Sure, $ pitches on both sides can be over the top. But the amateurishness of the NV GOP is impressive. Special inte… t.co/qBhFlJW9sh
14 hours 30 min ago.
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
15 hours 59 min ago.
.@GovSisolak is reading prepared statement, but his voice is, once again, laden with emotion. Signs bill. Lawmakers… t.co/kNIen6dIyR
16 hours 17 min ago.
UPDATE, 2:30 PM: Guess who is registered to vote at that address where Metro served the search warrant? Rob Lauer, the failed GOP candidate for secretary of state a couple of cycles ago, according to Clark County Election Department records. Lauer also tried to get appointed to the Assembly seat vacated by Wes Duncan, who went to work for General Adam Laxalt. Lauer is alleged to be the person who approached Edwards about changing his vote, I'm reliably told. ---- I told my newsletter...
GOP consultant Tony Dane has ramped up his campaign against Speaker du Jour John Hambrick with a robocall attacking him as a "tax and spend liberal" who supports a "gross receipts tax." Sounding very much like a mindless Citizen Outhouse screed, Dane's CRC PAC, under investigation by the secretary of state, declares, "Gov. Brian Sandoval is at it again." Again? The robocall (audio attached here) says Hambrick is "helping to push...the same tax that 80 percent of Nevadans turned down in the last...
Gov. Brian Sandoval was about to unveil details of his tax plan, and Monte Miller wanted to be there. Businessman Miller, already viewed by some in the administration as Enemy No. 1 because of his opposition, crashed the media briefing Thursday afternoon that was video-conferenced from Carson City to Las Vegas. And after the detailed presentation of the expanded business license fee, Miller wasn’t giving an inch in his advocacy for an alternative using the existing payroll tax, known as the...
AG says Nevada would "suffer economic discrimination against its citizens" under president's executive action on immigration
General Adam Laxalt's justification for Nevada joining 25 other states in suing the federal government over the president's immigration executive action is that the state "is obligated to provide drivers' licenses" to the beneficiaries and will "suffer economic discrimination against its citizens," according to the legal document he filed Friday. That document, attached here and filed with Tennessee, says the state "will incur costs to remediate the consequences" of the president's order and "...
News item: Gov. Brian Sandoval says he will meet with Attorney General Adam Laxalt on the latter’s decision to join an immigration lawsuit. I have obtained, exclusively, a transcript of their meeting in the governor’s office: Sandoval: Good morning, Adam. Laxalt: You can call me “General.” Sandoval: I could. But I won’t. Laxalt: I hope you understand that you are not the boss of me, governor. Sandoval: No, I’m not. You are an independently elected constitutional officer. Laxalt (beams): I know...
Thanks to newly minted capital AP reporter Riley Snyder for reminding me of this 2006 gem about "fringe political operatives," some of whom are involved in the current threats to recall GOP assemblymen. Even though these folks, especially those associated with the ultimate fringe group, Citizen Outhouse, a front for Michele of the Thousand Tax Liens, rarely do anything but embarrass themselves and even though no lawmaker has ever been recalled in Nevada, I thought I'd take a peek into these...
The Clark County Republican Party has filed a complaint with the secretary of state alleging GOP operative Tony Dane is illegally funneling money into recall efforts against Republican lawmakers that have been filed by Citizen Outhouse front man Chuck Muth. The complaint, attached below, alleges Dane, in funding mail pieces through a PAC he suddenly seeded with a quarter of a million dollars last year, is guilty of illegal conduit contributions. The complaint cites an impeccable source. The...
UPDATED, 2:15 PM, 1/27/15: With a little help from the incomparable Legislative Counsel Bureau and the state's Bible, "Political History of Nevada," my research tells me there has never been a recall of a lawmaker in Nevada. Never. So why would we think these exemplars of ineptitude can break that tradition? Of course there is no reason to believe so. "Although many notices of intent to circulate recall petitions have been filed to initiate recall elections in Nevada, a sufficient number of...
I smell trouble brewing. Looks as if newly minted Attorney General Adam Laxalt went rogue Monday in joining a lawsuit against the president's executive order on immigration. Despite the issue's huge profile, the new AG did not talk to Gov. Brian Sandoval, without whom he probably would not be in office. "Laxalt joined this lawsuit without the Governor’s consent or agreement," a knowledgeable source told me. Uh oh. Laxalt's office confirmed that lawyers from both offices (AG and governor) ...
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...