Assemblywoman Michele Fiore and Assemblyman Brent Jones, appearing on the radio, recently accused Gov. Brian Sandoval of "treason" and said that is why the GOP is "excommunicating him."
That was a reference to the $1.4 billion tax increase, supported by 80 percent of lawmakers, inlcuding a majority of Republicans in both houses. They also accused the governor of only "sticking to his guns" for people "who write him fat checks," as Fiore put it.
A few days after announcing 17 county chairs and a couple of weeks after a Carson City town hall, Jeb Bush returns to Nevada next Wednesday.
It's will be his third visit as a candidate since May. Bush clearly knows We Matter.
A noon rally at the Hyatt Place near the airport in Reno.
A 5:30 PM town hall at the Pearson Community Center in North Las Vegas.
An appaerance on "Ralston Live," too? A host can dream....
Conventional wisdom has it that the Democrats are favorites to recapture the Assembly, which they shockingly lost in 2014 after holding a 27-15 edge and hemorraghing 10 seats.
Beneficiaries of the red wave such as Shelly Shelton, John Moore and Victoria Seaman (fleeing to a state Senate race demise) will be erased, the CW goes. An additional two more seats in a Democratic year and control switches.
Paul Laxalt, the ex-senator and ex-governor, turns 93 today.
He has been ill for some time and is rarely seen anymore.
On this occasion, I post a gift I recently received from my friend, the great historian/journalist Bob Stoldal, a letter Laxalt wrote in 1991, reminiscing about how he had spent his second Senate term ("fascinating but terribly difficult period") torn between the White House, where his friend Ronald Reagan resided, and the Club of 100.
In 2004, after what was then the largest tax increase in Nevada history, some Mensa-like GOP strategists thought an anti-tax "Contract with Nevada" would help the Republicans take over the Assembly, then in Democratic control by 23-19.
It was a disaster.
A small band of would-be tax erasers are poised to launch their effort next week, aided by a lawmaker and legislative lawyers who helped them draft the petition to overturn Gov. Brian Sandoval’s largest increase in history.
After Assemblywoman Michele Fiore twice refused to allow state inspectors into her home health care business records, officials Friday delivered a letter to her outlining her history of noncompliance and putting her on notice that her license to operate could be revoked.
Being nosy, I wondered who were these dozens of people with Gov. Brian Sandoval on his two-weeks-plus trade mission to Ireland, England, Germany and Italy.
So I asked.
NV Energy will file with state regulators a week from Friday to show it plans to comply with new rooftop solar (so-called net metering) requirements renewable advocates agreed to in the Legislature but are now asserting are unfair.
Nevada's university regents have hired a prominent (and expensive) California labor lawyer and his associates to investigate allegations that Chancellor Dan Klaich improperly handled a report critical of the system.