Eye-opening story by @RileySnyder about how the state may have squandered millions of dollars in federal aid for me… t.co/Ob8dpcSxIe
12 hours 47 min ago.
Good morning from The #WeMatter State.
On this date in 2015, state Sen. Ruben Kihuen announced for Congress. He wo… t.co/lyzXxEhWH1
13 hours 23 min ago.
Kudos to Team @TheNVIndy for the long hours today tracking all the bill introductions in the “process” known as the… t.co/aRWng3rROg
23 hours 42 min ago.
@BobMooreNV Not that I know of.
1 day 2 hours ago.
Follow @s_golonka who is detailing all of the bills introduced on Deadline Day (and night) in Carson City, inc. gov… t.co/gl5Jbe2HY8
1 day 3 hours ago.
It's all right now
In fact it's a gas
Elections, they do have consequences, as does the hiring of a natural gas co… t.co/p5a1jIqF4Z
1 day 4 hours ago.
The deadline is...alive!
Our capital team is all over it.
via @s_golonka and @tabitha_mueller. t.co/l5ZV2FSalr
1 day 9 hours ago.
@s_golonka Was that @tabitha_mueller?
1 day 10 hours ago.
@sallydenton @jlnevadasmith This is...something.
1 day 10 hours ago.
Rats, sinking ship, etc.
I have already written here and here about a group of 200-plus lawyers writing a threatening letter to various elected officials, including state senators who will possibly vote on a bill changing hearsay evidence rules in some cases. The stupidity and near-criminality of this maneuver cannot be overestimated. Nor was the next step in this story's trajectory unpredictable.
This is the funniest thing you will read all day/week/year
From journalismjobs.com, the Review-Journal, a k a Las Vegas' "newspaper," advertises for a publisher, and I helpfully annotate part of it (I am not applying, FYI):
"Conservative" Brent Jones: Labor under attack
Assemblyman Brent Jones, a key member of Team Fiore and foaming attacker of fellow pro-tax Republicans, wrote a letter in which he fretted about "cherished legal protections for workers and unions are under attack." The missive, which you can see below, was responding/pandering to an AFL-CIO postcard. He also lamented that this "has been a difficult session for labor." He also told the author of the postcard he would keep concerns about prevailing wage in mind going forward.
Lawyers threaten lawmakers
I've never seen anything like this in writing during a legislative session -- a letter to elected officials from a bunch of lawyers on a measure that would allow hearsay evidence into certain criminal proceedings:
Primary vs. caucus: What will Nevada do?
UPDATED, 4/27/15, 11:30 AM: Key insiders in both houses tell me that the final bill likely will have the February primary for all races, which will thrill incumbents of both parties, and a carve out for the Democrats to still have a caucus. It's dynasty time in Nevada, folks, and manna for pundits.
Heck rethinks U.S. Senate race
Rep. Joe Heck, who said six months ago he has no interest in the U.S. Senate, is considering the race, sources confirm.
What a tax deal might look like
It's early: The governor's Business License Fee tax plan just passed the state Senate on Tuesday, everyone knows it won't come out intact from the Assembly but there are still 40 days left in the session. But it's never too early for pundits to pontificate and speculate. So here's what the contours of a tax deal might look like, as one knowledgeable outside observer put it:
Cliven and clan are a bit upset
The Bundy Family is angry that lawmakers have changed a bill presented by Michele of the Thousand Tax Liens to, you know, make it legal. Barely So what's happening now is lawmakers are being urged to vote NO on the measure that once was declared unconstitutional (um, federal supremacy) by every lawyer who looked at it, including the Legislative Cousnel Bureau. I hear the measure has no chance to go back to its original form and only a marginal chance to survive either way. The latest panic missive from Bundyville: Friends,
Sandoval stands strong on Uber
I don't know why I asked for a statement from Gov. Brian Sandoval on the (temporary) entombment of the Uber bill, which today was revived when leaders of both houses exempted it from any deadlines, a highly unusual move for a dead piece of legislation. But I asked for it:
Transgender bathroom bill close to passage
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.