Assemblyman Derek Armstrong, the sponsor of the GOP tax bill that relies on the payroll tax, insisted during Tuesday's hearing that his plan was the friendliest to small businesses. Every lawmaker on the Tax Committee seemed to declare himself or herself a member of the Small Business Lobby. Advocates for truckers, auto dealers, manufacturers and retailers testified they liked the bill better than Gov.
Worried that Councilman Stavros Anthony was giving Her Honor a real race, Mayor Carolyn Goodman's team hired targeting expert Billy Rogers, who produced devastating mailers that may have turned the tide.
The race is nonpartisan. But it became partisan.
When the Assembly tax bill is heard Tuesday, members of the Just Say No to Taxes Every Session Caucus will testify for the measure, thus showing true consensus growing around Gov. Brian Sandoval's budget number of $7.3 billion.
Michael McDonald is the chairman of the Nevada Republican Party. Republican lawmakers are trying to pass tort reform now that they control both houses. And Michael McDonald has been hired by perhaps the state's best-known lawyer as tort reform bills are pending.
Yes, this is Nevada.
McDonald recently registered for Glenn Lerner, the attorney who constantly advertises on TV, and trial lawyer sources say the GOP chair has solicited other members of the trade group to ask for payment in return for helping to kill tort reform. (McDonald did not return a request for comment.)
Early voting is over, only 9 percent of voters have cast ballots in the Las Vegas mayor's race, so Carolyn Goodman is bringing in her not-so-secret weapon: Oscar Goodman.
In a new piece, the former mayor goes after Councilman Stavros Anthony as being essentially a mute when King Oscar was there and of uttering "lies and hypocrisy" as he tries to take the Goodman family seat. Oh, and he calls him "an empty suit."
I have been saying for weeks that this kind of campaign going after Anthony indicates the race is in doubt.
The brutal Oscar closer proves it.
Now that CNN's Dana Bash has found Harry Reid to be unrepentant about his Mitt Romney tax lies, it's finally time to publish a column I wrote contemporaneously with the Nevada senator's McCarthy-like tactic during the 2012 campaign. The column was never published because Las Vegas Sun Editor Brian Greenspun attempted to protect his friend, Reid, from the criticism.
I never wrote for the Sun again.
If you are one of the reflexive haters or conspiracy theorists who don’t believe Harry Reid had his face bashed in by an exercise band, even though there is not a scintilla of evidence to say otherwise, here are the top 10 more plausible suspects than castoffs from "The Sopranos" -- these people actually had motives:
In Las Vegas, where theoretically there is a contested mayoral race, just under 15,000 people have voted through Sunday.
That's nine days of early voting, and turnout is at 6 percent. People clearly cannot contain their excitement at the Carolyn Goodman/Stavros Anthony matchup.
Alas, the scheduled "Ralston Live" debate on Friday had to be canceled because of Harry Reid's retirement announcement. And Team Goodman delcined to do it tonight, even though that date was her campaign's original choice.
When Michele Fiore hosts her pals from Bundyville on Tuesday, they will be there for a bill that is patently unconstitutional.
That's the finding, attached here, of a Legislative Counsel Bureau opinion on AB 408, which is some lame attempt to TAKE BACK OUR LANDS.
The opinion explains that, contrary to what federal scofflaws Fiore and Bundy may think, the law does matter. To wit: