Eye-opening story by @RileySnyder about how the state may have squandered millions of dollars in federal aid for me… t.co/Ob8dpcSxIe
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Good morning from The #WeMatter State.
On this date in 2015, state Sen. Ruben Kihuen announced for Congress. He wo… t.co/lyzXxEhWH1
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Kudos to Team @TheNVIndy for the long hours today tracking all the bill introductions in the “process” known as the… t.co/aRWng3rROg
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@BobMooreNV Not that I know of.
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Follow @s_golonka who is detailing all of the bills introduced on Deadline Day (and night) in Carson City, inc. gov… t.co/gl5Jbe2HY8
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It's all right now
In fact it's a gas
Elections, they do have consequences, as does the hiring of a natural gas co… t.co/p5a1jIqF4Z
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The deadline is...alive!
Our capital team is all over it.
via @s_golonka and @tabitha_mueller. t.co/l5ZV2FSalr
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@s_golonka Was that @tabitha_mueller?
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@sallydenton @jlnevadasmith This is...something.
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Legislative counsel: Uber cannot operate without failed bill
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?
The GOP Ass. Caucus begins to cannibalize
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.
AFL-CIO targets Roberson with statewide ad campaign
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.)
Teachers up with new ad on education funding
And more to come from the Clark County Education Association:
Governor eviscerates latest appeal to reinstate gay marriage ban
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:
Rubio's cousin: His real dream was NFL commissioner
Nevada Democratic state Sen. Mo Denis remembers his Republican cousin from Florida once told him he "would rather be commissioner of the NFL than president." With his dream job currently occupied and no vacancy on the horizon, Marco Rubio, who lived in Las Vegas for six years as a kid, today announced his candidacy for his second choice.
How the Vegas mayor's race was won
I have already told you about those targeted mailers to Democrats that turned the tide for Carolyn Goodman against Stavros Anthony, the soon to be ex-mayor-pro-tem. Now, courtesy of an exclusive guest piece from Goodman campaign boss Braley Mayer, how the race was won:
My tribute to Gary Gray
(This aired last night on "Ralston Live." Sorry, no video available.) Gary Gray wasn’t the kind of guy to brag about how many campaign he won. But in the last 30 years, he may have won more races than any other consultant in the state. Gray died Thursday at the age of 69 in a car accident. But it was no accident that his talents were sought after by candidates at every level – from local officials to lawmakers to governors.
Schism surfaces between state pot legalization effort and national group
The state group trying to legalize marijuana has divorced itself from a national organization, which has set up a separate PAC in Nevada.
Switch, three major gaming companies file notice of exiting from NV Energy
UPDATED: I have obtained the amendment being floated by Switch to dramatically change the statute under which ratepayers can leave the NV Energy grid, making it much easier and cheaper. I have attached it here.