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The magnificent cowardice of Nevada elected officials

BY: - April 16, 2019

There is no reason to rehash reasons Nevada should do what nearly 20 states have done: cap interest rates payday lenders can charge so as to run the bad actors out of the state. Your Nevada Legislature certainly didn’t think there was any need to rehash the issue. On the contrary, Assembly Commerce and Labor […]

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Adeles

Photo reveals Carson City spot where good bills go

BY: - April 10, 2019

The state Assembly’s death penalty abolition bill has already been sucked in. As of late Wednesday afternoon, legislation to cap rates on payday lenders has still not been scheduled for a committee hearing. The same goes for the modest bill to mandate sick pay for private sector workers. Friday is the deadline for legislation to […]

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Will Democrats, too, crush payday lending, sick pay bills?

BY: - April 8, 2019

Friday is a deadline for your Nevada Legislature; bills must get passed out of committee or die. That doesn’t mean bills can’t be resuscitated. Like comic book creators bringing superheroes back from the dead in the next issue, legislative leaders can massage the process to breath new life into seemingly shelved legislation, even after deadlines. […]

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hegemony

Prezzy wannabes, Gramsci, and you

BY: - April 4, 2019

As everyone knows, the Mueller report, as hastily skimmed by Attorney General William Barr, proves conclusively that Donald Trump is the finest human being ever to walk the earth, greater than Jesus, greater than Lincoln, greater, even, than Fred Rogers. And yet simply oodles of Democrats seem to think that they, not the Great Trump, […]

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joe's big day

‘Uncle Joe’ should call it a day

BY: - March 31, 2019

Joe Biden’s prospective presidential campaign was already making eyes roll before former Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores took to the internet Friday and described how Biden planted “a big slow kiss on the back of my head” at a 2014 campaign event. Over the years, video of Biden nuzzling, pawing and kissing women have arguably sparked […]

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kihuen with friends

Kihuen victim blasts despicable pro-Kihuen website

BY: - March 27, 2019

Remember that website somebody put up that attempts to defend disgraced former congressman, Las Vegas City Council candidate, and most obtuse man in Nevada Ruben Kihuen by attacking the very women Congress sanctioned him for harassing? Well… A) As of Wednesday afternoon, it’s still up (no, mustn’t link because it is vile), and B) One […]

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three sessions ago

Minimum wage bill: Lawmakers’ emphasis is on the “minimum”

BY: - March 26, 2019

After reading the minimum wage legislation posted on the Legislature’s NELIS website Monday night, my first thought was, eh, could be worse. Turns out it was. A bill that simply called for raising Nevada’s minimum wage to $12, effective Jan. 1 2020, was posted mistakenly, a “technical error,” according to the Legislative Counsel Bureau, a […]

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reno exurb

Nevada’s blue wave has a green glow

BY: - March 22, 2019

In 2012, several Nevada legislators were fined because they failed to report using campaign contributions to pay for rent and food and other expenses that everyone else pays for with their own money. And that’s OK! Well, legal anyway. Legislators can spend campaign contributions on that stuff while they’re in Carson City, legislating. So long […]

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weirdo

Las Vegas voters really ought to show up for a change

BY: - March 13, 2019

Disgraced former Congressman and Las Vegas City Council candidate Ruben Kihuen is having a big week. Tuesday, Buzzfeed, which originally broke the story about the allegations of Kihuen’s sexual harassment of staffers, published a lengthy look at his bid to return to public office in the Las Vegas Ward 3 race. Kihuen resisted calls to […]

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gun show

A “mere condition” of sale. Or as the Nye County sheriff puts it, “Hitler!!!!”

BY: - March 8, 2019

Even Adam Laxalt didn’t argue Nevada’s background check law was unconstitutional. “According to its plain text, the Act preserves a preexisting right in Nevada to sell or transfer firearms between private parties. The Act’s background check requirement was intended to be a mere condition precedent to the sale or transfer of a firearm…” Laxalt wrote […]

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Your exiteers

Pssst… exits from NV Energy are way out of control

BY: - March 6, 2019

Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council discussed leaving NV Energy to shop around for cheaper power. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has the same idea. As does the Raiders stadium. Those public and quasi-public (and publicly subsidized) operations follow on the heels of the local giant data warehouse, Switch, and of course resort […]

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kinder gentler

Assembly Republicans document their existence

BY: - February 28, 2019

“Under Republican leadership, Nevada’s rate of insured citizens has dramatically increased,” boast Nevada Assembly Republicans in a document released Thursday outlining their 2019 priorities. Well, yeah. Because Brian Sandoval was the first Republican governor in the nation to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act that Republicans are always insisting must be repealed. The statement […]