Jm
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Nothing escapes @RileySnyder. t.co/mzTP5iZlR7
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Check out @JackieValley’s distillation of the police report on the Vegas shooting. Good stuff. t.co/G9QdMrzmrW
18 hours 37 min ago.
Big difference from 2013 in Nevada. Good stuff from @hsanchez128. t.co/J2FHq9GR1T
20 hours 3 min ago.
I wonder if this holds up.
What's that smell? Not pot. A special session! t.co/uCbX99MUg4
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Letter to @Assemblywoman27: “I am disappointed a Division Administrator in the Department would intentionally make… t.co/obX23XKoke
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Nevada's own senator on NewsHour with the great @JudyWoodruff. t.co/pVL14MDWLD
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Good morning, everyone. After reading all of the stuff in the weekend papers, and comments from my broad range of weekly insiders, I really wonder why we are paying attention to what can only be called The Failure Caucus, Not to diminish real terrorism, but these folks – Tony Dane, Citizen Outhouse, Michele of the Thousand Tax Liens – are nothing more than political terrorists, who are relentlessly unsuccessful but have loud enough voices to keep being heard. These folks threatening recalls,...
UPDATED, 1:45 PM, 1/16/15 The AFL-CIO plans to respond to Hambrick's letter at a news conference Tuesday. Why? From the notice: "At a time when Nevada is facing many serious challenges, Nevada Assembly Republicans have made it a priority to wage war on working families, instead of addressing the real issues. In a letter to local governments, Speaker-Designate John Hambrick offered to let them make any changes they want to collective bargaining. We believe legislators should hear both sides...
Good morning, everyone. How do you make so many mistakes and still win? I suppose the answer – unless you are Jim Gibbons, 2006 – is that you have a monster team with a running back who looks like a superhero of some kind. That Ohio State mauling of Oregon was like shooting Ducks in a barrel. One person who must be very happy is Buckeye Brian Sandoval, a big fan. So, too, for another OSU grad, Aaron Ford. If he and Sandoval can Buckeye bond this session, who knows what could happen? Even a...
Welcome to the Weekly Report. This week: 1. The Campaign Contribution Project, Part 1 2. The Assembly GOP’s possible tax plan adherents 3. Stavros vs. Carolyn: Race or illusion? 4. Smartest/dumbest political moves of the week One week until the session starts and the sense of déjà vu is again becoming palpable. Business vs. gaming. Double the payroll tax, the escape hatch of 2003, instead of a graduated tax based on gross receipts. Sales tax on services, which is the only business tax...
Good morning, everyone. If you don’t believe Mitt Romney is running, this Roll Call interview with Rep. Mark Amodei should change your mind. Amodei revealed he had been contacted by the campaign, and in his inimitable style told Alexis Levinson, “Hey I’d love to talk to you guys, but the first thing I want to talk about is what’s gonna change in the ground game, what’s gonna change in the debate stuff,” Romney, who won the Nevada caucuses easily last time, also has reached out through...
Good morning, everyone. If you want a perfect description of what the 2015 Legislature is likely to be, one former lawmaker provided me with a concise summation Wednesday: “2003 2.0, with more vitriol and less experience!” What is that line from “Ozymandias” again? On another topic, why does Sen. Dean Heller insist on derogating Gov. Brian Sandoval. Here’s what he said Wednesday, insisting the economy is not recovering that strongly, “especially in the state of Nevada.” Really, senator? Gov....
DAYS UNTIL THE GREATEST LEGISLATIVE SESSION EVER BEGINS: 12 DAYS UNTIL THE STATE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: 161 DAYS UNTIL THE 2016 ELECTION: 657 Good morning, everyone. I did not watch the State of the Union. Did I miss anything? For those of you who watched, will you remember any of it past last night? Doubtful. I always love the local coverage, which seems to always have the same headline: “State of the Union divides Nevada delegates along party lines.” You...
Good morning, everyone. The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefereports that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will return to Capitol Hill today after being sidelined by a “violent exercise accident.” He is still recovering from those injuries, including to his right eye (he could never see to his right anyhow, amirite?). Reid is still not leading the Senate – I am looking at Dick “Lou Gehrig” Durbin filling in for Harry “Wally Pipp” Reid right now on CSPAN. But he is expected to go to his Capitol Hill...
DAYS UNTIL THE GREATEST LEGISLATIVE SESSION EVER BEGINS: 14 DAYS UNTIL THE STATE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: 163 DAYS UNTIL THE 2016 ELECTION: 659 Good morning, everyone. Happy Martin Luther King Day. I have yet to see “Selma,” but saw “Boyhood” over the weekend. It was quite good, a marvelous achievement to sustain it over 12 years. And Patricia Arquette is as good as you’ve heard. I thought a couple of the characters were a little cliché, but overall, it’s an excellent movie. I’m...
Good morning, everyone. I will have a lot more to say about Gov. Brian Sandoval’s speech in the coming days (including Sunday in the RGJ and on my site), but it’s hard to think of a State of the State that was more memorable, had more “What? He’s doing what?” moments and sustained such a compelling theme – modernization of both the tax and education systems. Besides the reflexive recoiling at the money from the far right and the school reforms from the far left, the reaction seemed very...