Fiore snubs, threatens state inspectors, could lose home health care license
Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, who received $6 million in Medicaid funding during a five-year period, has refused to allow state inspectors to review her records and could have her license to operate revoked, sources confirmed this week.
Realtors hit two lawmakers on HOA bill vote
The Realtors PAC is starting its campaign season early, going after Democratic Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel and Republican Glenn Trowbridge for voting against an HOA measure. The mail pieces, which you can see below, refer to AB 359, which the Realtors considered an assault on homeowner rights and gave associations too much power with so-called super-priority liens. Getting rid of an HOA's right to extinguish a first mortgage was a big deal for the group.
Democratic poll shows Nevada Senate race a dead heat, Hillary up in the state
The U.S. Senate race in Nevada is a dead heat while every Republican candidate would lose today to Hillary Clinton in Nevada, according to a poll conducted by a Democratic-leaning pollster for a Democratic SuperPAC.
The money chase in CD4
UPDATE, 7 AM, 7/16/15: I added Rep. Cresent Hardy's report below. he has much more on hand than any of the Democrats, and his advantage is likley to be quite large by June 2016 after the internecine carnage to come. Susie Lee is the decisive winner so far, with $100,000 more than Ruben Kihuen and $200,000 more than Lucy Flores. (John Oceguera announced after the deadline.) I will post all of the FEC reports here as they come in.
Assembly Democrats are, ahem, on message
Many political observers believe the Democrats have an excellent chance to recapture the lower house in 2016 because of so many likely GOP one-termers. But if the examples below of initial fundraising pitches are any indication, their creativy quotient is going to be quite low. See if you can spot ANY differences. Any?
Roberson anointment, subtly done
Fiore and her "team" hosting event for Fiorina
Former Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt-Bono, former state Sen. Sue Lowden and former state Treasurer Patty Cafferata, along with the Kiss of Death Caucus from the Legislature, are hosting an event July 18 for Carly Fiorina's presidential campaign.
Rubio's needle-threading on gaming
Marco Rubio wants Sheldon Adelson's money -- what GOP presidential hopeful wouldn't? -- but he also has to live with a history of opposing gaming expansion in Florida.
Businesses sue over minimum wage amendment, mandate to provide health care to pay lower rate
A group of Nevada businesses, including slot bar giant Dotty's and Tilman Fertitta (whose family hates Dotty's), has sued Gov. Brian Sandoval, asking that the minimum wage amendment to the state Constitution be thrown out. The complaint from these strange bedfellows, which is below, asserts that the amendment, which raised the minimum wage to $8.25 for businesses that don't pay health care benefits and $7.25 for those that do, was passed twice with nearly 70 percent of the vote in 2004 and 2006.
Lucy Flores already has won the CD4 primary
If you believe an internal poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, if you think it's more than name recognition after a statewide bid, if you believe this was released for any reason besides fundraising, then you need to increse your political education. Lucy Flores crushing everyone else? Ruben Kihuen, Susie Lee and John Oceguera might as well get out now. Here's the memo, courtesy of Politico Pro: