Poll: Voters oppose PUC solar decision, want special session
A survey paid for by the solar industry indicates voters are angry about the Public Utilities Commission decision on rooftop solar and want a special session of the Legislature to reverse it. The statewide poll, paid for by the umbrella group Bring Back Solar Alliance and conducted in late January, found:
Constitutional amendment filed to break NV Energy monopoly
"An open, competitive retail electric energy market" by 2023. Filed today by broad coalition, I'm told, not ready to put themselves out there yet. Read all about it.
Culinary will endorse in CD4 on Thursday, almost certainly will go to Kihuen
The Culinary union on Thursday plans to conduct a vote on its endorsement in a crowded Democratic primary for GOP Rep. Cresent Hardy's seat, and a flyer sent to members makes it clear the leadership favors state Sen. Ruben Kihuen. Rarely have I seen a flyer that so obviously makes it clear -- look at it below. Three of the candidates have face shots while Kihuen, anointed by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, is seen....on a union picket line. And look at the description of Kihuen compared to the others -- twice as long and highlighting his union bonafides.
Adelson contributions to Cruz may not mean much
The fourth quarter contributions from Sheldon and Miriam Adelson to Ted Cruz made news the last few days, but they have not been exclusive. They are still dating until they decide to unload soft money to either Marco Rubio or Cruz -- or both. I heard long ago from someone who knows that they would spread personal money around to several candidates but would wait until the race shakes out a little before unleashing the seven-figure contributions. They made other maximum personal donations ($2,700) last year to three other candidates. To wit:
Bundy tells Oregon governor, sheriff, POTUS and "Internet to the World" to stay off Oregon refuge
Quick congressional money wrap
The only money that matters, after fourth-quarter reports were filed Sunday, is cash on hand. Here's what it looks like in Nevada's competiutive congressional races: CD4: Susie Lee: $647,000 Ruben Kihuen: $373,000 John Oceguera: $204,000 Lucy Flores: $84,000
Adelson begins to play with his new toy
Once upon a time, The Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial page was a bastion of libertarianism, arguing, among other things, that public money should not be used to subsidize stadium projects.
Sands to partner with UNLV on stadium, hope to bring Raiders here
Here's what UNLV President Len Jessup sent to a small group today:
Sanders workers are masquerading as Culinary members to campaign inside hotels
UPDATED, 4:15 PM: Culinary spokeswoman Bethany Khan says the situation "has been resolved." How so? I'm told the Sanders campaign has agreed not to try to enter the employee dining rooms again. Updated with statement from Culinary leader Geo Arguello-Kline: We can confirm multiple reports of Bernie Sanders’ campaign staffers attempting and gaining access to Employee Dining Rooms at Las Vegas Strip properties where over 57,000 members that we represent work.
Bush SuperPAC hits Rubio in NV
On the same day Jeb Bush made a campaign stop in Elko, Right to Rise, the Super PAC linked to his campaign, pounded him in GOP mailboxes on his missed Senate votes along with a piece about Jeb's plan to wipe out ISIS.