Rep. Joe Heck, who said six months ago he has no interest in the U.S. Senate, is considering the race, sources confirm.
It's early: The governor's Business License Fee tax plan just passed the state Senate on Tuesday, everyone knows it won't come out intact from the Assembly but there are still 40 days left in the session.
But it's never too early for pundits to pontificate and speculate. So here's what the contours of a tax deal might look like, as one knowledgeable outside observer put it:
The Bundy Family is angry that lawmakers have changed a bill presented by Michele of the Thousand Tax Liens to, you know, make it legal. Barely
So what's happening now is lawmakers are being urged to vote NO on the measure that once was declared unconstitutional (um, federal supremacy) by every lawyer who looked at it, including the Legislative Cousnel Bureau. I hear the measure has no chance to go back to its original form and only a marginal chance to survive either way.
The latest panic missive from Bundyville:
I don't know why I asked for a statement from Gov. Brian Sandoval on the (temporary) entombment of the Uber bill, which today was revived when leaders of both houses exempted it from any deadlines, a highly unusual move for a dead piece of legislation.
But I asked for it:
After believing a transgender bathroom bill was dead on the Assembly floor, GOP leaders are fretting the controversial measure is within a vote or two of passage before Tuesday's deadline.
State Sen. Kelvin Atkinson heard the hallway chatter, so he wanted to know what his lawyer thought: Can Uber operate without the failed regulatory bill so long as a companion insurance measure passed both houses?
Perhaps the most amazing thing about the latest drama among Assembly Republicans is that Michele Fiore has nothing to do with it.
After a series of spirited (euphemism alert) caucus meetings during the last week, in which Victoria Seaman read a prepared statement during one and Ira Hansen suggested if she were a man he would have punched her, the situation esclated Thursday to separate statements from caucus leaders and Seaman, in which she demanded a public apology from Hansen and criticized her leaders' response.
You can't make this stuff up.
The AFL-CIO is going after state Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson with a new ad starting Friday statewide, complete with "Ralston Live" clip and scary beard picture (him not me.)
And more to come from the Clark County Education Association:
With news of an anti-gay marriage group's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstitute Nevada's ban, I wondered if Attorney General Adam Laxalt would join the effort.
Laxalt, a known gay marriage foe, punted through a spokeswoman to the governor's office. Brian Sandoval did not punt: