One day after the Legislature passed a measure to exempt school construction from prevailing wage laws, the AFL-CIO began airing an ad designed to get the governor's attention.
Gov. Brian Sandoval is expected to sign the measure, but the AFL-CIO isn't waving a white flag just yet. The group had been walking in key districts, but could not stop the Assembly from passing the Senate bill on a near-party-line vote.
Here's the ad:
The Clark County Education Association plans to give Gov. Brian Sandoval political cover with supportive TV ads about his education plan.
Here are the first two, which are slated to start next week.
UPDATE, 2 PM: The company sent a dual message Wednesday. Switch executive Lesley McVay simultaneously sent an almost identical letter to the chamber, resigning from the group's executive committee. (Her letter is posted below.)
Rookie Democratic Assemblywoman Amber Joiner was so thrilled to be at the bill signing ceremony for the school construction bill that she took a selfie.
It's running in both urban markets, designed to affect the gun debate, and a sign of the group's enduring presence here.
But can an ad compete with the NRA's influence in gun-happy Nevada? Or sway a vote?
That's the allegation in a complaint filed Tuesday with legislative police by Assemblyman John Moore against Majority Leader Paul Anderson.
The confrontation came after Anderson tried to persuade Moore to change his vote to get a controversial school construction/bond rollover bill out of committee. Moore voted no, but then flipped later to help push out the bill, saying he reserved the right to vote no on the floor.
Here's the complaint.
The geniuses seeking to recall Speaker John Hambrick because he dared to suggest the state might need more money for education, which is what two-thirds of Nevadans believe, have begun dropping lit at the door.
Team Sandoval has created a nonprofit, Nevada Can Do Better, to help sell his tax plan, and released a new poll showing, among other things:
----Obama, 44-51 (Vegas-46-49!)
----Sandoval, 75-17. Wow.
----Legislature, 40-22. Nearly 40 percent with no opinion. Amazing.
----78 percent say public schools are fair or poor; 67 percent say funding inadequate.
----56-41 for Sandoval tax plan, which is about what the margin tax was before the attacks began.
----40-57, sales tax on services. Not surprising. DOA.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is in a dead heat with two prospective GOP challengers, Scott Walker leads the GOP field here and Hillary Clinton leads all Republican comers in Nevada, except for -- wait for it -- Gov. Brian Sandoval.
The good folks at DailyKos have provided me with their maps and data on a comprehensive study of Nevada legislative districts and the difference in performance the last two cycles. Spoiler alert: The Democrats tanked in 2014.
Check it out.