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WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: 1.    Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2.    Rank from most likely to least likely and explain why: Chris G. runs/Dina Titus runs/Dean Heller gets a serious primary/Dan Schwartz runs 3.    Who is the best elected official no one really talks about? 4.    Why do the Senate Democrats, who refused to endorse him, hate James Ohrenschall? So the consensus from the insiders: Chris and Dan run, Dina probably (some dissenters) does not and Heller will get a...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: 1.   Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2.   I raised this question this week: With nearly a third of the Nevada electorate likely to be neither Democrat nor Republican come November 2018, could an indie win a statewide race? What kind of candidate would it have to be -- what qualities would he or she have to possess? 3.   Who will have the most influence on the 2018 elections in Nevada and why? (Comment on the others, too.) Donald Trump Sheldon Adelson...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: 1.   Smartest/dumbest political moves of the week? 2.   Trio of premium nuggets 3.  Sanctuary cities are in the news again. They clearly will be an issue that Republicans such as Dean Heller, Adam Laxalt and Michel Roberson use to club opponents. How do the politics of this play out? 4. Rate Heller's handling of the health care bill so far? And use your crystal ball: Will he eventually be a no or yes? How do the politics work for or against him? 5. Will...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: 1.   Smartest/dumbest political moves of the week? 2.   Let's set the baseline odds 18 months out:  Heller-Rosen -- odds and will there be a primary on either side? Laxalt- Sisolak -- odds and will there be a primary on either side? CD3 -- Hammond vs. ? CD4 -- Is Ruben safe? Stavros Anthony? Leg control: Does either house flip? What other races are you watching? Welcome to the first Campaign ‘18 edition of the report. I’ve assembled a group of insiders...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: All about a session wrap. I’ll present each insider’s take – and I can’t thank them enough for their efforts since the beginning of the year. I asked for their takes on winners and losers, best rookies, governor’s rating and whatever else they wanted to do. A landslide of praise for Yvanna Cancela, both as a rookie chair and her shepherding of the diabetes bill – not sure I have ever seen this much consensus, from left and right and middle; the other two...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week:   1.   Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2.   One week and counting: A. Chances of finishing early? B. Name the day and time of sine die C. If session goes to midnight on Day 120 or slops over to Day 121, what will cause it to go so long? 3.   How will the two major energy issues be resolved -- rooftop solar and RPS? 4.   Who will announce candidacy first after session: Aaron Ford for AG; Steve Sisolak for gov; Michael Roberson for LG; Adam Laxalt for...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? Thoughts on The Laxalt Tapes hearings. What did you learn, any fallout, any pithy comments? Many issues have been resolved or are almost resolved with two weeks left. What do you see holding everything up at this point? Is there one thing that could still gum up the works?   Usual quality insight, with many thinking no big issues (maybe minimum wage, ESAs) to be resolved but something will snag the end (so do I) and...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: 1.   Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2.   General thoughts on Laxalt and Manendo stories and likely outcomes? 3.    Three weeks left: What's the one thing we have all forgotten to keep an eye on? Even those who like Michael Roberson let him have it for his comments about A.G. Burnett, just as I have. But most of my insiders either think the hearings will either be uninteresting or disappointing, with some of these longtime cynics believing what the...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: 1.   Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2.   Tensions are starting to build between leg and gov. What is most likely scenario? A. Gov has to end up vetoing a lot of bills B. ESAs pass in scaled-back form (elaborate if you think so) C. Dems and gov agree on big-picture stuff (criminal justice, employment issues, Pharma, etc), session ends without major incident.  D. Fill in the blank with another scenario. 3. So far, who is best set up for 2018 (in order...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week:   1.   Smartest/dumbest moves of the week? 2.   Name three legislators who don't usually get much attention but are quietly doing a great job and could be factors in the endgame, may be future leaders. 3.   Can Steve Sisolak beat Adam Laxalt? Can Dan Schwartz beat Adam Laxalt? Can any Democrats beat Steve Sisolak? 4.   Can Kate Marshall beat Dean Heller? My favorite line: "We are 2/3s of the way through the 2017 Nevada Legislative Session but it’s only...

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