Why #WeMatter today (the national women's march rally), and all year long (nationally watched races at top of ticke… t.co/K0aOduByr6
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"We tend to forget that the pandemic flu or the seasonal flu arrives every year. From time to time it’s more severe… t.co/9E2ihaRiFJ
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This is worth your time. I don't know if I have ever read a better "on the trail" piece that so captures a candidat… t.co/S4xkQyVi5N
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@ahumorlessfem You are my favorite humorless feminist.
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This is an issue that could poke and haunt us.
(I'm appearing nightly in Vegas. Try the veal.) t.co/z21n2oEsws
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I am willing to go out on a limb and say this may be the last time these two agree on anything in 2018. t.co/aiBK3tKm4Q
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ICYMI, the IndyMatters podcast is up. My interview with political guru and adman Billy Vassiliadis and my conversat… t.co/HuEjgT4MeG
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ICYMI, a new law enforcement window into the Vegas shooting, but much about the shooter remains opaque. t.co/7YwGqo4O5e
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As Billy Mumy's robot might have said, "Danger Nevada Democrats!" t.co/fST9LLEvbT
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The rurals push back and the BLM responds. The kind of story @danielrothberg does best. t.co/Jgpb7F9sOk
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@MilliganSusan I grant you your nostalgia. But my opinion stands.
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Michele Fiore has a radio show. This, in and of itself, is not very interesting. If you listen to talk-radio, you realize: Anyone can have a radio show. But on her program this weekend, Assemblywoman Fiore was joined by three other members of the Ass. GOP Caucus -- so almost one-sixth of that group -- and they engaged in the kind of dialogue that is less coherent than the Dennis Hopper clip from "Apocalypse Now" that I have attached at the end of the transcript below. As the four prattled on,...
Welcome to the Weekly Report. This week: 1. Fiore, Jones, others accuse Metro of entrapment; Dane claims to have called FBI, says governor bribed Edwards for vote for taxes 2. Some interesting second-week developments coming; Knecht gets his idiocy rebuked 3. The Weekly Insiders on first-week thoughts, BLF and bond rollover/prevailing wage and a prediction of the week 4. Smartest/dumbest political moves of the week My insiders were trenchant as usual. Some of the best comments: ►Best...
In a devastating setback for proponents of a stadium funded partially with public money, Judge Jerry Wiese ruled Friday that the measure can go on the June ballot. In so doing, Wiese parsed the meaning of the constitutional definitions the city had relied on, shredded the government's arguments and may have created a real mayor's race as the incumbent, Carolyn Goodman, is a stadium backer and Councilman Stavros Anthony is a foe. Wiese essentially said that because the provision on which...
In a piece about what The Sandoval Sweep has wrought for the governor, National Journal's Scott Bland distills it quite nicely: SPOTLIGHT: The Downside of Coattails Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) achieved every governor's dream this year: Not only did he win reelection by a smashing margin, his ample coattails ushered in other statewide Republicans who wiped out the Democratic bench down-ballot, and the GOP took over the state legislature, too. But unified control of government doesn't mean...
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske has sent a letter to GOP operative Tony Dane, who has been doing robocalls as a precursor to legislative recalls, asking him why he did not disclose donors and why his company is in default with the SOS. The letter, attached here, is in response to a complaint from the Clark County GOP after the revelation that Dane contributed $245,000 to a PAC late last year, including $200,000 on an amended report, after he got clients he would not name to fund the recalls...
You have heard the meme by now: Gov. Brian Sandoval’s tax proposal IS EXACTLY THE SAME as what the teachers union proposed at the ballot in 2014. This is what opponents of the Business License Tax, most of whom know little about it or don’t care, already are telling people, including, in some cases, their constituents. Of course it’s not true. Yes, the new proposal is based on a businesses’ gross receipts, as others have been, including Question 3. But that’s where the similarities end. Let me...
Treasurer Dan Schwartz, who threatened during the campaign to present an alternative to the governor's budget even though he is simply charged with making state investments, has done just that. And the treasurer's alternative $6.8 billion plan, which removes the new business tax and mining tax components and is $500 million less then Brian Sandoval's budget, is online here. My favorite parts: ►Nevadans soundly rejected a tax very similar to the Business License Fee—the Margins tax— in this past...
UPDATED WITH GUBERNATORIAL DODGE, 3:45 PM: Spokeswoman Mari St. Martin: "The Governor made it clear in his State of the State address that he supports a school bond rollover in order to help provide Nevada's students with the best environment for students to learn. This legislation will be thoroughly vetted and possibly changed by the Legislature so he will not comment on its language until the final version, as approved by the Legislature, arrives on his desk for signature." ---- Or maybe it...
GOP leaders inserted redistricting language into the rules governing the 78th legislative session, a maneuver designed to keep an important bargaining chip in play while limiting mischief from within the Ass. GOP Caucus. The language, which is here in Rule 13, enables redistricting only if the chairmen of key committees introduce it or if leadership desires to do so. But why start the session off on such a presumably partisan note, although Assembly Democrats supported the language while Senate...
This week: 1. A trio of nuggets, including some thoughts on the Metro corruption probe, partial transcript of the BLF unveiling and the Washington State model 2. My insiders on Hambrick’s speakership, Harry Reid’s running or not and Sandoval vs. Laxalt. 3. Smartest/dumbest political moves of the week A TRIO OF PREMIUM NUGGETS: Nugget No. 1 – That Metro corruption probe, which I told you about in Friday’s Morning Flash, is not just about some clumsy attempt to coerce/bribe Chris Edwards on...