The early voting blog is updated, and good morning from NV, where the president sued us over mail ballots and lost.… t.co/MTVX3pzy6h
2 hours 42 min ago.
Last blog update of the evening, with Washoe numbers.
Repubs won early voting in both urban areas today, but still… t.co/Wna6g0YjV9
11 hours 39 min ago.
Washoe is in for the day, with GOP winning by 1,700:
Democratic - 2,299
Republican - 3,987
Other - 1,436
Total - 7… t.co/d4CHvoDdXM
11 hours 53 min ago.
Early voting blog updated with Clark numbers.
Dem Clark firewall increased by more than 6K since this morning's up… t.co/I5LNjOJSCJ
11 hours 59 min ago.
GOP picked up 2,000 ballots on the Dems in Clark in early voting today:
R – 12,865
D – 10,844
NP – 5,898
12 hours 17 min ago.
You don't think #WeMatter?
Oh, #WeMatter! t.co/DnogiUQr1f
12 hours 36 min ago.
@riccijonesNSEA @TheNVIndy Ha! Thanks.
13 hours 12 min ago.
Couldn't it be both? t.co/MiwLRnJ1wj
13 hours 51 min ago.
And thanks to all of you who have donated to our nonprofit news site to show your appreciation for the early voting… t.co/isxzUPzFmo
14 hours 6 min ago.
Here's a brief update on these new numbers as we wait for Washoe and Clark in-person numbers from today:
Almost tw… t.co/HZApDeVTTg
14 hours 11 min ago.
Clark County has updated its mail ballot counts:
Now up to 105K returned and Dems are up 60 percent to 19 pe… t.co/8u86oyEKtg
15 hours 4 min ago.
This is the city of Las Vegas model.
15 hours 49 min ago.
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...
State Sen. Debbie Smith will not be in Carson City as the session begins because of what she told friends is a "serious health issue." Here's what she sent to friends last night -- it does not sound good: Friends, I wanted you to know I have a serious health situation unfolding. There will be a press release Monday morning but I wanted to tell you first. I am leaving town for more tests and will let you know when I know more. I'm not going to be at the swearing in and will most likely be...