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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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
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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
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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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After believing a transgender bathroom bill was dead on the Assembly floor, GOP leaders are fretting the controversial measure is within a vote or two of passage before Tuesday's deadline. The measure has no chance to become law -- it will either die in the Senate or be vetoed by the governor. But a headline highlighting the Assembly Republicans, who have been a serial embarrassment thanks to a core group of flat-out ignoramuses and religion-fueled obsessives, passing out this discriminatory...
Welcome to the Weekly Report. This week: 1. The 252 deal is done – can it hold? 2. The death of Uber – or not 3. Caucus report cards 4. Smartest/dumbest moves I found out after I got off the air Friday evening that the deal on the governor’s tax bill was done. This has been the product of weeks of negotiations between the two leaders, with the governor’s intercession more recently to help close the agreement, which is supposed to result in a vote in the next 48 hours. With these folks, who...
State Sen. Kelvin Atkinson heard the hallway chatter, so he wanted to know what his lawyer thought: Can Uber operate without the failed regulatory bill so long as a companion insurance measure passed both houses? The bill that passed the Senate, SB 440, defined a "transportation network company," leading some to believe that was enough for Uber to operate without the regulatory appartus cab and limo companies have. Atkinson, who is on the Commerce Committee and voted for the Uber...
Perhaps the most amazing thing about the latest drama among Assembly Republicans is that Michele Fiore has nothing to do with it. After a series of spirited (euphemism alert) caucus meetings during the last week, in which Victoria Seaman read a prepared statement during one and Ira Hansen suggested if she were a man he would have punched her, the situation esclated Thursday to separate statements from caucus leaders and Seaman, in which she demanded a public apology from Hansen and criticized...
The AFL-CIO is going after state Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson with a new ad starting Friday statewide, complete with "Ralston Live" clip and scary beard picture (him not me.)
And more to come from the Clark County Education Association:
With news of an anti-gay marriage group's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstitute Nevada's ban, I wondered if Attorney General Adam Laxalt would join the effort. Laxalt, a known gay marriage foe, punted through a spokeswoman to the governor's office. Brian Sandoval did not punt: "The Coalition for the Protection of Marriage does not represent the interests of the State of Nevada. The Coalition does not have standing to seek review from the United States Supreme Court. My position that...
Nevada Democratic state Sen. Mo Denis remembers his Republican cousin from Florida once told him he "would rather be commissioner of the NFL than president." With his dream job currently occupied and no vacancy on the horizon, Marco Rubio, who lived in Las Vegas for six years as a kid, today announced his candidacy for his second choice. Denis, 53, is 10 years older than his cousin but remembers that Rubio's father was laid off as a bartender in Miami and moved the Rubio clan to Vegas. Denis'...
I have already told you about those targeted mailers to Democrats that turned the tide for Carolyn Goodman against Stavros Anthony, the soon to be ex-mayor-pro-tem. Now, courtesy of an exclusive guest piece from Goodman campaign boss Braley Mayer, how the race was won: Our initial polling told us this wasn't going to be a race we could just walk in. We were at 45 percent and Stavros was at 20 percent, but amazingly 40 percent of voters had never heard of Stavros Anthony. However, whenever an...
Welcome to the Weekly Report. This week: 1. Catherine Cortez Masto enters the race to succeed Harry Reid. Do my insiders agree with me that she is the favorite? How is it shaping up? 2. Thoughts on the AA tax bill hearing 3. Thoughts on the Switch, gamers move to escape NV Energy 4. Deadline week follies 5. Smartest/dumbest moves Before I go any further, the smartest comment came from one of my insiders: Most significant events of the week highlight the fragile nature of life: The nexus of...