Commerce Tax repeal gets appealed to state Supreme Court
After losing in District Court, the Coalition for Nevada's Future (thank you, gamers) has appealed to the high court to stop the R.I.P. Commerce Tax (no thank you, Knechtians) repeal. It's 53 pages.
SolarCity plans referendum to repeal parts of rooftop solar law
Despite the Public Utilities Commission's apparent succumbing to pressure to reconsider grandfathering 17,000 rooftop solar customers, SolarCity will file a referendum Monday to change the existing law, sources confirm.
Laborers union all in for...Michele Fiore?
Why would a prominent Nevada union invest $10,000 in an assemblywoman who once suggested unruly union picketers should get a "a bullet in your head" and used her elected position to try to squelch union protests?
Bernie loves the Hispanics!
UPDATED, 1/21/16, 10:45 AM: This list of unknowns, courtesy of PolitiFact's Riley Snyder, is the "highly respected" Latino steering committee. A picture is worth a...media hit, I guess. ----
When a non-endorsement is news
The Culinary is officially Switzerland, but like one of those watches, timing is everything.
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:
The legislative money race 2016: $2.5 million to candidates in 2015
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
Owner of newspaper gives $200,000 last year
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.
NV Energy gave $146,000 in 2015 to candidates
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.
Class-action lawsuit filed against NV Energy on rooftop solar
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.