“I’m really grateful for the White House, for the effort of President Trump and what he has done, and the excitemen… t.co/wzypPXf7z6
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A U.S. senator's take today on the Kavanaugh nomination: "We got a little hiccup here with the Kavanaugh nomination… t.co/PWJ5bRnn4M
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Had an experience today I have had multiple times this cycle: A national reporter essentially asked me, "How the he… t.co/t55wccFAZZ
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ICYMI, @Joey_Lovato_ and @meganmesserly distilled @SenDeanHeller's votes on health care in this must-watch video:… t.co/3K7XQxhING
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This is an outrageous suggestion. t.co/8eqQuzW7YT
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@PatrickWalker @SteveSebelius What channel is it on again?
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"Believe It Or Not, Next Nevada Governor May Try To
Ban Online Gaming" For the second straight day, a gambling pub… t.co/9EXo5ZelAg
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Two things on the @SenCortezMasto NO on Kavanaugh, scooped by @SteveSebelius:
1. She seemed to signal her intention… t.co/a3R2FN3jfm
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Going to see if Steve puts on his shocked face when he reports on this tonight. t.co/wWK8w1ZCzV
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Las Vegas Councilman Stavros Anthony told Mayor Carolyn Goodman on Saturday that he plans to challenge her in the spring election. Two sources close to Goodman said Anthony informed her at a school opening that he plans to run. Anthony said he would not talk about a private conversation, but said, "I'm thinking about it." Why? "A lot of it surrounds the soccer stadium," Anthony told me. "I think we're spending way too much time on the soccer stadium downtown. We need to spend our energy on...
Rand Paul: No government involvement in gaming, no fears of radiation at Yucca, no governor should have expanded Medicaid
Acting presidential candidate Rand Paul argued Saturday that the government should “not be involved” in legalized gaming, obliquely criticized Gov. Brian Sandoval for expanding Medicaid and claimed he is “of two minds” on a Nevada nuclear waste dump but is “not afraid of radiation in a mountain.” In a brief interview after a speech to activists at the Atlantis hotel/casino in Reno, the Kentucky senator also acknowledged he had “not thought it through” on how to return federal lands to Nevada...
The governor has just started speaking (speech attached) , so here’s what you need to know: ►$1.1 billion above Economic Forum projections. About half from new taxes, half from not allowing sunsets to expire. Total general fund: $7.3 billion ►The new graduated business license fee, from $400 to $4 million depending on gross receipts, will raise about $450 million (designed to be $250 million a year). Also will be a cigarette tax boost of .80 a pack to $1.20 a pack; also a change in how slot...
I'll update this throughout the day with tidbits. 2:20 PM UPDATE: We are about 90 minutes away from the biennial media briefing, which is where the governor's staff lays out the budget plan, we ask obnoxious questions but can't write about it or put it on TV until the speech. It's always fun as we test the sense of humor of the chief of staff -- in this case, Mike Willden, who is a veteran of such media needling. But we all abide by the embargo -- not sure anyone has ever broken it, although I...
It will last anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour Thursday evening. And States of the State are usually like States of the Union: Laundry lists of programs sandwiched between rhetoric meant to be soaring. And always, always too long. So here is some friendly advice: Have alcohol at your side as you watch (not in the chambers, if you are there) and take a drink every time these words are said: EDUCATION CHILDREN FUTURE REFORM BIPARTISAN TESLA SUCCESS COMEBACK FEE (If he says the word "tax," it's...
UPDATED, 6:40 PM: SEIU has corrected the ad, replaced it with the one below and a spokesman tells me: "Former Rep. Steven Horsford is a champion for immigrant and working families. We are grateful for his years of service and support for hard-working people in Nevada and across our nation. The digital ad with his name and pictures was a mistake and was pulled down as soon as the error was discovered. The correct ad featuring the intended target, Rep. Cresent Hardy, ran starting at 10 a.m. ...
I acknowledge that I had low hopes for Monday morning’s Las Vegas Metro Chamber/Las Vegas Review-Journal forum with the four legislative leaders. I expected evasions, platitudes and mush. News? Not a chance. I was wrong. Oh, make no mistake: The lawmakers committed all the above rhetorical crimes. And there was the requisite and quixotic southern jingoism – UNLV will get its medical school, by gum, or at least some funding, even though we have no idea how much! But the lawmakers also made news...
"Libelous personal attacks shouldn’t be part of politics" That's the headline on a piece that the Las Vegas Review-Journal published today by Assemblywoman Michele Fiore. I assume the RJ doesn't let its "special" contributors write their own headlines, so the use of the word "libelous" by a news organization is puzzling, to say the least. Fiore seems upset about coverage of her tax liens, which has been widepsread, including in the RJ, which has published reports of what it labeled "1 million"...
Welcome to the Weekly Report. This week: 1. Interesting preliminary data from 2014 2. State of the State preview by the insider crew 3. What’s scary about Carson ‘15 4. Smartest/dumbest political moves of the week My insiders did not disappoint as the year begins, and you premium subscribers will get your money’s worth from these folks during the session. They always give me great stuff. I am not sure this is right – “As a good friend and colleague said ‘it won’t be as bad as we think and it...