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WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week’s questions: 1. Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2. Most interesting thing you read or heard about Nevada politics this week? 3. It's summer, so a few predictions this far out: Leader of GOP Assembly Caucus in 2023 State Senate Majority Leader in 2023 Speaker in 2023 4. What is the impact of the departures of Michelle White and Scott Gilles from the gov's office? Predict where they land and who replaces them. 5. What should the gov do about the COVID...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week’s questions: 1. Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2. Most interesting thing you read or heard about Nevada politics this week? 3. What is your initial take on the two major races -- gov and Senate? Any other ra 4. Name what you think the top three issues in Nevada will be next year.   The summer slowdown has affected the insiders, too – only about 50 percent return rate, but some good stuff. Most think Joe Lombardo is the GOP favorite in the gov’s race,...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT I asked for session post-portems, and the comments are insightful and brutal. I will paste them all here. As for what I think, wait for the column, coming Sunday as my last act of work before my long break. Onward!   The session wrap comments are insightful and brutal. I will paste them all here.   As for what I think, wait for the column, coming Sunday as my last act of work before my long break.   Onward!   The 81st Session can be summed up in three words: holy...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week’s questions: 1. Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2. Most interesting thing you read or heard about Nevada politics this week? 3. Initial thoughts on John Lee's announced candidacy and Joe Lombardo's incipient candidacy for governor? (And Heller, too!) Who is the favorite? Will both file? Can either beat the gov? 4. The last week cometh: What do you expect? What possible surprises can you predict?   Robust response and insightful stuff from the insiders...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week’s questions: 1. Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2. Most interesting thing you read or heard about Nevada politics this week? 3. The developing consensus is that this is one of the worst sessions ever for a variety of reasons. What can the Gang of 63 and/or the gov do in the final two weeks to change that? Be specific. 4. How will the two-thirds court decision affect this session and future sessions? Will it have a lasting political or substantive...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week’s questions: 1. Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2. Most interesting thing you read or heard about Nevada politics this week? 3. The endgame cometh. You need to get a bill passed or killed. You can only make one phone call to a non-elected official. Who do you call to give yourself the best shot?   4. Set the over/under on gubernatorial vetoes and explain why you chose that number. If you ever wonder whether this Sunday content is worth the price or...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week’s questions: 1. Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2. Most interesting thing you read or heard about Nevada politics this week? 3. Name three bills that are essential to the endgame. 4. Rate from most likely to pass to least likely and explain: Mining tax Right to Return Death penalty repeal Public option Any Keith Pickard bill   Good stuff from the insiders and robust response: Those on both sides seem to think Joe Lombardo could give the gov trouble. (...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week’s questions: 1. Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2. Most interesting thing you read or heard about Nevada politics this week? 3. Who is the legislator -- name one from each house -- who is doing a workmanlike job but doesn't get a lot of attention? Explain why. 4. Who is the most likely forgotten name in Nevada politics to resurface next year as a candidate for a major office? Michael Roberson? Who?   Good stuff and a pretty robust response from the...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week’s questions: 1. Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2. Most interesting thing you read or heard about Nevada politics this week? 3. Could John Lee win a statewide election? Could he win CD4? 4. Any thoughts on the legislative deadlines -- what lived or died? Will the death penalty be abolished or not this session? What else surprised you or what surprises do you see coming? 5. Any thoughts on the reopening plan?   Even more than the usual interesting stuff...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week’s questions: 1. Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2. Most interesting thing you read or heard about Nevada politics this week? 3. Halfway point of the session. Under 60 days to go. Your thoughts so far? Who is doing well and who is not? Strange rhythm because of the lockdown -- how is it affecting things? Will things turbocharge when it opens? Grade whoever you want to grade, including the gov. 4. Who are the best and worst local government electeds ...

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