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
12 hours 48 min ago.
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
13 hours 54 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
14 hours 28 min ago.
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
1 day 4 hours ago.
Check out @JackieValley’s distillation of the police report on the Vegas shooting. Good stuff. t.co/G9QdMrzmrW
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Big difference from 2013 in Nevada. Good stuff from @hsanchez128. t.co/J2FHq9GR1T
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I wonder if this holds up.
What's that smell? Not pot. A special session! t.co/uCbX99MUg4
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UPDATED, 8:30, 3/25/15: Now they have chartered buses and have folks coming in from Vegas and Phoenix. (No money for grazing fees, as one wag observed, but cash for charters.) The Bundy clan sent out another missive Wednesday, yelling about the measure to take control of federal lands, which may not even be legal: THE BILL IS THE #1 MOST PUBLICLY SUPPORTED BILL IN THE NEVADA LEGISlATURE, BUT THE OPPOSITION IS INCREASING. Oh? It is? Here's the latest from son of Cliven, who says the Bundyites...
As state lawmakers begin to consider education reforms, inlcuding both a reaffirmation (by the governor) and rejection (by Tea Party lawmakers) of education standards, Common Core backers will start a media campaign later this week. The first ad will start on radio and feature Reagan-era Education Secretary Bill Bennett talking about how conservatives are coming back to Common Core, a few days before Assemblyman Brent Jones' repeal effort is heard next week. "These sound academic standards are...
So how does the AFL-CIO feel about all of those bills targeting collective bargaining, overtime and the minimum wage? Here's how -- airing statewide:
Jeb Bush declined last week to take a position on the Yucca Mountain repository, saying he had to study it before deciding. But he has had a position in the past: He was for it. The ex-Florida governor, who will be in Nevada next month, was once part of a front group for the Nuclear Energy Institute, the main lobbying entity behind siting a repository at Yucca Mountain. Bush was part of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, or CASEnergy Coalition, which was funded by NEI and pushed in the middle...
Here's what it will do, sources say: Increase of MBT (payroll tax) rate to 1.56, from 1.17. Eliminate health care deduction for employers, which will put $32 million into state coffers. This will be controversial. (Watch for gaming volcano -- a real one, not the one at The Mirage.) Business License Fee will go from $200 to $300 for most employers, $500 for some. Total is estimated at $60 million above governor's $7.3 billion budget, but remember: There are more than $100 million in holes in...
A survey commissioned by a PAC tied to Gov. Brian Sandoval finds good news for Speaker John Hambrick and bad news for the GOP Ass. Caucus/Citizen Outhouse wing of the Republican Party. The Nevada Jobs Coalition, which helped take the state Senate, commissioned the survey by the well-regarded Tarrance Group. The findings are devastating for the Just Say No Caucus. The poll memo, which is attached here, indicates Sandoval has an - wait for it -- 84 percent approval rating in Hambrick's district....
UPDATED, 2:45 PM: Now Her Honor has a new ad, with an endorsement from a former first lady. After two days of early voting, if Las Vegas Councilman Stavros Anthony expected a high GOP turnout to fuel an upset, it's not happening. And while he has a couple of spots that have aired that could resonate, he regularly changes traffic, including to respond to Mayor Carolyn Goodman's ad about his naysaying. Her Honor also has a much larger buy than Anthony does -- by 4 to 1 a week. In Anthony's...
Welcome to the Weekly Report. This week: 1. My odds on the Democratic nominee in CD4 2. My insiders on the BLF spectacle, and chances the majority leader gets it out of the Senate by April 1 3. Odds of voter ID, campus carry, Assembly tax plan passing (and a lottery for grins and giggles) 4. Smartest/dumbest moves As always, great stuff from my insiders. Some kudos (but not all, by any means) for Senate GOP on minimum wage play, but mixed reviews on BLF (although Roberson lauded for...
One day after he advocated for his tax plan, Gov. Brian Sandoval is under assault on Northern Nevada talk radio for "strong-arming" his plan and keeping it secret from voters during the campaign season. The ad, attached here, is paid for by Stop the Sandoval Tax PAC, registered Wednesday by Todd Bailey. Bailey likes to call himself "Todd Taxpayer" and has roamed the hallways in Carson City for years, once failing in a run for the Assembly. I called Bailey to see who is funding the effort -- the...
Assembly Republicans have crafted a tax plan that is a hybrid of the business licesne fee component used by the govervor and an expansion of the payroll tax plan sought by some business types, sources confirm. The plan is expected to drop Monday, the deadline for committee bill introductions. One GOP assemblyman told me the governor's plan has trouble because "I campaigned against gross receipts." That's ar eference to the governor's plan, based on businesses' gross receipts, and the teachers'...