Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.
Cortez Masto takes heat from immigration advocates, GOP for position on Trump-era Title 42 policy
Nevada’s Catherine Cortez Masto is among a small group of Senate Democrats opposing the Biden administration’s decision to end a Trump-era policy that essentially shut down America’s asylum system. The battle centers on a rule known as Title 42, which allows U.S. border officials to turn away asylum-seekers at the border by citing the pandemic. […]
And in this corner… Joey Gilbert
Pugilist turned Reno attorney turned gubernatorial hopeful Joey Gilbert is out to save Nevada from itself, and he’s garnering the support of outsiders to do it. Almost 40% of the campaign contributions he’s reported receiving for his Republican gubernatorial effort are from out-of-state – Florida, Georgia and Texas, among them. “People see the chance to […]
Worried time is running out, Democrats hope to rein in prescription drug costs
Democrats are being pressed to do more to rein in prescription drug prices this year, while they still have a chance. When speaking about efforts to lower prescription costs, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley admitted in a Senate Finance Committee in March the “difficulty of passing something like this in a Republican Congress,” adding, “If we […]
Human trafficking requires bipartisan solution, not partisan politics, Cortez Masto says
Human trafficking is a national problem and requires a bipartisan solution, says Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. “It is something we should be working on together instead of playing politics with it, it is a problem we have,” Cortez Masto said at an RTC transit center in Las Vegas last week. “I don’t care what […]
Wolfson gone but not forgotten at DA forum
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson was physically absent from a candidate forum Thursday night, but his presence loomed large as Republican Tim Treffinger and Democrat Ozzie Fumo made their respective cases why they’d be better DAs than Wolfson. The incumbent backed out of the debate at the last minute, citing recent public provocations involving […]
Civil rights groups blast Wolfson after he drops out of forum
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, who is seeking re-election, backed out of a Thursday candidate forum sponsored by civil rights and Black advocacy organizations because he and his staff didn’t feel safe participating, according to Yvette Williams, chairperson of the Clark County Black Caucus. Williams says Wolfson, who attended an education forum this week, […]
How much do you know about candidates’ finances?
Aside from his $192,000 salary as Clark County Sheriff, and his spouse’s income as a commercial real estate broker, gubernatorial hopeful Joe Lombardo and wife Donna Alderson make their money from “investments,” according to Lombardo’s financial disclosure statement. Under state law, voters have no right to know what those investments are. Nevada law requires public […]
Civil rights groups hope to put police reforms on agenda in sheriff’s race
In theory, the upcoming election for the race for sheriff is the first chance since the 2020 protests following the killing of George Floyd that Clark County voters have to elect a law enforcement official who could implement some reforms to policing. Some civil rights groups, who cite lackluster answers and conflicting priorities by sheriff […]
When they’re not busy accusing her of being too lenient on pedophiles and too hard on white people, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee holding hearings on Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson purport to worship an originalist judicial philosophy. That means they like judges who promise, all Antonin Scalia-like, to base judicial rulings on […]
Seriously? People are running for lieutenant governor? Again?
As of close of business on Thursday, the penultimate day of filing to run for political office, thirteen (13!) people had plopped down their $200 and signed their names to run for lieutenant governor of the state of Nevada, a fact sure to prompt much of the rest of Nevada to ask: Why? There’s only […]
Decline in federal grant funding for local elections criticized by advocates
WASHINGTON — The $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress last week includes $75 million in Help America Vote Act grants — a major reduction compared to years past. Experts say the $75 million is insufficient to fund local elections and leaves local election offices without resources to improve election infrastructure and protect the […]
GOP SOS hopeful imports election fraud theorists to promote Nye County measure
Nevada secretary of state candidate Jim Marchant, accompanied by Republican figures from across the country who have previously promoted election fraud conspiracy theories, made a push Tuesday for Nye County to switch to hand-counting paper ballots. A Colorado official, Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, recently indicted on charges of election tampering, was also invited by […]