Adelson lieutenant: Half of stadium will be financed by public, lawmakers will approve in August
Sounding as if it is a fait accompli, Las Vegas Sands operative Andy Abboud said Thursday the public will kick in for half of a new stadium to host the Raiders, and the Legislature will have a special session in August to approve it.
Ron Knecht unhinged
UPDATED WITH KNECHT RESPONSE BELOW, 2:20 PM If, as John Wooden once said, the true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching, Controller Ron Knecht revealed a lot in a recent response to a question from a constituent.
Democrats are unified....in dodging questions about Hillary and email probe
Since I am a fun guy to have at parties, when the Democrats held a "we are unfied" presser Wednesday, I decided to ask the federal candidates pounding Donald Trump about their own backing of a woman involved in an FBI probe.
Third-party group starts campaign with Heck-Sandoval ad
One Nation, a Mitch McConnell-linked PAC, wasted no time after the primary trying to help Rep. Joe Heck win Harry Reid's Senate seat, laying down a $2.3 million buy. The first ad, which you can see below, tries to tether Heck to popular Gov. Brian Sandoval, on veterans issues. The buy starts today and runs for a month in both urban markets.
What to watch for tonight
A sliver of the electorate will make decisions by the end of Tuesday that will shape the races for the fall. Here's what to watch for as the returns come in, and check my Twitter feed (@ralstonreports) tonight for results:
Adelson, hoping for legislative rubber-stamp of stadium plan, spreads more than $200K to candidates in final fortnight
The Las Vegas Sands, which wants lawmakers to convene a special session this summer to pave the way for Sheldon Adelson's stadium, contributed $211,500 to lawmakers and candidates in the two weeks leading up to Tuesday's primary. The donations, made to candidates of both parties, are highly unusual in volume and breadth so late in an election. Lawmakers, either in a special or regular session next year, would almost surely have to pass a law enabling the stadium financing scheme to divert public money toward its construction.
Early voting blog, Primary 2016
Day 14, Friday, June 10: Huge day on the final day, as usual: Nearly 10,000 folks voted in Clark County. Final number of 76,500 far above last cycle's 61,000. But even with mail, the total is 90,192. That's only 10 percent. Partisan totals are higher: Democrats: 45,868, or 11.8 percent Republicans: 36,125, or 13.2 percent
Most disgusting attack robocall of the season
Tony Baca, a member of Assemblyman Brent Jones' anti-tax caucus, has started a robocall against his primary foe, Artemus Ham, that seeks to exploit the transgender bathroom issue by invoking a notorious child murder.
Poll: Nevadans love their public lands, think renewables should be developed
The gaming industry and solar companies are popular in Nevada. The Public Utilities Commission and Cliven Bundy? Not so much.
The child I love
When Maddy Ralston came into this world almost 21 years ago, it was love at first sight. I cradled her in my arms, my adopted miracle, and couldn’t stop crying. She was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.