ICYMI, the IndyMatters podcast is up. My interview with political guru and adman Billy Vassiliadis and my conversat… t.co/HuEjgT4MeG
18 hours 22 min ago.
ICYMI, a new law enforcement window into the Vegas shooting, but much about the shooter remains opaque. t.co/7YwGqo4O5e
19 hours 2 min ago.
As Billy Mumy's robot might have said, "Danger Nevada Democrats!" t.co/fST9LLEvbT
19 hours 41 min ago.
The rurals push back and the BLM responds. The kind of story @danielrothberg does best. t.co/Jgpb7F9sOk
20 hours 7 min ago.
@MilliganSusan I grant you your nostalgia. But my opinion stands.
20 hours 14 min ago.
tbh, I feel like negotiating with Jello is easy. You see it, you throw it in the garbage. t.co/fLJB1XSxae
20 hours 32 min ago.
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
20 hours 41 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
21 hours 13 min ago.
Nothing escapes @RileySnyder. t.co/mzTP5iZlR7
1 day 10 hours ago.
Check out @JackieValley’s distillation of the police report on the Vegas shooting. Good stuff. t.co/G9QdMrzmrW
1 day 12 hours ago.
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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The Culinary is officially Switzerland, but like one of those watches, timing is everything. Kurtis Lee of the Los Angeles Times reported (scroll down) Tuesday that the Culinary will not endorse in the Feb. 20 caucus, echoing what Politico's Annie Karni reported a few weeks ago. The union, which also happens to be THE Hispanic turnout machine in the state, has long signaled it would play hard to get this cycle and would probably not endorse before the caucus. The news exactly one month before...
It's good to be a powerful Clark County Commission chairman -- and prospective gubernatorial candidate
How do you raise $1.8 million in on one year in Nevada if you are a local government official? If you are Steve Sisolak, the Democratic chairman of the Clark County Commission (up this year) and a potential candidate for governor in 2018 (when he would be at midterm), you do this: ►He received 77 contributions of $10,000, accounting for 43 percent of the total, and 107 donations of $5,000, accounting for 30 percent. So three-quarters of his money was big money. There were 530 contributors in...
Donors ponied up about $2.5 million -- more than $1.1 million dollars for the Senate and $1.3 million for the Assembly -- directly to candidates for the Legislature in 2016 last year, records show. Here's an overview, with links to the reports. SENATE If I were trying to cause trouble, which I would never do, I would point out that neither Becky Harris nor Ben Kieckhefer are up this cycle and that he outraised her 2-to-1. I hear they love each other, are working well together and there's no...
ADDENDUM: The SOS search engine did not pick up a $5,000 contribution to Irene Bustamante Adams because she reported it as "Las Vegas Sand Corp." So it's actually $209,000 and three Democrats. MORE: The SOS search angine also missed a $25,000 contribution to AG Adam Laxalt's PAC. So total now up to $234,000. ---- The Las Vegas Sands, a k a Sheldon Adelson, gave $204,000 in campaign contributions in state and local races in 2015, secretary of state's records show. Just under half ($87,500) went...
It's good to be a monopoly. Of the $147,000 it gave in 2015, NV Energy coughed up $55,000 after the session to legislators and their PACs, according to records on the secretary of state's web site. More to come in 2016. All of the contributions, in reverse chronological order, are listed below. NV Energy 12/31/15 1000.00 Adam Paul Laxalt NVEnergy 12/24/15 10000.00 Nevada Mining Association PAC NV Energy 12/21/15 2500.00 John F Marz NV Energy 12/18/15 500.00 John T Moran Nevada Power Company dba...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT. This week: 1. Exclusive look at numbers in race for state Senate -- voter registration and campaign reports 2. Campaign contribution nuggets/insiders take, too 3. My insiders on the solar flare 4. Smartest/dumbest moves of the week I will have my blog on campaign contributions updated by EOB Monday (I hope earlier), but I have included some nuggets and analysis here that you will see nowhere else. Some of the stuff is pretty incredible, inlcuding early indications...
While the debate roiled this week over rooftop solar and state regulators denying a stay of news rates, a class-action suit was filed alleging a bait and switch by the utility. This was inevitable, I suppose, and is far from the end of this political/legal/public policy battle. You can read it here. Class action complaint against NV Energy 1.12.16.pdf by Jon Ralston
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT. This week: 1. My insiders on Laxalt vs. Hutchison 2. I asked for predictions to set the baseline for 2016: ----Presidential nominees and Nevada winners ----Senate race winner ----CD4 general ----CD3 general ----Legislative breakdown in both houses ----One more prediction of your choice 3. My insiders on Adelson/RJ 4. Smartest/dumbest moves of the week Some great stuff to start off the New Year from my insiders. Quite a bit of cynicism about the Adelson purchase of...
This went out Saturday from Carol Bundy, Cliven's wife. This is not a joke. Or.... We have had many people ask where they can donate and/or send food and supplies for the Patriots in Oregon. Food and supplies can be sent to: 36391 Sodhouse Lane Princeton, Ore 97721 C/o shawna Cox And Financial donations can be sent to: Lisa Bundy P.O. Box 1072 Emmett, ID 83617 Or Donate online using this link. http://c4cf.com/ If you can provide any of the items on this list it would be...
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is trying to woo Jacky Rosen, head of a prominent temple, to run for Congress, sources confirm. Rosen, who plans a DC trip next week, was not available. But I'm told the godfather and his political consigliere, Rebecca Lambe, have talked to Rosen, who helms Congregation Ner Tamid. And, I'm told, she has had coversations with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Team Reid apparently believes Rosen, who is well connected in Southern Nevada, fits the...