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.
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.
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.
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.
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.