On the day before the 2015 Legislature adjourned, two Republican Assembly members left the building and did not return.
Assemblywoman Vicki Dooling departed because her husband of 50 years died early Sunday, and Assemblyman John Moore checked into the hospital later that day with chest pains.
A measure.that would break up the Clark County School District, jammed through a few minutes before sine die in the Senate, has raised concerns among financial experts and rating agencies.
So says results in Senate Ditrsict 5, which is where Democrat Joyce Woodhouse resides. The survey, conducted by Billy Rogers, who helped the GOP take the Senate, is telling for all lawmakers.
SD 5 SURVEY – 301 Interviews (Registered Voters) May 23-27 (MOE +/- 5.6 points)
Hello, my name is ___________ with AMT Research. We are conducting a short survey on the 2016
Presidential election and other important issues. (The order of numbers: DEM REP IND TOTAL)
In a huge development, Assembly Tax Chair Derek Armstrong will vote for the governor's tax plan.
Armstrong, who proposed an alternative to the governor's original idea and opposed the gross receipts portion, told me:
In everything I do as a legislator, I am always reminded that the voters elected me to make
decisions that are in the best interest of their families, their businesses, their neighborhoods and
Top among their concerns are improving the condition of our education system and building a
Here's a shocker: The businesses who testified against the governor's plan Tuesday, most of them in strident opposition (using apocalyptic language) to the Commerce Tax portion, pay about one-tenth of the actual burden while those who were supportive pay more than two-thirds. Does this surprise anyone?
Here's a chart outlining this phenomenon, prepared by Jeremey Aguero, who testifed for the governor.
Or most of them do.
Or most of them would prefer that but some actually live in the real world.
That's according to a confidential Assembly Republican Caucus document I've obtained, the product of an informal survey by rookie Brent Jones, a charter member of the so-called "MFers" -- Michele Fiore and her Know-Nothing Party.
I asked Jones about it the document, which says "Confidential -- For Republican Caucus Only!" and I confirmed was the result of his actions. "Where did you get that?" he asked, then added, "I can neither confirm nor deny that is mine."
In for Nevada Senate against anointed choice Catherine Cortez Masto? Kamikaze mission, an up-or-out move or a feint? You judge -- this just went out:
Hosted by Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison and his Nevada campaign chief, Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchsion, Marco Rubio is coming to celebrate his birthday in Nevada.
Hillary Clinton's top campaign aides, including her campaign manager, are in Nevada this week to meet with supporters, community leaders and reporters, yet another sign that the Silver State is critical to the presumptive Democratic nominee's strategy.
Robby Mook, who ran Clinton's 2008 effort in Nevada, is here along with Marlon Marshall, who is overseeing all of her state campaigns. They were in Reno on Monday evening meeting with Obama and Clinton backers from '08. They plan to be in Carson City today and will also travel to Las Vegas.